• 09-20-2013
    expat_brit
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by skyphix View Post
    6'2, 245lbs dressed.

    20" Airborne Seeker


    Yes, the seat pack has been ditched. Brachial Plexus injury has me wary of wearing packs, but I take my chances now.

    So... what's wrong with seat packs? I like mine! Is there some unknown style rule I am breaching here?
  • 09-20-2013
    expat_brit
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tan&Green View Post
    6'7" is more than enough to be a Clydes!!!!

    And here I thought 200lbs was the magic divider!
  • 09-20-2013
    bigkat273
    Re: clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by expat_brit View Post
    And here I thought 200lbs was the magic divider!

    Big and tall both count.
  • 09-20-2013
    skyphix
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by expat_brit View Post
    So... what's wrong with seat packs? I like mine! Is there some unknown style rule I am breaching here?


    I put it back on my road bike. Works great there, but the straps that go through the saddle rails tend to come... unstuck... over rough terrain. Style is neither here nor there, to me!
  • 09-21-2013
    nc05lsv
    6'5" 230 #s, riding a Turner Sultan in XXL. Best bike choice I have made by far.
  • 09-22-2013
    Coal-Cracker
    6', 210-215 lbs.

    Riding a Giant Trance 29er X1

  • 09-22-2013
    Troutinco
    5'-10" and ~245 ready to ride.
    9er air9 medium frame
    RS Sid
    Slx drivetrain
    Xt brakes
    Stan's flow ex rims with Stan's 3.30HD hubs.
    Havoc bar and stem
    Thompson seat post
  • 09-22-2013
    expat_brit
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bigkat273 View Post
    Big and tall both count.


    I guess I definitely qualify, then.
  • 09-22-2013
    Spartacus2112
    1 Attachment(s)
    2013 Cannondale 29er Trail SL2
    Everything still stock, but holding up well. 5'11, 285.
  • 09-23-2013
    jonshonda
    Hello everyone, I would like to introduce Trixie.


    Frame: Nimble 9 Large Sparkle Blue
    Fork: Manitou Tower PRO 120mm 15TA Tapered
    Headset: CaneCreek 40 Series
    Crank: Shimano Saint
    Pedals: Shimano SPD
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano (knock on wood)
    Cassette: Shimano Xt
    Drivetrain: Sram X9
    Chain: KMC X10
    Brakes: Hope EVO M4 front, EVO X2 rear 203f/180r
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Seat: Selle Smp PRO
    Seatpost Clamp: Salsa
    Stem: 70mm Tester
    Handlebar: 730mm Tester
    Wheels: Chris King ISO Laced To FLOW EX
    Tires: Specialized Purgatory 2.4/Fast Trak 2.2

    She was a little shy at first.

    015 by jonshonda187, on Flickr

    But then she started to open up.

    003 by jonshonda187, on Flickr

    Work It!

    007 by jonshonda187, on Flickr

    How about a close up?

    019 by jonshonda187, on Flickr

    And a few from behind?

    009 by jonshonda187, on Flickr


    010 by jonshonda187, on Flickr
  • 09-23-2013
    sirsam84
    7ft and 260lbs ungeared...

    Newest ride is a Ventana Captain Zeus. Custom frame with 29er front built around a 150mm Roxkshox Pike Dual Air. 650b rear with 140/160 adjustable travel and 17 inch chainstays. 24 inch seat tube with 27 inch top tube and 7 1/8 inch head tube.

    The most fun on a bike I have ever had.

    Also have a custom steel DH bike with 23 seat tube n 27.5 top tube.

    3rd bike is an XL 2013 Kona Process, very fun but a bit small, although top tube is 26 which ain't bad for a single X...
  • 09-23-2013
    nowaysj
    Seriously, 7ft? Pics bro, or it didn't happen.
  • 09-25-2013
    sirsam84
    1 Attachment(s)
  • 09-26-2013
    jc8825
    6'3", 255. That is with shorts, a t-shirt, and a pair of Nikes. Who rides in more?
    I don't ride too much as I don't want to burn my muscle off. I plan to stay in the 250-275 range.

    I am riding a 2014 Trek XCaliber-4 21.5" in red - all warning labels removed
    Manitou Tower Expert 100mm fork
    Shimano silent rear hub
    Stolen Thermalite pedals
    Profile Design bar ends
    Topeak emergency pump
    Topeak MTX rear rack
    Topeak MTX Trunkbag DX
    FoxFire amber taillight
    Bontrager Trip 4W cyclocomputer
    On the way:
    NiteRider Lumina 700
  • 09-27-2013
    jearl
    2 Attachment(s)
    I am 5' 10" and 220lbs without gear on.

