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    Super XL Clydesdale

    I am a 6'4'' 367lb Super stud But, I want to drop the weight to about 225lb. Being that I am new to the bike riding scene I need advice as to what kind of bike to purchase. Price is an issue, with only a $300 spending limit. I want to do road riding and switch to off road when I am more advanced and drop in weight. I welcome any advice with this issue.

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    $300 is extremely limiting...not sure there is much out there but I would recommend a fully rigid 29er.

    You might be able to find a used Redline Singlespeed 29er for that money.

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    I'm with mtnbiker72 in terms of staying away from anything with suspension in that price range. $300 is going to be tough even for a rigid bike.

    If you're open to buying used, you might want to check your local Craigslist just to see what may be available.

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    Going to third the recommendation for saving a bit more and getting the Redline Monocog. It will give you the best reliability in a bike, fit well, and ride well. The downside is as a single speed, it will force you to get strong. I would suggest starting out on Multi Use Trails and work your rides up from there. A great thing about a rigid single speed is it will improve your riding skills and strength.
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    Thanks for the advice guys. Guess I'll have to shell out more cash than what I expected.

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    Check into the Redline D440. Single crank in the front but you have 8 gears in the back. You can get this ride for between $600-$700. If you really want to get into the sport, road or dirt, you're going to have to drop a few more $$$ (especially for guys with our weight) but it's well worth it. Good luck!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireBallKY
    Check into the Redline D440. Single crank in the front but you have 8 gears in the back. You can get this ride for between $600-$700. If you really want to get into the sport, road or dirt, you're going to have to drop a few more $$$ (especially for guys with our weight) but it's well worth it. Good luck!!!

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    make sure you buy #1. A helmet and #2. A good pair of riding shorts ( www.aerotechdesigns.com )
    I would agree here. Also if you find a cheap SS snag it you can always turn it into a 1x9 for pretty cheap if its not working out. I always like started my buddies out on my SS when I loan out a bike because it simplifies things for newbs, no worrying about gears and such just about riding.

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    maybe someone else can chime in on the quality of these bikes, but nashbar has some beginner bikes around your price range

    being new to the sport, i would think a basic beginner bike would suit your needs.

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    After much research and considering my financial situation I decided to purchase a steel frame Beach Cruiser and mount Sun Black Eye rims. Hopefully this will do the trick. I will keep you informed.
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