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

    just wondering what the fellow clydes are riding this year, any upgrades or etc? lets see those 29ers....

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    I ride a Felt Nine Race.
    Manitou Tower pro 120mm
    XT derailleurs, Raceface crank and XTR shifters.







    I'm 220 geared up.
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    My 29er is a 12 Trek/Gary Fisher Marlin. The only two upgrades it has are dmr v8 pedals and a g2 fox fork. I'm 290 with all my gear and the wheels have held up surprisingly well. I don't do huge jumps, mainly because there aren't many in the area. Most of the trails in the area only have small ramps that put you maybe 2-2.5 feet off the ground and you might travel 4-5 feet before landing. Still though, for a lower end bike to hold up to that much weight is rather impressive. i'm not really wanting to do much more to it. Just these things if I find them for sale, XT crank, probably bb7 brakes, maxxis ignitors and maybe a carbon handle bar. I might even leave the x4 derailleurs because the trails I usually take this bike to don't have much climbing.



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    I ride a karate monkey (think I removed the bashguard, put on a new chainring and swapped out the WI freewheel for a cheapy ACS since these pictures were taken).




    LBS is currently working on building me a new set of Arch EX wheels (I found a really good deal on DT swiss 240 hubs that I couldn't pass up) and I'm trying to decide whether I want to get a waltworks fork or a carbon fiber fork next year.

    225 lbs without gear.
    Yeah I only carry cans cause I'm a weight weenie.

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    XL Salsa El Mariachi. Built up from a new '08 frame.

    They no longer cater to the very tall. This version has a seat tube length just shy of 24". There is 8.5" of post showing in the photos.

    The latest version has a 21" ST, no good for me. I bend posts when a foot is sticking out of the frame.




    Last year, just after getting a fork..........



    I'm not that skilled, this rock was terrifying riding rigid.



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    Niner RIP9. I upgraded to Stan's Flow EX rims, Nobby Nics, added my old dropper post, and Ergon grips, and other than that it's the stock XT build.

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    -Origin 8 Scout frame
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    Should hit 3,500 miles total (work commutes, trail riding and urban assaults) this year and I ride all three typically once a week and sometimes more:

    '09 Turner Sultan 3x9 geared (just got the 142x12 DW-link rear whooo) Reba Team 120mm fork w/ 20mm axle & King's/Stan's Flow's. Went in for a warranty fix and in transit back with a new paint job too (no pics until I get it back in axxion eheheh).

    '09 Fuji Tahoe SL 3x9 geared with 90mm Reba SL fork and Stan's Crest wheelset (HD front and standard rear) still going strong after putting the most miles on it outta all of my rides (bought it used with a pea size downtube divot ~3" up from the BB)

    '10 SIR 9 SS (34x16 at present) w/ rigid steel fork, Bontrager Duster wheelset (same width as Flows; using Bonty tubeless rim strips & valves which work great)

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    Just now switching to 29er. Building up a Tallboy AL right now. Hoping to be able to get a few miles on it before the new year, but the weather isn't cooperating and I'm still waiting on a few parts...

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    Well, I wasn't going with the idea of buying a 29er but I left with a Yeti SB95...and love it!

    FYI: the wheel sets aren't really Clyde approved. I bent the front wheel in the first 10 miles of riding and nothing serious.


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    About 240# geared up.
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    Upgraded everything on the bike - full SLX 10 speed, Rock Shox Recon Gold TK, DT Swiss wheels, Thomson stem post, Niner Flat Top bar.
    Works great, 6' 250lbs

    Looking at building up an Origin 8 Scout as a singlespeed for the flatter trails.

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    I am 260#'s and have put a couple hundred miles on a Trek Stache. It has held up very well so far.

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    I can never pass up a chance to post more pics of my XL Rip. XT, Arch, Reba




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    Quote Originally Posted by friz View Post
    I am 260#'s and have put a couple hundred miles on a Trek Stache. It has held up very well so far.
    this might be the one bike I spent a large amount of money on... I have been trying to figure out if I am going 29er or not...