    My two bikes are
    2011 Giant Talon 29er 1 (the only thing stock in the frame)
    2013 Speacialized Stumpjumper FSR comp 29 (stock for now)
  • 09-28-2013
    sandiego
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Carloswithac View Post
    I'm 220 geared up.

    What does this mean anyway? How much gear do you wear? I ride a motorcycle so for me geared up really does add 20 lbs to the rider but it just seems strange to hear a bicyclist say how much they weigh with gear. What are we talking about here? A 50g helmet, some gloves, shorts and cycling shoes? Maybe a camelbak?

    Might as well say I'm 220 with clothes on. ;)
  • 09-28-2013
    Metamorphic
    Three liter's of water, helmet, pads perhaps, pump, patch kit, tools, first aid-kit perhaps, food, rain jacket. Not uncommon to see a 10 pound camel bak. In a sport where people are paying thousands more for a bike that's 5 pounds lighter the pack weight can be significant. Also, 10 pounds of weight can have a significant affect on shock performance and setup.
  • 09-28-2013
    cpfitness
    Re: clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Metamorphic View Post
    Three liter's of water, helmet, pads perhaps, pump, patch kit, tools, first aid-kit perhaps, food, rain jacket. Not uncommon to see a 10 pound camel bak. In a sport where people are paying thousands more for a bike that's 5 pounds lighter the pack weight can be significant. Also, 10 pounds of weight can have a significant affect on shock performance and setup.

    Agreed, I generally weigh myself when I step out of the shower. There is routinely 10-20 lbs difference by the time I get dressed, put on a camelback, throw another water bottle or 2 on etc

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  • 09-28-2013
    sandiego
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Metamorphic View Post
    Three liter's of water, helmet, pads perhaps, pump, patch kit, tools, first aid-kit perhaps, food, rain jacket. Not uncommon to see a 10 pound camel bak. In a sport where people are paying thousands more for a bike that's 5 pounds lighter the pack weight can be significant. Also, 10 pounds of weight can have a significant affect on shock performance and setup.

    I suppose... I guess it just seems strange to me because when I ride I'm only going for around two hours so I'm just packing a spare tube, CO2, water bottle, a gel shot and maybe a camelbak. Pretty much an insignificant amount of added weight in my case.
  • 09-28-2013
    cpfitness
    Re: clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?
    Some shock/fork manf give a suggested psi for specific weights. While a few lbs may not matter much, 10-20lbs certainly can impact shock performance. Some places I ride are shorter loops that worst case scenario I am a short walk back to the car for tools. Those places I carry almost nothing and even leave food and beverages in the cooler in the car. Other places are middle of nowhere so I have a pack with multi tool, chain tool, tube, co2, pump,camelback and 2 bottles of water. Remember a gallon of water alone is 8 lbs and on a hot summer day I can easily go through a gallon. One drawback of MTB; no stores in the middle of the woods to buy drinks

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  • 09-28-2013
    sooflyfisher
    Just bought myself a Trek Marlin, first time owning a bike in 13+ years. Now starts a LONG road to learning and being capable of riding.
  • 09-29-2013
    nowaysj
    Class if fun, tuition is high; paid in blood.
  • 10-01-2013
    zenkem
    1 Attachment(s)
    Warranty Replacement build

    Attachment 836083
  • 10-02-2013
    mdmoore99
    1 Attachment(s)
    Frame: Niner EMD
    Fork: Fox Float 100mm
    Wheels: Mavic Crossmax / Nobby Nic
    Dive: Sram X.9
    Crank: Raceface Turbine
    Headset: Cane Creek 40
    Breaks: Hope Tech X2
    Rotors: Carver Ti
    Bar: Raceface Turbine
    Stem: Raceface Turbine
    Seatpost Raceface Turbine
    Saddle: Flite Ti
    Grips: Raceface Sniper Lock on
    Eggbeater pedals

    Bike is 23.8lbs * Im 210Lbs. I ride to this park from my front door :)

    Attachment 836187
  • 10-09-2013
    toycrawler
    1 Attachment(s)
    Haro Flightline Trail 29er 20"

    Im at 6'1" 230lbs

    great beginner bike so far.

    upgrades:
    WTB Bronson 2.2 tires
    DMR Bikes Vault pedals
    KS dropper post
    Race Face Evolve crank with single 32tooth and basher
    SRAM X7 shifter and medium derailur (in the mail)
    ODI AM50 Stem

    possible future upgrades will be
    Stans Arch wheel combo
    Fox float or Talas 140 fork
    Attachment 842599
  • 10-12-2013
    mudpuppy
    I am 6' 4" and 250ish pounds. I just got a Banshee Prime and it's amazing.

