Hi all, I was wondering if anyone here may have experience or knowledge of weight limits for bicycles. I have a Trek road bike that I use for triathlons and duathlons, and I am much heavier (about 70 lbs heavier) than the last time I rode it. I am supposed to do the 15 mile bike leg of a tri in June, and I am not worries at all about being able to complete 15 miles. However, I am concerned about damaging my bike or getting flats.
Anyone know if it might be too risky at my current weight of 289 (hopefully less by the time of the tri!) to ride my Trek road bike? I have a clunky mountain bike that I use for tooling around and commuting, and although it is sturdier, I don't want to use it for the tri.
Thanks for any input!
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