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    Upgrading a Cannondale Trail SL 29'ER 2 for 6'8" 330 lbs of abuse.

    Yesterday I placed my order for a Cannondale Trail SL 29'ER 2 with an XL frame. I have already ordered Forte Convert platform pedals and a WTB Pure V saddle. I am a little concerned with the crank and the rims holding up to my weight. At 6'8" and 330 lbs. should I immediately upgrade these items? If so, what do you recommend? The crank is a SRAM S800 3.1, 44/33/22 and the hubs are Formula CDH20 front, Formula CDH22 rear. I have no idea what kind of rims.

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    if you check bikepedia with the model year, you should be able to figure out what rims you have.

    As for upgrades, this question comes up a lot, and the common answer is unless you're made of money, ride what you have until you break something, then upgrade the broken parts. Get the bike in, get on it, and ride. (And then post your miles in the 50k thread) I believe the old mantra is why fix what's not broken? If you have a concern about something, then go ahead and start researching if you want, but there's no point in dropping loot until it's necessary.

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