    Crappy pic...but this is it in it's latest iteration:



    Frame: XL Banshee Prime - Yellow
    Rear Shock: Fox Float CTD
    Forks: X-Fusion Trace RL2 - Tapered HT
    Wheels - Spank Oozy
    Tires: F-Specialized Purgatory 2.3 R-Specialized Ground Control 2.3 (both control casing) Running Tubes now
    Cranks: Race Face Atlas - Single ring with Wolftooth 30t narrow wide ring
    Drivetrain: X9 shifter and derailleur 10 speed 10-36
    Seatpost: Thomson Dropper Elite
    Saddle: Chromag Trailmaster LTD
    Seatpost Clamp: Chromag
    Bars: Spank SPIKE 777FR BEARCLAW
    Grips: Chromag Palmskin
    Brakes: Shimano Saint - 8" F rotor 7" rear rotor
    Pedals: Straitline Lenosky
    Headset: Crane Creek 40

    Weighing in at around 32 pounds.

    I do not treat this bike gently...I am a bit of a hack with no style...I just kinda monster truck everything...lol. Just a fun, fun bike!

    A little review and more pics and a video included in this very self serving link:
    The Mountain Bike Life: One Month With a 29er - Banshee Prime Review
  • 10-12-2013
    iCollector
    6'1, 215-220

    A simple Kona Kahuna. With the changes I made I could have had much more bike.... Manitou Tower Pro, Easton Haven wheels, Hope brakes/rotors, SRAM XO gripshift, WTB pro saddle.... It all adds up!

    But it's a good enough bike for me at this point.
  • 10-12-2013
    nowaysj
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mudpuppy View Post
    I do not treat this bike gently...I am a bit of a hack with no style...I just kinda monster truck everything...lol.

    My brother from another mother!
  • 10-12-2013
    Tan&Green
    6'3" 252lbs.....riding a Novara Intrepid XL.
  • 10-14-2013
    imtheant
    6'6" 200 lbs. I ride a 23" Trek Superfly Carbon and a 22" Santa Cruz Carbon Highball. Both fit great, but Superfly is more comfortable.
  • 10-15-2013
    MikeyLXT
    I am 6'6" and when I got my Surly Karate Monkey (used off ebay) 9 years ago 29ers were not supported by the major bike manufacturers. I was about 250 lbs then. I am now sub 195 and still ride the same bike. The only thing I have replaced is the drive train and given 9 years of riding that's not bad. The bike has treated me very well!

    I am just now thinking of getting a new bike but it isn't because my current one isn't capable. It is because i am lusting after something new :P
  • 10-20-2013
    wonderturtle
    Geared hard tail: On-one Scandal 19.5"
    Single-speed, rigid: redline monocog 19"




    6' 215lbs
  • 10-26-2013
    Carloswithac
    I'm riding an Edict Nine 60 now.


    When I first got it.



    Manitou Tower Pro 120mm fork.
    XTR shifter
    XT rear derailleur
    SLX Crank with RaceFace N/W 32t tooth ring
    Bionicon chain guide
  • 10-28-2013
    Gus69
    5'9" 249lbs. I'm riding a Salsa Fargo or a Surly Pugsley depending on the conditions.
    Having owned several mtb hardtails and never liked a single one of them. Prefer riding without suspension, because they aren't made to work with the weight and force I put on the bikes.
  • 11-07-2013
    ray0311
    6' 3" 228Lbs. geared up, Riding a Scott Genius 910, Upgraded the wheels to Reynolds carbon 29's. Wheels are great XL frame is at 20#
  • 11-07-2013
    ray0311
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ray0311 View Post
    6' 3" 228Lbs. geared up, Riding a Scott Genius 910, Upgraded the wheels to Reynolds carbon 29's. Wheels are great XL frame is at 20#

    Sorry weight is at 28#
  • 11-08-2013
    Big Willy
    1 Attachment(s)
    Clydes Ride...
    Bought a 2009 Jamis Dakota 29er 'new-non-current' 3 years ago and love it.