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    22" Monkey 1x9... i gotta tell ya, riding this thing full rigid with flats makes me feel like i'm 10 years old again, riding my bmx bike.
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    Fat guy rides a fat bike!

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    09 Stumpjumper with a Reba, Salsa Semi rims, Thomson seatpost, WTB Pure V seat, Eggbeaters, 180mm XT crankset and 700mm ODI handlebars.
    I stopped breakin' spokes and nipples when I started building my own wheels and using brass nipples and DT spokes.
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    2012 Trek/GF Cobia (16" Frame, 230# rider)

    Once I changed out to a shorter stem (60mm 0degree) and the Monkey Bar it felt much more natural. Coming from a 26" full squish.



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    270lbs geared up on southeast Michigan trails. 2011 spearfish with semis laced to hopes 36x4. The Marzocchi fork will go away soon in favor of a manitou tower pro.



    Unbranded bikeisland 4130 frame (originally a khs Tucson) with mtx33s laced to hopes 32x3 front and 36x3 rear. Manitou tower pro fork that I still need the xxfirm spring for. Love this bike for how little money I have in it. Will get lighter wheels soon.


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    Ditto on the RIP 9. Best bike I've owned in my ~30 years of riding. Here she is with her older (yet smaller) sister. And the Stumpjumper is a damn good bike, 8 years and still going strong (granted I've replaced nearly every component) though it was time for an update.
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    I have 2. First, a 2012 KHS Aguila hardtail, and when I decided I wanted a FS, I added a 2012 Santa Cruz Tallboy LT.
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    2013 Rockhopper , with everything on 240....

    love the ride , Its a tough bike consider it didnt blink till i finished my 13+mile ride and the fork was lockout , beat me to hell so rigid for will NEVER be in my radar for singletrack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Whisperer View Post
    -Origin 8 Scout frame
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    -WTB Laserdisc Trail TCS wheelset
    -Spec Purgatory Control tubeless tires, 2.2" rear and 2.4" front

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    How are you liking those wheels? what kind of mileage you got on them? I got the same ones from chainlove, just started riding MTB a couple weeks ago so not many miles on them but so far so good

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpfitness View Post
    How are you liking those wheels? what kind of mileage you got on them? I got the same ones from chainlove, just started riding MTB a couple weeks ago so not many miles on them but so far so good
    Not too many miles yet on these, though I had a set of the same hubs on my full suspension that I just sold for over a year and liked them. A little slow on the engagement but otherwise fast rolling and not too loud. The rims seem really nice, very easy to mount my 2Bliss tires on them with a floor pump. Hoping to get more mileage after the holiday madness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amadkins View Post

    Unbranded bikeisland 4130 frame (originally a khs Tucson) with mtx33s laced to hopes 32x3 front and 36x3 rear. Manitou tower pro fork that I still need the xxfirm spring for. Love this bike for how little money I have in it. Will get lighter wheels soon.

    if you ever want to sell, this is basically my dream bike... I know, my dream is pretty low but, its what I want to build.

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    Love'n Life!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by amadkins View Post
    270lbs geared up on southeast Michigan trails. 2011 spearfish with semis laced to hopes 36x4. The Marzocchi fork will go away soon in favor of a manitou tower pro.

    Is that Marx fork a 44 MicroTi? If so, I'm just curious why you would switch to the Tower Pro? The Tower Pro is excellent, but I found them to ride very similarly when the MicroTi is tuned correctly, so I probably wouldn't spend money just to have a fork that rode pretty much the same. These are my two personal favorite 29er forks.

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    Moots 2010 29er Ybb
    Replaced drivetrain in May and is XT
    Fox Float 29 15mm thru-axle (Pushed)
    Stan's Flow with King hubs (F&R)
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    Over 15,000 miles on it and still love it
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    Jet 9 RDO

    I'm 6'5" and 230lbs in my birthday attire.

