Any input appreciated....
What bike to buy to lose weight using govt scheme thru employers?
I know I can start super cheap, “see if I enjoy it”, etc but got budget in mind of say £1200......and yup know max govt allowance is 1k.
So don’t want out and out mountain bike but equally don’t want road bike. Thinking steel frame for strength so options include;
I really do think you need to go to a PROPER bike retailer and speak about a bike BUILD as I did, I like being different I don't want off the shelf.
It amazes me that people buy a bike then pull it apart and replace a lot, spending even more............... duh, why not do as I did, go to a good shop, talk about what you want to do and custom chose the parts.
I wanted COMFORT, road and softroading (not rough off road), see below image, not cheap but 100% perfect for me in a single spend
I think you and your aim is GREAT and you need to be highly commended for what you want to do.
I was 21 stone, but didn't cycle or lose weight by cycling, you are great go for it.
I was well aware that my weight was a concern and the first bike I bought was a Saracen which I was told was ok for my weight and it was.
DO NOT spend a lot to start, lose the weight, get used to it, THEN after a year you will know just what bike you want NOT need
A1 all the very best
Random 37 is also commenting on customising the bike. to make it ok, don't we all do this, in fact mine is a hybrid designed by me for what I want. Mainly the seat for comfort, a BROOKS saddle, leather, lower bike stem and raised handle bars, I don't care a damn what people think I want to be comfortable and enjoy the ride.