Being a Michigander yourself, the Host of Hardcore pursuits, Mike Pelletier (Yooper)advertises and uses one on his show. He stands at least 6'3-6'4. Not sure his weight but he fits the bike well. The tires would easily carry your 255 lbs. I'm guessing so will the suspension of the bike. I'm also sure the company offers a bike for anybody. They aren't a cheap toy and I think they have that weight capacity issue covered. Just my opinion.I've been looking at the E-bikes for quite some time now as a means to keep me hunting into the 70's (age that is) but what is hard to find is their weight capacity and effect on power consumption. Since I am a svelte 6'4" 255 lbs or basically Shrek size, the bike's capacity is big deal and major decision maker. The other problem for us normal size Shrek's is frame size but this one looks pretty good from that perspective. Anybody in same boat and have some info?