    It rolls over everything.

    Bent my seatpost this summer, so I'm looking for a Thompson elite of a GD Turbo, if funds allow.

    Only mods were wider bars and NS Bikes Legeater pedals. They live up to their name... scars to prove. I carry the clipless pedals in my pack in case I find myself on a long road stretch. Still not confident enough to ride clipless in the bush, it wouldn't be pretty.

    Need new tires now as well. Acvtually looking for another wheelset to have knobbys on one and commuter tires on the other.

    Ride on. :thumbsup:
  • 11-14-2013
    Sundaysunday
    Gary Fisher Super Fly SS.
  • 11-15-2013
    cbrslider
    4 Attachment(s)
    5' 10" 250lbs Haven't ridden in years, I picked up a 2012 Cannondale Scalpel 29r. What a blast. Completely out of shape, so I'm taking my time working up to more technical trails. Could not choose just one pic I liked, so I attached a couple.

    Ray
  • 11-19-2013
    sir_crackien
    Been rocking this bike for a while. It a Santacruz Tallboy AL version 1.0. Its the best bike that I have probably ever ridden and I have ridden more than my fair share.


    Tallboy on a foggy day (HTC One X) by simplexityphoto, on Flickr

    Frame: Santacruz Tallboy AL 1.0 XL clearcoat over brushed Aluminum
    Fork: Rockshox Reba RLT tapered, 15mm set to 100mm
    Shock: Fox Float CTD
    Headset: Canecreek 40
    Wheels: Hadley hubs laced to WTB Frequency i23 rims with DT swiss
    14/15g spokes and alloy nipples
    Tires: Kenda Nevegals
    Shifters: X9
    Front der: XT
    Rear der: XO
    Chain: Sram pc1091 hollowpin
    Cass: XT 11-36
    Crank: Raceface Turbine 24-36t
    Headset: Cane Creek 40
    Brakes: XO trails <-- love these things!
    Rotors: Shimano SLX
    Bar: Raceface SIXC
    Stem: Truvative t30 90mm
    Seatpost: Rockshox reverb 5" drop
    Saddle: WTB speed v
    Grips: Oury or ESI
    Pedals: XT (xc version)
  • 12-11-2013
    stanbike73
    6'4 and 240. Have a 10 rockerhopper comp bought new this year (got lost in shop basement). So far love it been switching out little stuff from my other bikes but mostly stock. I ride in New England with lots of rocks and roots and it handles great.
  • 12-11-2013
    ohiogsp
    I have to take a pic with my camera this phone pic did not turn out great. lol This is my 2011 karakoram 1.0 it stock mostly but the drivetrain it is now a 1x9 setup with
    Truvativ GXP Stylo Cranks
    Truvativ GXP bottom bracket
    X9 shifter
    Xo rear deraileur
    SRAM PowerGlide 990 Cassette
    sram powerchain
    vp pedals






  • 12-14-2013
    Kajjal
    6ft7 , 220lbs and ride a Carve Comp 2013, XXL. Great fast XC MTB and easily big enough for me. Before this bike I had to adjust bikes to fit.
  • 12-15-2013
    RobLyman
    1 Attachment(s)
    Lurcher
    5'10" 220 lbs
    On One Lurcher 21 lbs
    34/18 SS
    Stans ZTR Arch Ex
    SLX Crank
    XT Brakes
    Raceface Chainring
  • 12-17-2013
    missionimpossible
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 855575


    2012 Focus Black Forrest 2.0 29er, upgraded to XT rims, XT brakes, Race Face bars, fat guy seat for now, Blackspire plateform pedals (DO NOT LIKE), tubeless (Zero flats since doing this)

    plan on upgrading to a Raceface 3x10 crank and more rigid forks.

    Over 1000 miles road and trail, lost 37 pounds (hit a plateau, holiday food) 5-8, now 230, glad I found this forum. Great motivation.

    Soon to get my first FS bike, any opinion please post them http://forums.mtbr.com/bike-frame-di...ds-890907.html
  • 12-27-2013
    Fattires40
    clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?
    6'1 215lbs and ride a 11' GT Zaskar Pro 9r.
  • 12-28-2013
    Roh1
    1 Attachment(s)
    Ragley Bigwig 29er. 20 inch frame 4130 chromoly steel. 140mmManitou tower pro.
    Attachment 858287
  • 12-30-2013
    Robg68
    clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?
    At 6'4" and 255 pounds I now ride a 2014 Trek Fuel Ex 8 29er. I'm giving my 2013 Trek Mamba that I bought this year to my 19yr old son.


