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    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?

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    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!

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    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.
    Here is the thing about equality, everyone's equal when they're dead. - Gavroche, Les Misérables

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    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!

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    6'5" 230 #s, riding a Turner Sultan in XXL. Best bike choice I have made by far.

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    6', 210-215 lbs.

    Riding a Giant Trance 29er X1


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    5'-10" and ~245 ready to ride.
    9er air9 medium frame
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    Slx drivetrain
    Xt brakes
    Stan's flow ex rims with Stan's 3.30HD hubs.
    Havoc bar and stem
    Thompson seat post
    2012 Yeti 575 Race
    2013 Niner AIR 9

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

    I guess I definitely qualify, then.

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    2013 Cannondale 29er Trail SL2

    Everything still stock, but holding up well. 5'11, 285.
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    So many decisions, a million revisions caught between darkness and light.

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    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.

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    But then she started to open up.

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    Work It!

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    How about a close up?

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    And a few from behind?

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    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...

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    Seriously, 7ft? Pics bro, or it didn't happen.

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    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
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    NiteRider Lumina 700
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    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)
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    "Ideal bikes are not bought, they evolve beneath you"

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    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.

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    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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    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.

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    Class if fun, tuition is high; paid in blood.

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    Warranty Replacement build

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    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

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    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
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    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

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    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.

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    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!

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    6'3" 252lbs.....riding a Novara Intrepid XL.

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    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.

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    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

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    Geared hard tail: On-one Scandal 19.5"
    Single-speed, rigid: redline monocog 19"




    6' 215lbs

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    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
    2013 Felt Edict Nine

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    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.

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    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#

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    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#

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    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.
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    Gary Fisher Super Fly SS.

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    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
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    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)
    2500 mile goal for 2016

    1,381.6 miles ridden in 2015

    1067.7 miles ridden in 2014

    1868.3 miles ridden in 2013

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    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.

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    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







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    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.

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    Lurcher

    5'10" 220 lbs
    On One Lurcher 21 lbs
    34/18 SS
    Stans ZTR Arch Ex
    SLX Crank
    XT Brakes
    Raceface Chainring
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    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 Which one, first FS bike ? (yes another one of these threads)

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    clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?

    6'1 215lbs and ride a 11' GT Zaskar Pro 9r.

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    Ragley Bigwig 29er. 20 inch frame 4130 chromoly steel. 140mmManitou tower pro.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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