The Cannondale frame should be strong enough. That is not a concern. My concern is from the earlier post that you felt uncomfortable. Allow your body to adapt and keep the duration down, intensity down, and frequency up. Log your rides and how you feel. Those aches and pains may be for an adjustment or bike that doesn't fit.
Good luck and keep it going even if you do only 30 to 45 min at a time.
Thanks it's really good to hear this!! My brother in law saw he would work on my cannondale for free and tune her up and give her new tires. So i've decided to stick with her. Hopefully it works out! thanks for letting me know your experiences. :)
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My friend rode his road bike consistently with a starting weight of 275. The only problem I noticed is that he got more flats than the two of us, but that might have been a result of something else other than his weight too...
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My bike worked fine for me-Trek Pilot road bike, overweight. My friend, who recently lost 100 lbs. uses her same road bike. Get fitted for one which is important for how you sit on the bike and reach the pedals; riding posture. It really isn't the poundage at this point. You are not too heavy for a road bike to answer your question.
i'm 232 and 5'4. I have a lot of weight to lose. I want to get into doing tri's but i'm limited on finances. Right now i have a 20 year old cannondale road bike that i would need to pay someone to due a tune up on and replace what needs to be replaced.
do you think i'm too heavy for my road bike?
I thought about buying a hybrid. Which was really comfortable to ride by the way. But it's a little spendy and hopefully i will get into better shape and not need it after this summer and then i will want a road bike again to be faster. I don't want to spend the money if it's only for this summer though.
My road bike is a bit uncomfortable to ride right now. Just because i have a big stomach and leaning down. Not to mention i wonder if i'm too heavy for it. any advice on this?
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