    Bikes I currently have. 2014 Trek Fuel EX 8 29er. 2013 Trek Mamba 29er.
  • 01-05-2014
    stretchito
    2012 Diamondback Overdrive.



    I've heard great things about this frame. Right now I'm just on the road. Just got a bike rack so it's off to the trails next. I'm hoping this baby holds up for a while. I really dig the way it looks and currently rides.

    Ordered a new Planet Bike Men's A.R.S. Anatomic Relief Bicycle Saddle and I'm going to be in the market for an air shock with lockout and a cassette with taller gearing. Something tells me that I may be looking out for a new wheelset too... sooner than I'd like to.

    If any of you other big guys have any recommendations about those parts, I'd love to hear them.
  • 01-11-2014
    targnik
    250lbs - riding a KHS Winslow 29er



    Owned 4 months, have taco'd back wheel 3 times - latest (yesterday, broke a spoke!!)

    Thinking I need to invest in a stronger set up out back...

    Plus, purchase a more trail ready bike in the not to distant future.
  • 01-13-2014
    Jab70
    1 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 862276
    6 6 #300
    riding a xxl santa cruz tallboy ltc
    love it
  • 01-17-2014
    targnik
    got to ride s-works camber today ^^

    man was it nice!!

    only bug-bare was the internally routed dropper seat post... it was a little finicky i.e. kept slipping down.

    Tried the alloy stump jumper & it was way behind the s-works camber.

    Wanted to try a camber evo, but they didn't have one in their test line up.

    If I win lotto tonight I'll be getting the s-works for sure
  • 01-20-2014
    Scrappy jr.
    3 Attachment(s)
    6ft 230 I gotta 2013 Scott Scale 940

    XT/SLX components
    Fox Float CTD fork
    Flow EX rims
    Blue King hubs
    Rocket Rons
    Tubeless
    Easton low rise bars
    Renthal stem
    Blue VP001 pedals
    Waiting on some Renthal Carbon Fatbars!
    Attachment 863791Attachment 863798Attachment 863800
  • 02-02-2014
    ROCKINGNM
    6ft 1in 265ish, 2014 Fugi 1.7 (21in M/L). First ride was today, 17.2mi.
  • 02-02-2014
    Nubster
    I'm on a Canfield Bros. Nimble 9 gen. 2 single speed.

    Frame: Nimble 9 X-Large PNW Green
    Fork:Whiskey No. 9 carbon, 15mm Maxle
    Headset: CaneCreek 110 Series
    Crank: Truvativ AKA
    Pedals: Time ATAC Carbon
    Bottom Bracket: SRAM GPX for now, looking at a replacement soon
    Chainring: HBC Spiderless 32T
    Cog: SingleWorks, Surly, Chris King from 17T to 21T
    Chain: KMC Z610HX
    Brakes: Hope EVO M4 front, EVO X2 rear
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite
    Seat: Specialized Gel Avatar
    Seatpost Clamp: Chromag Quick Release
    Stem: Thomson X4 80mm for now, change as needed
    Handlebar: Crank Bros. Cobalt 1 XC Bar 700mm
    Wheels: Hope Pro 2 front, Chris King SS laced to MTx33 rims



  • 02-04-2014
    capsisking
    Re: clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?
    6'1 and 280lbs here, I just purchased a 21" framed Specialized Hardrock Sport Disk 29 and I'm very pleased :-)



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  • 02-04-2014
    TwoNin9r
    6'3" 215#

    Scott Spark 29er carbon
    Cannondale f29 carbon 3
    On one inbred SS 29er

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I537 using Tapatalk
  • 02-14-2014
    targnik
    108kg & shrinking... Make 102.5kg & I get to hop on my Kona process 134... guess that would make me a mini Clyde?

    Sent from my i9100 Warbird
  • 02-26-2014
    cxagent
    6' 4" 225# +/- 5#

    Primary bike is an 2013 XL Hammerhead Thumper 29'r Stan's Flow wheels, Fox 34mm x 140 forks, 2x10 XT, Magura MT2 brakes. I'm loving this bike the more I ride it.

