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    6'3, 205 looking for bike

    I'm just getting into riding. I'm looking for a bike that can carry my weight. I'm looking to spend between 3 and 5 hundred. I've looked at the raleigh mojave 5.5, the specialized hardrock, and the giant yukon. Can anyone give me some advice whether these will do, or even recomend something to me, as I am still a newbie. Thanks

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    I just bought the Yukon, and i've got to say that i love it. best components in the price group if i remember correctly, great looks, and i took it down some single track last weekend, and it handled it like a champ. I'm 6'7" 275lbs, so i obviously got the 24", and i love it. no experience with any of the others, i believe the trek 4500 is in that group as well.

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    I would suggest stretching your budget and trying to get a Ranier. Much more satisfactory bike with disc brakes and deore drive train.

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    What are the specs on that, Who is that made by?

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    Its the next step up in Giants line from the Yukon.

    msrp $670 MSRP is subject to change and may not include shipping and handling, dealer installed options, or any applicable taxes. Contact your local Giant dealer for actual price.
    size M: 14", 16", 18", 20", 22" W: 12.5", 14", 16", 18"
    color M: Anthracite/Brushed W: Ice Blue/Brushed
    frame ALUXX SL butted aluminum
    fork Marzocchi MZ Race 100mm Travel w/lockout
    shifters Shimano Deore
    front derailleur Shimano Deore
    rear derailleur Shimano Deore
    brakes Avid BB5, mechanical
    brake levers Avid FR5
    cassette SRAM PG950 11-34, 9-speed
    chain Shimano HG53
    cranks TruVative ISO Flow 22/32/42T for Powerspline
    bb TruVative Powerspline
    rims WTB Dual Duty XC, 32H
    hubs Formula 32H Disc
    spokes Stainless steel 14G
    tires Kenda Blue Groove/Nevegal, 26x2.1
    handlebar Alloy, 31.8mm
    stem Alloy, 31.8mm M: 10 Rise W: 15 Rise
    seatpost Alloy 30.9x350
    saddle M: WTB Speed V W: WTB Speed She Comp
    pedals Alloy Platform
    extras chainguard

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    great, thanks

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    Have you checked out any 29ers? I rode one and was sold on it. The market is doing some neat things in the 29er regime now. You may want to look at the Redline Mono9 or Gary Fisher Cobia. The specs are actually pretty nice for entry level, but at your size you should ride a few 29ers before making a decision to buy a 26 inch bike.

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    i'm 6'7" and love my 26er. he's substantially less massive, but i agree the 29ers are quite the cult bike curently

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    My buddy is the same height and weight as you and he got a 22'' Kona Hoss. He loves the bike. We're both confident that almost nothing on that bike will break for years.

    -Dave
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    I just picked up a Gary Fisher Wahoo Disk and it has been a great fit for me at 6'3" 215lbs.33 inseam. I thnk its lacking a little in the components dept. but I really like the way the genesis frame stretches out my upper body. I think it will be a good base to upgrade as I get better and lose weight.
    Good luck on your search!

    -Mike

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