Maximum rider weight limit?

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Maximum rider weight limit?

Postby rapid_donkey » Wed Apr 04, 2012 17:22 pm

Im trying to research the rider weight limits for most of the big manufacturers, and its actually very hard to come by the information!

All I have found, for Trek bikes on their website, is maximum of 300Ibs (136 kg's) for ht/fs mountain bikes.

Does anyone know the weight limits of the likes of Carrera, Giant, Kona, Boardman etc.?

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Re: Maximum rider weight limit?

Postby rapid_donkey » Wed Apr 04, 2012 17:27 pm

I think I have found an answer for Carrera bikes (on Halfords website):

asked 3 months ago by piper2hire: What is the maximum weight limit for this bike (titan)/any Carrera bike?

answered 3 months ago by HalfordsWebTeam: Halfords bikes are tested to a recommended rider weight of up to 120kg with an allowance for luggage also.

Just thought this thread might be useful for people wanting to get into biking as a way of getting fit but unsure of what bikes are suitable.

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Re: Maximum rider weight limit?

Postby .blitz » Thu Apr 05, 2012 08:01 am

The current CEN tests stipulate that the frame should be able to withstand a bad landing equivalent to a force of 9G at the bottom bracket shell.

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Re: Maximum rider weight limit?

Postby stubs » Thu Apr 05, 2012 09:50 am

.blitz wrote:The current CEN tests stipulate that the frame should be able to withstand a bad landing equivalent to a force of 9G at the bottom bracket shell.


9G :shock: I would hate to hit anything at 9G isnt that like a car crash but without the seatbelts airbags and crumplezones.
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Re: Maximum rider weight limit?

Postby 1mancity2 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:06 am

stubs wrote:
.blitz wrote:The current CEN tests stipulate that the frame should be able to withstand a bad landing equivalent to a force of 9G at the bottom bracket shell.


9G :shock: I would hate to hit anything at 9G isnt that like a car crash but without the seatbelts airbags and crumplezones.


Airbags are tyres, Crumblezone is you :shock:
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Re: Maximum rider weight limit?

Postby .blitz » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:18 pm

Apparently the test involves attaching various weights (10's of kg) to the head tube, seat tube and BB then letting the frame drop onto a steel plate. IIRC it was revised recently which is why so many steel frames have sprouted a gusset behind the head tube

A 9G landing is enough to break bones

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Re: Maximum rider weight limit?

Postby mrmonkfinger » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:37 pm

.blitz wrote:A 9G landing is enough to break bones


but at least your bike will be ok afterwards

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Re: Maximum rider weight limit?

Postby Briggo » Wed Apr 11, 2012 17:05 pm

mrmonkfinger wrote:
.blitz wrote:A 9G landing is enough to break bones


but at least your bike will be ok afterwards


Well, the frame will be at least, cant speak for the wheels/fork etc.

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Re: Maximum rider weight limit?

Postby SPIRO » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:10 am

.blitz wrote: A 9G landing is enough to break bones


Yes and no, depends on the length of time it is applied, the direction it acts and the location.

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Re: Maximum rider weight limit?

Postby njee20 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:14 am

You posted that on a 3 week old thread? :?

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Re: Maximum rider weight limit?

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Mon Apr 30, 2012 21:35 pm

njee20 wrote:You and I both posted that on a 3 week old thread? :?


Anyway, no, 9G is 9G. it's nine times the acceleration of gravity. Since it's a measure of acceleration, it already includes a time component.

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Re: Maximum rider weight limit?

Postby Unreal1066 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 17:56 pm

This sounds like an excuse not to ride. Get any old bike and ride but go mountain biking it is much more of a full body workout using your arms, standing, sitting down just get your body moving.


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