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  1. #1
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    Aug 2013

    6'9 280lbs budget hardtail advice

    as title, after looking recently for a starter bike i am totally confused.

    could any similar sized guys tell me what their experiencies and reccomendations are for an off the peg bike

    budget is up to $1500 / 1000 and i would prefer a 29er

    thanks in advance

  2. #2
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    Aug 2013
    forgot to say, inside leg is 36" and i have quite a long back, current bone shaker is a 22" claude butler and its way too small

  3. #3
    No talent hack
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Looks for an air sprung front fork. My "go to" recommendation is always the Trek Cobia or the 2013 XCal with the Reba fork. I would lean a bit more onto the Cobia because both wheel sets are going to be put through hell under your weight. Buying the Cobia would leave you $$$ in the kitty to have a decent rear wheel (if not front and rear) built to handle your weight better.

    I think I am about to have to build a new rear wheel for my ride.... I thought she was holding up better than she really is.
    2013 Specialized Camber Comp
    2014 Trek Domane 4.0
    2015 Surly Karate Monkey Ops (the commuter)

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