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Clydesdale Training Bike Help(2 posts)

Clydesdale Training Bike Helpbkdaaa
Apr 20, 2002 9:46 PM
Need a little advice here. I am looking to purchase a new training ride, and here is some information:
I ride about 20-30 miles a day, 6 days a week.
I am 6'4" and about 240 right now.
I ride with alot of torque, and like to hammer.
Most of my road experience is on steel and I do like the stiffness and ride quality.
I want to get something durable and smooth, and want to keep it fairly cost effective (<=2500 goal).
I am figuring on a Campy Daytona group (good value/price), the frame and others are all up in the air. Is TI worth the premium, should I stick with steel, concerned with my size/weight with aluminum.
Thanks for the help!
Doug
I'm about your size; don't think strength is a problemcory
Apr 21, 2002 10:59 PM
Any decent frame should hold your weight. I ended up buying an Atlantis last year and love it, but I'm partial to steel. I've had a Cannondale mountain bike for years and beat the living crap out of it without any trouble, so I don't think weight's going to hurt you.
After years of riding 62cm bikes because that's what the shops wanted to sell me, though, I finally got the Atlantis in a 64. Made a HUGE difference in comfort and efficiency. But 64s are way harder to find. $2500 is a lot of money--you might check out Rivendell's new roadie mass-market frame, the Rambouillet. www.rivendellbicycles.com