Maximum rider weight a bike can carry?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 20 Sep 2007.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    How do I know this?...looking at new bikes on the web they all look great but none I have seen quote the maximum safe rider weight it can carry before it collapses in a heap of expensive carbon.
     
  2. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    I think general advice for carbon is not to go over the 90kg-ish mark.
     
  3. starseven

    starseven Guest

    I know your considering a faster road bike at the mo, frames usually have a warranty so if it breaks you get a new one.

    When i first got my Allez (admittidley a practicle sort of race bike) I was all careful with it, now its the only bike I use, dirt tracks, bridleways and on the road , Im not much under 100kg and the bike is fine.

    I have changed the wheels for Askiums , which are also used on cyclocross bikes and the tyres for 25mm Gatorskins. I could be tempting fate here, but the bike feels very solid, could be different if you get some extreme lightweight carbon job.
     
  4. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    I have been as heavy as 118 KGS on my trek carbon with no problems at all.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    ...ok...well I am I 'little':biggrin: heavier...at jus tunder 19stone...so I am thinking I should avoid a full carbon frame...however what say you to a aluminium frame with carbon fork? Like the bianchi's...maybe I should ask Bianchi...:blush:
     
  6. sloxam

    sloxam New Member

    ok, i was 20 stone+ when i got my allez, no probs apart from pinging spokes (crap wheels), upgraded wheels. got to 17 stone, bought a roubaix, ace bike, super comfy, no probs at all.
     
  7. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    I can't comment on the frame issue but when I was larger I used to have wheel problems. Hand built wheels with more rather than less spokes (e.g. 36) seemed to make a big difference.
     
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