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Old 22nd June 2017, 16:50   #3406
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For those who have not been following cycling, here is a quick update on this years Race Across America:

http://trackleaders.com/raam17

Two of the Indian riders might become finishers in Solo. No Indian has finished in Solo. Samim Rizvi once finished, but given DNF due to shortage of 40 mins after some time penalty.

Track Colonel Srini : http://trackleaders.com/raam17i.php?...ivas_Gokulnath

Track Dr. Amit : http://trackleaders.com/raam17i.php?...m_Amit_Samarth

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Hey guys!

A what-to-buy question- I am planning replace the hercules top gear (yup, I still have one from 2001) cycle that my dad uses.

The problem is - my dad is quite obese (110 kilos) and I am not sure whether a bike like mach city will be able to support that much weight. My budge is max 15K with all accessories included. So brands like Montra are ruled out I guess.

Essentially, would need recommendations for a bike that would stand 110 kilos without any issues and costs < 15k.

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Hey guys!

A what-to-buy question- I am planning replace the hercules top gear (yup, I still have one from 2001) cycle that my dad uses.

The problem is - my dad is quite obese (110 kilos) and I am not sure whether a bike like mach city will be able to support that much weight. My budge is max 15K with all accessories included. So brands like Montra are ruled out I guess.

Essentially, would need recommendations for a bike that would stand 110 kilos without any issues and costs < 15k.

Thank you!
Hi! I just bought a bike today and yes as of now my excitement might be deluding the actual review for Montra Madrock. I bought it for just under 15k and it's got everything to offer for a beginner. It has an aluminum frame, disc brakes, front suspension,7x3 gear and yes it's a 27.5incher! You can certainly look at Montra Madrock.
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Two of the Indian riders might become finishers in Solo. No Indian has finished in Solo.
And both of them finished within time of 288 hours. Kudos to both of them for breaking the jinx. As they say, things get easier once a barrier is broken. This year saw not just 1 but 2 Indians as solo finishers along with 4-person team of Sahyadri cyclists. Full credit & huge respect to riders & their crew teams.

Ultra cycling has come a long way in India & will continue to grow. Hope to see 'Race across India' in future.

P.S. l had been following them from race start but didn't report here due to DNF in all previous years. Call it superstitious or whatever but it's a different feeling to see a OFCL status on RAAM results page.
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Ultra cycling has come a long way in India & will continue to grow. Hope to see 'Race across India' in future.

P.S. l had been following them from race start but didn't report here due to DNF in all previous years. Call it superstitious or whatever but it's a different feeling to see a OFCL status on RAAM results page.
It is in the making in India https://inspire-india.in/the-great-races/

I was pretty sure that they were going to make it this time. I expected Srini to make last year too. If you want to read how closely I followed with predictions to the minute detail, you can read here : https://groups.google.com/d/msg/bang...k/iKndwU5HBwAJ

Yeah, I know a bit about ultra cycling :-)
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Hi! I just bought a bike today and yes as of now my excitement might be deluding the actual review for Montra Madrock. I bought it for just under 15k and it's got everything to offer for a beginner. It has an aluminum frame, disc brakes, front suspension,7x3 gear and yes it's a 27.5incher! You can certainly look at Montra Madrock.

Hey. I had a look at this. Isnt this a MTB? I am looking at hybrid bikes that can handle a lot of weight.

I went to dealer yesterday. I asked whether Mach City will be suitable for a person who is 100 Kilos. And he said initially it will be fine but after 6 months or so, the bike will start giving troubles because of the weight.

He went on to recommend AXN DX cycle by Hercules (Old school cycle). I dont want to buy that because it doesnt have gears + it is MTB. I have no idea what to do now :(
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For chennai type of city, you really dont need "multi" geared cycle. Its pretty flat out there, except for the flyovers.
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For chennai type of city, you really dont need "multi" geared cycle. Its pretty flat out there, except for the flyovers.
Hi. Yes I agree. I figured this out after reading your comment. Thanks.

Now looking only for a cycle that can stand weight. Hybrid or MTB is where the confusion still lies.
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Now looking only for a cycle that can stand weight. Hybrid or MTB is where the confusion still lies.
If you do not have plans to do off-roading, go with hybrid. They are best suited for rides on paved roads. MTBs with the knobby tires and front shocks waste a lot of energy.
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If you do not have plans to do off-roading, go with hybrid. They are best suited for rides on paved roads. MTBs with the knobby tires and front shocks waste a lot of energy.
Can you recommend a hybrid that could stand 105 kilos? I was looking at the Mach City but the dealer said it cant stand so much weight.
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Can you recommend a hybrid that could stand 105 kilos? I was looking at the Mach City but the dealer said it cant stand so much weight.
I weigh 115. My Fuji Absolute can take upto 150 kilos.
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Can you recommend a hybrid that could stand 105 kilos? I was looking at the Mach City but the dealer said it cant stand so much weight.
I don't have much experience with the available hybrid models. The only one I know is the Montra Blues

I see that djpeesh has suggested Fuji Absolute. I checked the bike specs, and it looks a good spec'ed bike. Check it out.
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Can you recommend a hybrid that could stand 105 kilos? I was looking at the Mach City but the dealer said it cant stand so much weight.
I own a Fuji road bike and can vouch for its quality. I am sure the Absolute hybrid is equally well-built. However, if you want one, you will need to up your budget considerably. Even the cheapest Fuji hybrid costs more than Rs. 30,000. At your current budget, it has to be Indian brands - Montra or Firefox. Check out their websites.

Otherwise, look at used bikes or clearance sales. If you are lucky, you will get something considerably cheaper than the MRP. I believe BOTS (Bangalore) has a sale going on.
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Can you recommend a hybrid that could stand 105 kilos? I was looking at the Mach City but the dealer said it cant stand so much weight.
Most good quality bikes will take in heavy weighted folks too. As long as you get the ideal size of bike wrt to the rider's physic, the 100+ weight shouldn't be a problem.

If his/her body structure is big (say 6+ heights), then 29' bikes might be more ideal. Otherwise, pick any good brand (Montra, Fuji, Giant, Trek, and onwards) and you should be good enough.
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I am on the lookout to buy Metro tubes (26X1.75 Schrader valve)

Where in Bangalore can I buy these from ?
Have checked Dispensery Rd and its not available in shops there :(
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