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    Drop bar bike for 300lb rider??

    I'm tasked with finding a commuter/drop bar bike for a friend of mine. He is 300lb and wants something with discs and I'm guessing it will be a road going only bike, more or less. Preferably something that I don't have to swap out more than 10-20% of the components to make it last. He is not very fit but i know he will use the bike to get in shape if he has a usable bike. Quite strong person.

    I'm guessing comfort and durability is more important than speed for him.

    Currently i'm looking into complete builds of Salsa Vaya and Surly Disc Trucker. Would you guys say these are suitable bikes for a heavy and tall rider like this?

    Anyhting else on the market thats suitable? He's looking to spend $1500-2k or there about. (Plus eventual extra parts if needed I think)
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    Surly Straggler might be another, though they aren't shipping quite yet.

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    Any 29er - with drops. I am close to 300 and ride my Vassago Bandersnatch with dirt drops. Cane creek levers bar end shifters and 38mm tires on velocity p35 rims. My roadie buddies cringe.. but I never get flats!

    It is not a Ti lightweight beast.. but I will never be one....
    My bike is heavier than yours - it does not have Carbon or Titanium parts - I love it!

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    Specialized AWOL, Giant Revolt

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