|Maximum mfgr listed rider weight for bike question...||BrianNYC|
Jul 31, 2003 5:50 AM
|Certain bikes, particularly those made with Deda U2 but also other brews of alunminum, list maximum rider weight that the frame will support - e.g. Competative Cyclists website states a Merak has a 195 lb. weight limit and Casati's U2 frame has, I believe, a 175 lb. limit. Does this mean that if I am or close to the recommended limit I would be ok or would rather be pressing my luck and hitting a pothole might be a very ugly experience for me and the bike.
Is there a general rule about this? Experiences?
Thanks in advance
|personally I'd never buy a bike with a weight limit||ColnagoFE|
Jul 31, 2003 6:02 AM
|I'm sure the manufacturers are conservative with those weight limits, but any bike (or component, or wheelset) with a weight limit is not gonna last as long. Super light bikes might be good for flyweight racers or those who buy a new bike every couple years, but I wouldn't consider them a long term investment. Light frames are also likely to be a noodle if you are near that weight limit.|
|Thanks. Good thoughts...||BrianNYC|
Jul 31, 2003 1:10 PM
|I will continue to lust after the Casati in my heart tho|| |