    Jet 9 RDO (XL)
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    King HS and BB
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    I love my XC race machine!
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    Both bikes have LaceMine29 wheels: 36-hole MTX-33s laced to Hope Pro 2 Evos on the Prime, and Stan's FR rims laced to a DT 340 and a Hope Pro 2 on the Yelli. I don't worry about my wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffj View Post
    Is that Marx fork a 44 MicroTi? If so, I'm just curious why you would switch to the Tower Pro? The Tower Pro is excellent, but I found them to ride very similarly when the MicroTi is tuned correctly, so I probably wouldn't spend money just to have a fork that rode pretty much the same. These are my two personal favorite 29er forks.
    It is. In order to get small bump compliance where I want it, I have to run it pretty soft. Couple that with the fact that it doesn't use the last inch of travel, and I have about a 45mm front travel bike. I've also found Marz customer service to be pretty lacking.

    The tower pro experience has been much better even without the xxfirm spring. I expect it to get even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shugarbear View Post
    just wondering what the fellow clydes are riding this year, any upgrades or etc? lets see those 29ers....



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    Currently on the Spesh Rockhopper, but looking to go with a Banshee Paradox this spring


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    2010 Kona Unit.

    I'm thinking about getting either 2013 Unit (with raw metal finish) or Surly KM next spring.

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    Just picked up a 2012 Trek Cobia last month. So far I added Black-Ops Nylo-Pro Pedals, Serfas Saddle, and The Sensus Swayze grips. I've only put about 10 miles on it, but I really like it so far. Can't wait for more...too bad it is getting so cold up here in WI.

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    6'4" about 300lbs geared up. 2012 Carve Expert, all stock but XT shifter and brakes W/Ice tech rotors. Love it and it is the fastest turning bike that I have been on, it rides like it is on rails. Stout 29 rims are heavy but have been holding up well in the dirt. Stock M446 brakes were junk and deore shifters were weak as well. Got a great deal on a closeout and with the shifters and brakes I paid just a bit over MSRP. LBS also threw in a free chain guard as well.

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    Abram1 & Lurch

    Pride and joy -'12 Specialized Camber 29er Elite and 26" city roller - '89 CDale M500

    Rider - 210-220 6"3 - Lanky 8'6.5" vert reach

    The Camber (Abram) is a solid ride that takes a lot of abuse on the rocky AZ trails. I lament to smoother trail days when Lurch (in black) was my steed in the Denver foothills and Winter Park area. OTB days are behind me, -HA! Lurch was literally dropped down mtn sides, wheel taco'd, all but cracked, hung in storage for 10 years, exhumed, sanded and given an appeal that few would know there are a couple Race Face components there. Now a bike I can lock up in public for an hour with little worry, minus the seat and fully locked wheels and frame.

    The Camber has survived 13 hour endurance rides without any issue, and my lower back never pains me. It's plush, indeed. Climbs like a goat, descends like a rocket. In 1.5 years and 220lbs bangin' on it, it has never needed a wheel tune - knock on wood. I've learned a bit about the RS Ario rear shock, and perhaps it's fair to say this is universal on Manitou too. After (1.2yrs) the first and only replacing of the seals by a shop I like, it seems the final tension or torque placed on the air cannister has not been adequate, which resulted in a large ring seal on the bulkiest part of the cannister purging. What I've had to discover, is I can put it on the bench at home, unscrew, reseat the gasket, and squeeze that f-er down as tight as my hands let me. RockShox online videos suggest no torque rating for this, only hand tight - BUT THE TRICK MUST ALSO BE HOW TIGHT YOUR ELF GRIP WILL LET YOU GET IT!
    Lurch, (puckermobile) the m500 Cannondale of yore was my first attempt, which I'm realitively satisfied with, at building a less attractive city commuter. It needs a longer steerer tube on a different fork. Ideas welcome, please.

    If you have questions about the Camber - demo one or PM me. Each day, I long to get on this bike and hit rugged trail even though I've had epiderals in my L5 S1 back area years ago. No back issues despite terrain.

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    300lber here. Not-so-patiently awaiting my New Waltworks SS and a Jet 9 RDO.

