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Can anyone recommend a bike for heavier people?

Hi my missus has asked me what i want for christmas and this year i really want to kick start losing weight and ive always loved riding bikes but havent done so for about 6 years, which has led to me piling on the pounds.
Im a big lad anyway, always been built big but i weigh in at about 130kg. Most bikes i have seen have about 100kg as their max weight.
Im determined to find one but money is tight this year, with 2 little ones and a third on the way, whilst saving for our wedding. So really we only have about £150 max to spend.
Any recommendations would be great thanks

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  • Boris bike?
  • Decathlon good for bikes and always give good advice in my experience.
    Don't think they're overly pricey either.
  • ShanksPony Velo - especially good for weight loss - and cheap too.
  • I do plenty of walking on a daily basis, i just always eat the wrong things but im going to get my head straight and i want to get back riding too, its something i enjoyed!
  • A big bike for a big fella and Im told very cheap back in the day. ;o)
    Anyone know how much a penny and farthing is in new money?
    Penny-farthing-bicycle-side-view.jpg
    1757 x 1418 - 989K
  • edited November 27
    https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/recommended-bikes-for-heavier-rider.80776/

    Old fashioned upright with a spring saddle seems to be the recommendation.

    Spokes and suspensions go on the new fangled stuff and the saddles are uncomfortable.

    The upright seems to be recommended for those with a bit of a gut as breathing is hard in the drop handle position.

    A bit more:

    https://www.pinkbike.com/forum/listcomments/?threadid=189508
  • edited November 27
    Davo55 said:

    Gemma Collins

    Dont be so rude about The GC :wink: :wink:
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  • The link below seems a very good price for a fully equipped aluminium frame Raleigh Hybrid (reduced) - good for city cycling.

    Only 16" and 21" frames appear to be available - 16" for 5'.0" - 5'.5" - 21" for 5' 9" - 6'.1"):

    https://www.raleigh.co.uk/circa-2-crossbar-17790?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwqHo_9ve1wIVQWwbCh0tuwx3EAkYASABEgJbFvD_BwE
  • @kidbrookeaddick I don't know your circumstances mate, but a lot of employers have taken part in the Bike4Work scheme. Generally comes out of your salary over a year and means you can get a bit more for your money as it is pre-tax.
  • Hi my missus has asked me what i want for christmas and this year i really want to kick start losing weight and ive always loved riding bikes but havent done so for about 6 years, which has led to me piling on the pounds.
    Im a big lad anyway, always been built big but i weigh in at about 130kg. Most bikes i have seen have about 100kg as their max weight.
    Im determined to find one but money is tight this year, with 2 little ones and a third on the way, whilst saving for our wedding. So really we only have about £150 max to spend.
    Any recommendations would be great thanks

    I wouldn't worry too much about the supposed weight the bike can carry. I'm heavier than the supposed maximum on my 3 yo bike and have had no problems. But make sure you have wheels for heavier riders with at least 36 spokes. Any less and you risk them collapsing.
  • Now seeing that happen would make me laugh.
  • @kidbrookeaddick - check this fella's blog out (ignore the pic of him in the Man Utd shirt!)

    https://theamazing39stonecyclist.wordpress.com/pictures/

    Not read it all, but there may be some advice in there about specific bikes. Hybrid would be your best bet - definitely look at something like Decathlon to start with as they're cheap and robust. Think most hybrids also come with more durable wheelsets than 'racing' bikes
  • I do plenty of walking on a daily basis, i just always eat the wrong things but im going to get my head straight and i want to get back riding too, its something i enjoyed!

    I wouldn't know, being an innocent, but I'd imagine getting back in shape might help with that alright (admittedly, I do know many who have hidden shallows).
  • I know very little about bikes these days but I wouldn’t have thought £150 is going to buy you very much......especially as you are looking for something that’s a bit specialised.
  • Russell Slade is the man to ask
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  • Now seeing that happen would make me laugh.

    ...which is one of the specific reasons overweight people don't lose weight. Every time I see someone fat trying to do something about it, I remember what it was like when I was fat - and how roidheads at the Gym used to laugh, and people giggled as I wobbled past them. Makes me sad - then I remember that I'm probably fitter than every prick that used to take the piss out of me, am racing at a decent level on the bike, can fuck all night and have more energy than the snide 20 years olds at work

    :smiley:

    Ride on, big man - ignore the pisstaking
    Oh get off your high horse.
    FFS, if anyone was riding a bike and the spokes snapped and they fell it would make me laugh, fat or thin.
    On the assumption they never went under a bus obviously.
    Keep up the good work you Lycra clad sex machine.
  • For £150 you should think about a second hand bike. Most new ones at that price are just crap and will cause you nothing but grief.
  • Davo55 said:

    Gemma Collins

    Dont be so rude about The GC :wink: :wink:
    We have a chubby chaser!
  • Seen a carerra axle hybrid in halfords reduced from 300 odd to 180 so might go for that. Thanks for the reaponses
  • Seen a carerra axle hybrid in halfords reduced from 300 odd to 180 so might go for that. Thanks for the reaponses

    Who you calling a ponse?
  • Now seeing that happen would make me laugh.

    ...which is one of the specific reasons overweight people don't lose weight. Every time I see someone fat trying to do something about it, I remember what it was like when I was fat - and how roidheads at the Gym used to laugh, and people giggled as I wobbled past them. Makes me sad - then I remember that I'm probably fitter than every prick that used to take the piss out of me, am racing at a decent level on the bike, can fuck all night and have more energy than the snide 20 years olds at work

    :smiley:

    Ride on, big man - ignore the pisstaking
    Oh get off your high horse.
    FFS, if anyone was riding a bike and the spokes snapped and they fell it would make me laugh, fat or thin.
    On the assumption they never went under a bus obviously.
    Keep up the good work you Lycra clad sex machine.
    Wait... Did you post that just to get on the arguments thread?
  • I bought a Halfords Carrera 2 hybrid when I was 23st Monsieur Kidbrooke, the bike has survived perfectly well. Enthusiasts will talk up indy bike shops and expensive high spec lightweight bikes but I was fine with one of those Halfords budget jobbies. The care-plan add-on was worth it as well, I got them to change tyres fairly regularly as the seasons changed, they replaced a wheel for free and also tinkered with the gears several times.

    Be prepared for a load of other cycling toot for future ‘presents’.
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