Bike weight limit facts

Lets take a look at a few bike weight limit facts that you should consider when choosing a bike that is plus-size friendly. Multiple factors should be considered both purchasing and maintenance of the bike.  Initially it’s important to check with the manufacture specifications for their suggested maximum weight limit.  Checkout our guide to Plus-size friendly bikes on amazon.

 

Purchasing

  • Make sure the manufacturer states what the maximum weight limit is.
  • Larger bike frames can handle heavier weight limits.
  • Look at reviews for people’s experience.  Many reviews on amazon consist of reviews from people with plus-size recommendations.

Maintenance

When swapping tyres and inner tubes it’s important to either have exact replacements with what the original manufacturer provided.  Or check that the new tyres and inner tubes can support the required weight limit.

A lot of people assume that any inner tube or tyre would be suitable as long as they are the same size as the ones being replaced.  However, it is a very important thing to look into the maximum supported weight limits for both the new tyre and inner tubes you are looking to buy.

 

It’s also important to understand all the points of a bike that needs maintenance.  Below is an image of the most common parts found on a bike.

 

bike weight limit facts