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    Motobecane Fantom ProSL hardtail and a Santa Cruz Tallboy. Have had the MB for 2 years and no issues except for trashing the original Formula rear hub (replaced w/WTB). Just got the Tallboy (couldn't pass up SC's blowout price!!) after using a Blur. Built up w/X-Fusion Slide 29 120mm fork, DTSwiss wheels, Elixer brakes, and some other stuff I had. Love 'em both!!

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    Having fun on this Santa Cruz Tallboy LTC. 6' 270 down from 330 in four months. Have also switched to flat pedals since this photo.
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    Having fun on this Santa Cruz Tallboy LTC. 6' 270 down from 330 in four months. Have also switched to flat pedals since this photo.
    NICE WORK!

    Just riding? Or riding and dieting?

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    Airborne Goblin 22" frame fits my 6'5" 260lb body pretty nice.

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    I started commuting to work 1/2 hour each way. I also started to ride at least twice a week for at least 2 hrs on trails that I would have to walk up. Lots of fun on the way down. I am starting to make it up some of the hills. I had done this years ago with some success but what really kicked it in for me this time was some tough talk from this Paleo website called Whole 9 life. Totally free advice on how to get it done. Tried it for 30 days and then my wife and I had such good success with it we just kept on going. We have tried quite a few diets before but this one finally clicked with us. It is nice to feel that getting to my goal weight of 225 is not a struggle anymore, just a matter of time.


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    Put 2600 miles on my trusty Access XCL29er this year. I bought it to get back into riding and love it. I'm about 230 down from 350 a year and a half ago.
    Just bought a Marin Team CXR29er to race next year. I've only ridden it once but really like the ride. I'm swapping it to 2x10.
    Also built up a SC Chameleon as a single speed. Tons of fun to ride.
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    The Marin didn't attach for some reason.
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    Great job on the weight loss Fro! That single speed is sweet! Makes me think I should do same thing to my commuter. It is an old Klein.


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    Looks like you have been doing awesome with the weight lose. I does feel good to be in control of ones weight. The tricky part is continuing to eat healthy once you reach your goal. It is really easy to slip into old habits and have the weight creep up. I gotta be on top of what I eat all the time.
    I like the Tallboy LT a lot. A long travel FS ride is next on my list. I want something for cushy fun.

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    2011 specialized stumpjumper fsr expert 29er

    Just picked it up yesterday. And a heck of a deal too
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    2013 Specialized Camber Comp



    I own a 29er, but I haven't been able to ride it on any trail.... it has been raining/muddy since the day I brought it home. I have just been tooling around the neighborhood.... already LOVE this bike...
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    220lbs. Riding a 2011 GT Zaskar Pro 9r

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    More torso than legs drives me into long top tubes.

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    Here's my new ride....
    One of the first XXL Frames in the world! I got it right before the holidays.
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    2012 Fox 34 Fork with out CTD!
    2013 Fox Shock with CTD not that great
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    This thing rocks...
    I'm 6'9" and 270 looking to drop 30-40 lbs.
    I blow through the whole travel of the fox shock, any suggestions on set up?

    Sorry for the cell phone pic, I now realize I didn't even get the whole bike in the frame
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    Here's my new ride....
    One of the first XXL Frames in the world! I got it right before the holidays.
    She's a sexy beast!
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    Stock for now, i'm sure things will start breaking soon enough (they always do).

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    I blow through the whole travel of the fox shock, any suggestions on set up?

    Get both shocks Push'ed
    Will help a lot...


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    Here's my new ride....
    One of the first XXL Frames in the world! I got it right before the holidays.
    XTR components
    WTB wheels
    2012 Fox 34 Fork with out CTD!
    2013 Fox Shock with CTD not that great
    Reverb dropper
    Twenty6 pedals
    Cytoe gaurd

    This thing rocks...
    I'm 6'9" and 270 looking to drop 30-40 lbs.
    I blow through the whole travel of the fox shock, any suggestions on set up?

    Sorry for the cell phone pic, I now realize I didn't even get the whole bike in the frame
    Very nice, I'm waiting impatiently for mine to arrive.

