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    Bike for big boy?

    My buddy wants to buy a bike and start riding. He's about 5'11, 275lbs, no cardio, smokes and a real tight budget. So what would you guys recommend? I don't think he'd but too hard on a bike as far as riding style. But with a full camlepak he's gonna be a load...FS to absorb the impact or some real steel?

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    What's that smell?
    Reputation: phxartboy's Avatar
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    Jun 2004
    Might be able to score a deal on an 06 Kona Hoss at Slippery Pig. I think it's designed for large people.

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    Ridin' Dirty
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    Jun 2005
    Thats not big.
    My father-in-law bought a Specialized FSR XC, XL size frame and upgraded the fork.
    and he's like 6'4", 330+lbs.
    He's only ever rode like fire roads though, but he didn't have any complaints.

    you might also try and post this in the big guy forums.

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    Shovel Ready
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    Nov 2004
    5-10 260 lbs here and I love steel for a HT! Aluminum HT was something I did not care for being a heavy rider. Ended up selling a very nice TREK 8500 do the rough ride feel. Replaced it with a Niner SIR9 and just love the flex of the steel and the big wheels. FS I ride a Turner RFX but any decent FS ride will work. I would just try and stay away from flexy suspension designs.
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