    Previous bike is an 2013 XL Mach 429 carbon. I cracked the frame on a 2011 aluminum version and had to ride the SS (below) for months waiting for warranty. I rode the carbon version for about a month before I got the Thumper built up. I like the Thumper MUCH better so I haven't ridden the 429 much. I got a set of 34mm forks to try to bring the 429 up to the level of the Thumper but haven't reduced the travel and installed it yet. I will probably end up selling this bike if it doesn't work better with the fork installed. Currently built with Hope M4 brakes, 2x10 XT drive train, I9 wheels with Flow rims, WTB, Ergon, etc. Sweet bike but it doesn't work as well for me as the Thumper.

    Single speed is a 2012 XL Kona Unit. Added Stan's Flow wheels with solid axles because I was flexing the OEM wheels into the frame/forks when I stood up and mashed. Put a Reba fork (80mm travel) on when I couldn't take the jarring in my hands of high speed down hills. Magura MT2 brakes, WTB saddle, Ergon grips, etc to match other bikes. I got this bike so I could get a workout riding with my wife. It didn't work that way since I had to keep my speed up to match the gearing. I'm liking the SS better every time I ride it.
  • 02-26-2014
    matadorCE
    5'10" and 230 lbs. Just got a 29er two weeks ago as a second bike; '13 GT Karakoram 3.0. I've put two rides in it so far and I'm very impressed with it. I've replaced the seat and pedals on it already since the stock GT stuff was uncomfortable, and it will be getting a new fork soon to replace the pogo XCM.
  • 02-26-2014
    Neffro
    6'2' 250LB

    Sette Razzo X7 - 21" frame
  • 02-27-2014
    Coop919
    1 Attachment(s)
    6'3" 230

    2012 Trek Mamba 21"

    Upgrades;
    3x9 to 1x9
    Dropper seat post
    Wider renthal bars
    2.2 Kenda tires
    Higher angled stem
  • 02-27-2014
    Scrappy jr.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Coop919 View Post
    6'3" 230

    2012 Trek Mamba 21"

    Upgrades;
    3x9 to 1x9
    Dropper seat post
    Wider renthal bars
    2.2 Kenda tires
    Higher angled stem

    What setup did you go with to go 1x9?
  • 02-27-2014
    Coop919
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Scrappy jr. View Post
    What setup did you go with to go 1x9?

    Race face narrow wide single chain ring. Changed from a 9 speed chain up to a 10. Added a chain guide because I don't have a clutch derailleur.
  • 02-28-2014
    Carloswithac
    I just built up a rigid, single speed 29er.






    32x20 gearing.
  • 02-28-2014
    Tomahawk3Niner
    Re: clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?
    2014 Trek X Caliber 7. Completely stock right now.

    19.5" frame. I'm 6'1, currently 225#

  • 04-23-2014
    DarkKnight369
    I'm 6'8", 300lbs.

    Bike: 2011 Trek Cobia

    Original Purchase:




    Current State (crappy Pic):



    Current state in the above photo:
    Wheels: Sun Ringle MTX 33 Rims With Hope pro 2 evo hubs, 36h, sapim triple butted spoked,
    Tires: Bontrager FR3 Front, Bontrager 29 Front OEM moved to rear
    Cassette: Shimano HG61 29er. 12-36T
    Bars: Race Face Evolve XC 710mm width, 25.4 Clamp
    Grips: Oury
    Brakes: Same crappy Promax as stock, front rotor upgraded to 203mm.
    Pedal: Wellgo Platform (the cheaper ones, not magnesium)







    The wheels where a huge improvement in stiffness. Less side to side flex, especially in the front. No more pinch flats, especially with the volume increase in the rear. Quite tight between the rear derailleur and tire though.

    I thought that was a major change, but 2014 is going to be the year I really frankenstein this beast.


    Planned Upgrades, Parts in Hand, on bike, and on order:

    Front Axle: 9mm thru axle, Dt Swiss RWS
    Stem: Race Face Respond 60mm, 10 degree Rise
    Bars: Race Face Respond 740mm, 31.8 clamp, 1.5" rise
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite Setback
    Seatpost Collar: Thomson
    Seat: Bontrager SSR
    Brakes: Shimano Saint
    Rotors: Dual Shimano Icetech 203mm
    Crank: Race Face Turbine 3x9
    Front Derailleur: Shimano XT direct mount with Adapter (tire clearance)
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Left Shifter: Shimano Saint 3 Speed SL810 (got this for $35!)
    Right Shifter: Shimano XT 9 speed
    Chain: KMC










    Looking forward to this build. My brakes have been scary for a long time. I chew through pads, they are noisy as hell, and they prevent me from going fast because I can't ever stop how I want to. So I went balls out on the brakes.

