Hi guys, and thank you for the great educative forms. I never thoughts the two wheels thing could have all that complications
Ok, here it is, I am Super super clydesdale (about 400Lb) and didn't cycle in my life up to few months ago (a super protective family... yes i know!). I am now in my early 40S (it makes me feel younger saying it that way!!)
Earlier this year i decided to take control on my weight. I have read carefully in this forum and decided to go with weight proof bicycle that can take a serious beating (under my wight). It was a HT MTB with semi-slick tyres. So i swallowed the plunge and bout a Rockhopper 2013. It worked like a charm. No major incidence. Off course i was cycling very responsibly no major pumpers and give the bike its space when it asks for it with a strange squawks :-). I took a lot of falls till I did it right ( on asphalt only not even close to off-roads). The only incidence was that the spokes of the rare wheel went out of tensions (all of them were loose at once) after i had a quick downhill that i couldn't control. Last week after i celebrated my first strait 7.4 miles (i know it might sound pathetic but i did celebrate it), my bike got stolen. Luckily the insurance kicked in and i got a new pike where i upgraded to Rockhopper pro. The freewheel managed to get broken just after the first hour :-)
Now my question... I am in the market again for a new bike (I am 6.1 with the weight that i am not going to repeat here :-) ) Do you think a cyclocross (as i am doing only asphalt) would be a good choice? or just go back to HT MTB??
Thanks in advance
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