    A couple of questions on your build:

    What stem length do you have on it in the photo, and does the cytoe guard work with the e13 chain guide in place (I take that to be the e13 guide that I can see behind the chainrings)?

    On the use of a lot of travel issue, unfortunately I have found that to be a bit of a trait of the CTD shocks. Retuning of the shock could be a good option. Otherwise, I see in the TBLTc forum that someone has put a CCDB on their’s.

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    Just picked up my Trek Mamba today. Can't wait to get out n ride and start customizing !!! I really hope these wheels hold up !! Never had much luck with stock wheels lol
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    My Raleigh Talus Elite 29er

    Will be here by Friday! I haven't ridden a 29er yet, but I think this will be a dynamite bike for me!

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    I have a Vassago Jabberwocky setup as a 1X9 with a Rockshox Reba.

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    I am six foot five, 300 lbs.

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    In the process of restoring my old 26" Schwinn Moab 1, I've got a new fork coming for it today manitou minute expert. Plan on riding it for a year or so and then getting a FS 29er next year!

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    No pics (yet) but I have a few 29ers around:

    '11 Camber Elite - suspension stock at the moment but a Reba RL and Monarch XX will find their way onto the frame later this year...or when I wear the existing parts out. Mike C. built a set of 36h MTX33-based wheels up for use on this bike. Rear hub is an XT and front is an Alfine dynamo; at the moment they're shod with 2.2" Captains. 203F/185R rotors and the stock Elixirs seem to work well but the hydraulic portion of the system may be swapped for something else if they don't perform on steep descents. Looking at dropper posts too.

    '11 Rockhopper Pro - this one got turned into something of a trail bike and it's perfect for use on the goat paths which some of our area parks departments attempt to pass off as "improved bikeways". Stock 36h rear, front built by Mike C. - another Alfine dynamo laced to a Stan's Flow 36h. Rubber varies...Serfas Drifters or 2.0" Captains depending on the condition of our local trails. I fitted a set of Titec H-bars and Shimano combo brake/shifter levers, while the brakes themselves were replaced along with the controls. A remote lockout for the Recon Silver fork will be installed come rebuild time.

    '12 Fargo - pure homebuilt. M590 trekking crank/external BB, XTR rear/Tiagra front dérailleurs. ST-4503 levers fitted to a Woodchipper, itself atop a double-stem steerer. (The lower stem has a short piece of handlebar tubing clamped into it so a bag mount can be attached.) Brakes are Bengal MB700Ts and rotors 203F/185R. Seatpost is a USE Sumo at the moment though a Thudbuster LT is due by summer. Wheels come from either the Rockhopper or the Camber's original 32h setup is used with 47mm Continental Country Tours for paved path work. My wife just picked up a completely built '11 Fargo 3 and I'm going to see how its wheels hold up for singletrack riding before obtaining a similar set. A dynamo front is in the cards for her regardless.

    My '13 Pugsley frame - the Big Red One - showed up last week and I shall soon begin crafting on that project as well.

    6'4" and 240ish in gear. I have canoes for feets and have toe overlap problems with the Fargo unless riding with the slimmest profile road shoe in our closet. Thankfully, all the tight-n-wild turns are done on the Specializeds, not the Salsa.

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

    2010 Khs Flagstaff FS 29er, with ck/stans wheels.

    Also have a misfit dissent singlespeed. Also had to upgrade the rear hub, but this one has the old saint m800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxman View Post
    Just picked up my Trek Mamba today. Can't wait to get out n ride and start customizing !!! I really hope these wheels hold up !! Never had much luck with stock wheels lol
    My stock Alex rims have been ok. I just had my rear wheel in for a tubeless conversion and had 6 loose spokes. My lbs adjusted them and said for me to keep an eye on them. I have about 800 miles on them and I am a 300lbs as well so I guess that it is not too bad.

