We all know cycling is low impact, which is great for knees and backs, and that’s especially important for heavier folks that really, really need to get some exercise. Ã‚Â The problem (according to Super Sized Cycles) is that many bikes are not made to safely handle someone who weighs over 200 lbs.
Offering overbuilt bicycles, trikes and electric bikes since 2006, they can help you find the right bike for your needs. Ã‚Â
After looking through their website, most of the bikes look totally normal and some are pretty cool. Ã‚Â They have a Newsboy that’s reminiscent of old-school townie/beach cruisers. Ã‚Â The “New Leaf”, shown at left, is a Chromoly steel frame with 8-speed internal geared hub, front disc brake (coaster rear) and upright seating position for comfort. Ã‚Â It’s claimed to hold up to 550 lbs, comes in Black or White and retails for $1,970. Ã‚Â Yes, that’s a bit expensive, but keep in mind it’s intended for “heavy” use and they back up the frame with a lifetime warranty w/ free return shipping and repair. Ã‚Â At 54 lbs (*gasp*)for the complete bike, it’s probably built tougher than most freeride and downhill bikes.
So, if you know someone that could use some exercise, tell them to get off their faÃ‚Â you’d love to take them for a ride and help them pick out a bike that’ll work well and that they’ll enjoy riding.