    I have been looking forward to a thomson for a while, disappointed that with the new seat it really doesn't set me back any further than my 12mm setback ssr post that was bent. However, I feel I can comfortably sit back further on the saddle. Haven't test ridden it yet. Have mostly everything, waiting for a few items to come in and I will build it up.

    Looking at tires too. The bontragers have good grip, but weak sidewalls. I don't air down or run tubeless because of my weight, but I do ride places where sidewall tears are possible. I have done it before 3 miles into a 6 mile trail. Walking back always sucks. Looking at the X-King, Trail King, and some Maxxiss models. Need big volume and super tough sidewalls while having lowish rolling resistance and good pavement behavior.
  • 08-04-2014
    TwistedLefty
    1 Attachment(s)
    6'2" currently 250lbs down from 295 in Jan
    stock trek x-caliber 4
    858 miles on lake trail since June
  • 08-06-2014
    tehllama
    6'2", currently 230lb (sans gear).

    Currently on a Rocky Mountain Instinct 950 (L). I adore this thing, because it's the first bike I consider usable in stock form with just a KS Lev post. The SLX brakes and Inferno25 wheels make this actually usable, and the suspension travel is taking me places comfortably right up to the edge of my confidence level (which caps off at dropping 8' craggy rock sections).

    Previous bike was a '13 GT Sensor 9r Elite - wound up putting XT Brakes, MTX-33 Rims, KS eTen Post, and Geax Saguaros on it, because each of those predecessor parts wasn't up to the task (Avid Elixir1 brakes that needed bleeding every mile, Alex MD19 rims that I could knock utterly out of true on flat ground, Maxxis Asspens that only had grip because of the magical properties of rubber, not anything to do with the practically nonexistent tread).
  • 08-06-2014
    trmn8er
    1 Attachment(s)
    6' 2.5" and 205 lbs, riding a 22.5 lb Epic Carbon. Handles my size and weight easily.


    Attachment 913883
  • 08-06-2014
    Nubster
    1 Attachment(s)
    Sold my N9 frame and bought a Cannondale F29 Carbon. Converted it to 1x10 and added a Thomson Elite seat post in lieu of the stock setback post. Bike is just slightly too big for me so I needed to shorten up the cockpit. Still needs a shorter stem but at $90...that can wait for a little while.

    I used the parts from the N9 and rebuilt the diSSent (single speed). It has a Manitou fork that I'd like to get rid of in lieu of a carbon rigid fork.

    253 pounds.

    Attachment 914980
  • 08-10-2014
    LJ0913
    clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?
    Giant Trance 29er. I'm 6'1 240 pounds. The stock rims were junk so replaced with WTB and Chris King hubs.

  • 08-11-2014
    mark!
    6'1 290 +/- 5
    Just picked up my SC Tallboy today after taking my Trek Wahoo in to check on a frame warranty replacement. Only bike I actually felt awesome on out of all the bikes I tried. Haven't even popped her cherry yet, been sick today but tomorrow, hopefully will get better.

  • 08-15-2014
    ACLakey
    Re: clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?
    I just picked up a Transition Covert 29 to replace my Trance X0. I love it so far!




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  • 08-16-2014
    tessai4
    1 Attachment(s)
    Re: clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?
    I'm riding this 2012 Fuji slm 1.0. It feels a little bit heavier than its predecessor, but I'll get used to it.

    just my $0.02
  • 08-16-2014
    BCTJ
    6'1 and 238 pounds. I just purchased a Diamondback Recoil 29er, which is being shipped. I hope its not a POS. I really need to start biking again to lose some pounds.

    The body mass index

    Calculate Your BMI - Standard BMI Calculator

    says that I am nearing obesity!!
  • 08-16-2014
    cerpindicular
    6'3" 265lbs
    2014 Salsa El Mariachi
    Its now rocking a Reba Rl I got as a warranty replacement, lizard skin north shore grips, and a wider salsa riser handlebar, oh and a wtb speed v after i killed my stock seat rails. She is a beast that has held up fine to my flogging and yes she is worth more then the truck its leaning against :P
  • 08-18-2014
    WGK108
    Im 290 ridding a Giant TranceX.
  • 08-19-2014
    jonshonda
    6'2" 240lbs
    2013 Banshee Prime Large

    It is a 150mm bike meant for a lot more rough stuff then I ride. So most the time the bike is just wondering "what dumb sh!t would ride me on trail like this?" Then I turn him up the hill, and he is like "ohh you fat son-a-b!tch...d@mn you!!"

