Time to get back on a Bike...

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Flava, 10 Feb 2019.

  1. Flava

    Flava New Member

    Will try keep it short.

    Used to be an avid bike user 10+ years ago but due to some health problems i could no longer ride and so on. This annoyingly aided in getting me to a horrible 25st now i am better im hoping to once again get on a bike.

    But i'm not sure what is going to be suitable at my current weight.

    I was looking at the Carrera Fury and the GIANT Talon 2 2019 not sure if these would fit the bill
    Budget is around £600 with room for more if something is massively better.

    Am i expecting to much or is this something that will work.
     
  2. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Veteran

    Location:
    Lincs
    Can you use a spin bike to aid reduce weight. I don't know of bikes other than steel Hybrids that will take the weight you're currently at
     
  3. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider Photo Winner

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Morning @Flava and welcome with a £600 budget there should be loads to choose form so get out there and visit some bike shops , my thoughts would be to try and get a lightly used 2nd hand machine to start with whilst you test the water and then once you get and keep the motivation going then go down the new bike route
     
  4. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Über Member

    Location:
    London
    Secondhand 26" rigid steel MTB. Something that will be strong enough to take the punishment of a massively heavy rider on board every time a bump or pothole is encountered. Run that for at least a year until rider weight comes down to somewhere near normal levels.
     
  5. Kempstonian

    Kempstonian Senior Member

    Location:
    Bedford
    I would also go the second hand route. Spend £600 on a bike and break it, you're out £600 - but spend, say, £200 on a second hand one and break it you still have £400. Enough for two more bikes!

    Or you could buy a second hand bike and a trainer maybe (and still have money left over)?
     
  6. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

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  7. SkipdiverJohn

    SkipdiverJohn Über Member

    Location:
    London
    Or spend sub-£50 on a secondhand bike and don't break it. Then you've got £550 left AND a cheap beater.
     
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  8. Kempstonian

    Kempstonian Senior Member

    Location:
    Bedford
    An excellent suggestion, as long as Flava is ok with the mechanical side of cycling. A sub-£50 bike is bound to be less than pristine and will most likely need tinkering with to keep it roadworthy. This could also be the case with a £200 bike though, I suppose...
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Flava

    Flava New Member

    Many thanks for all the replies lots of food for thought, i may just go the cheaper second hand route first.
     
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