I'm a fellow "industrial sized" individual. I did contact Evelo about the weight limit on the bike. I was told that the frame and motor system can handle much more weight than advertised. The wheels are built for up to 350 pound loads. If you are going to do a lot of riding on smooth surfaces it shouldn't be too much of a problem other than keeping an eye on your wheels to make sure they don't go out of true. If they do you'll want to take it to a shop to have the wheels trued and potentially re-laced with a different spoke pattern that can handle higher weight loads.Hello,
Wondering if you have an update. I am very interested in this bike. My challenge is that I have the duel challenges of inseam shy of 29” and Too heavy, way much so. Wondering what your wife thinks about this bike. Thanks.
The only other things I'd recommend for a 300 pound plus rider based on personal experience:
- You may need to replace the seat post quick release with a bolt and a nut or at the very least wrench tighten it. Quick releases aren't designed to handle the tension required for a large person's weight load.
- You will not be able to use a suspension seat post. No spring or elastomer is made that can handle the preload necessary for somebody 300 pounds or heavier. A big person will bottom out the suspension rendering it largely useless. Stick with a rigid seat post.
- Expect to get the lower end of the battery range calculation.
Don't be put off by the max weight numbers on e-bikes. That is mostly for the wheel builds and not the frames and motors. Find one you like. Set it up to be comfortable and correctly sized for you and get out and ride. The fun and health benefits are numerous.