    I bought the bike to handle my size, not the trails I ride. So far, so good.
  • 08-22-2014
    decotriumph
    6'2" 275, I ride a Jamis Dragon Sport 29
  • 08-22-2014
    sml-2727
    6'1'' 240 I ride a 2013 Specialized Camber Comp
  • 08-22-2014
    falconpunch79
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    5'10" 210 lbs. Riding a 2014 Kona Kahuna

    Attachment 917681
  • 08-22-2014
    Bttocs
    2 Attachment(s)
    I am 6' 4" and 245 lbs. I ride a Airborne Seeker hardtail in 22" frame size. I ride in Massachusetts on varied terrain. As my first mountain bike, I am getting an education on what it takes to ride rock gardens and challenging technical terrain. Here is a pic of the bike. Loving it so far.

    Attachment 917728
  • 08-22-2014
    jds8710
    I am riding a diamondback mason comp stock. First upgrade is definitely going to be a seat.
  • 08-22-2014
    solarplex
    clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?


    1600 km on her. Has been a great purchase
  • 08-23-2014
    walangkatapat
    Been riding an Enduro 29er since last November. :)
  • 08-24-2014
    idea man
    2013 Moto Ti Fly.
    XT most everything. Flow Ex with Minion (f) and Crossmark (R). XTR FD, SLX crank. Ergo grips. J&L seat post with WTB saddle. Very happy with ride. Anyone else with titanium frames? I'm wondering about the life expectancy of the frame under my 280 pounds of raw fury.;)
  • 08-26-2014
    standog73
    Rockhopper comp
  • 08-26-2014
    Barman1
    6'6" 210 lbs.
    Just picked up an XL Santa Cruz Superlight 29 last week, an upgrade from my hardtail.
    Love it so far but still tweaking the fit.
    Installed a Thomson Elite layback post and a 10 degree rise 110mm stem and have a 120mm Reba on the way. Other than those modifications it's a pretty good fit and is holding up well to my abuse.
    Changed the tires as well. The stock Crossmarks worked ok but I threw a 2.25 Ardent on the rear and a 2.1 Ignitor on the front. Much better now.
    A shot before the mods. No after shot yet.
  • 08-26-2014
    HBSURFDAD
    2014 Specialized SJ Comp 29er EVO in XXL.

    I am 6'5" and 295lbs with a freaky long torso so I went for the longest front center / top tube I could find.
  • 08-26-2014
    standog73
    I also live in Mass, where are you located? Maybe we could hook up for a ride sometime.
  • 08-30-2014
    welkerjason
    Re: clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?
    My RIP9 loaded for two night alpine tour from Switzerland to Italy and back last weekend. XL frame fits me perfect, I'm 6'6 230 lbs.

  • 09-03-2014
    A.Christopher
    5'9" 285 lbs

  • 09-03-2014
    BETEP
    6'4'' 250lbs
    2011 Pivot Mach 429, XT setup
    2014 Soma DoubleCross commuter/tourer
  • 09-04-2014
    CSCHMITT
    1 Attachment(s)
    6'3" 220lbs
    2014 Sworks Stumpy
  • 09-06-2014
    askibum02
    clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?
    6' 370lbs

    Niner ROS 9




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  • 09-07-2014
    SOILsampler
    1 Attachment(s)
    6', 245 lbs. 2014 Specialized Crave.


    Attachment 921557
  • 09-07-2014
    Phinias
    1 Attachment(s)
    220 lbs as of this morning and 6' even. I recently purchased my 2014 Trex Remedy 9 29er and am still in the process of tweaking it the way I like it. Added Race face Atlas pedals and some new grips after chopping some of the bar down. As of now that's all that has been done.

    Wheels and maybe a pike are on the docket for upgrades.

    Attachment 921642
  • 09-07-2014
    Knight511
    Just as an update...

    6'4" 290# I have been riding a 2013 Camber Comp since December 2012 and have only had a single spoke nipple sheer off. I have not even had to true the wheels since that was fixed in the summer of 2013. The Elixer 3s leave something to be desired in power for me, I would not take this down a gnarly hill since I would not be able to stop. Those will be replaced soon.
  • 11-17-2014
    ecrane99
    Santa Cruz Tallboy C. 6'4 235lbs Bought it used a year ago. Put 800 miles on it so far. comfortable to ride. Fits me well. I think its an xxl