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    Bike was completely rebuilt this winter, everything is new except the frame. i went all out this time
    Every part of the bike was thought out for stength, stopping power and looks, right down to the gold rotor bolts. No one may notice them but I know they are there and thats what counts, I am so happy with the rebuild can hardly wait to ride it in the spring. Rebuilt the GF bike as well, been a busy winter.
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    Just added a Gravity Dropper Seat post and went tubeless. Everything else is stock

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    hola podras subir mas fotos de tu bici 22"? quiero comprar una pero no se si comprar la talla 22 o 20 y quisiera ver como se ve en talla 22 podrias por favor subir mas fotos. de varios angulos? gracias de verdad muchas fracias.

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    puedes subir mas fotos? es que quiero comprar una pero no se si talla 22 o 20 yo mido 6 3"

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    2013 Trek/Gary Fisher Superfly Elite AL. 325 naked as a jay bird
    Chances are .. You're full of !$@&?

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    Aluminum version of the Motobecane Fantom Pro X9 size XL. Im 6'4 260.


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    6'4' 320 ride a specialized hardrock 29er and have had nothing but problems with the drive train all of it replaced and upgraded still having problems I bought a cheap bike not knowing how much I was going to ride 9 months 2000 miles later my bike is at the shop every other week

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

    I'm 5'11" and roughly 225 geared. I was running a XTC 2, but passed it over to the wife and now ride a rigid franken ss with surly knard up front and ardent 2.4 out back rolling
    on p35s.
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    2012 Specialized Camber Pro 29.6'3" 215lbs.Used to be 290lbs!Mavic wheels,XT brakes,Thomson seat post and stem.S-works bar.

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    6ft 240. My 29er is a Kona Kahuna dl. I had to upgrade the x5 crankset to a x7 after a hard crash.
    Going rigid so I ordered a whiskey no9 fork to try out.

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    I weigh 280 plus gear, 2012 Specialized Camber 29er.
    The only changes I have made are swapping the big ring for a bash guard, and adding a dropper post.
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    How is your rumblefish holding up?

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    how does the yeti handle your size? i'm at 300lbs and this is one of the bikes i'm thinking of?

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    I'm knocking over trees on an Access Stealth 4.0. Everything is stock for the moment, but I am having a new set of wheels laced up as the ones that came with it are not meant for a clyde.

    *UPDATE* I'm rocking a new set of Flow EX rims! I still need to baptize them in dirt, and plan on doing that today!!!

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    Banshee Paradox 22"/XL

    It's a little small bit hasnt been a problem yet.

    Custom build, Rockshox Revelation RCT3 fork, Hope Pro2/Pacenti DL31 wheelset, Shimano XT 2x10 group.

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    clydes that ride a 29er.... what are you riding?-image-1-.jpeg

    I'm 6'4" 205-210 + gear. Ride a 2011 Trek/Fisher HiFi Plus 29r size XL/21" seat tube. SRAM X7 drive train, Juicy 3 brakes. Stock Bontrager SSR wheels (shimano hubs). 100mm travel. Upgrades: Wider Bars, ODI grips, KS 125mm dropper post, Kenda Nevgal tires, WTB Pure seat.
    Rims have held up well as has suspension (Rock Shox Reba RL and Fox RP2). Brakes are noisy and get out of alignment easily. Overall I am very happy with the bike. I ride it hard and it has held up well.

    Typically ride So Cal rocky/dusty trails with small drops. Lots of up, lots of down, not much horizontal. Bike is a good climber, better with pro-pedal engaged going up. A bit heavy, but that has a lot to do with heavy wheels and tubes and XL frame size.

    I recommend it.

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    6'2" 280 geared, ride a large sized diamondback overdrive sport. Had it a couple of weeks, 150 miles, no problems. Well, something up front is making a noise I don't like, but it is all good.

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    I'm just over 6'1" on a '13 Giant XTC-2 29er. L frame size. I'm about 210lbs. Nice bike.

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    6'2", 325#, I ride the Airborne Guardian 29 (20"). Have had no issues with the frame, fork, or drivetrain.. and I don't baby it.

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    6'7. 190lbs or so without gear -- so tall, but I guess I'm not QUITE a Clyde any more.

    Ride a 2012 Trek X-Caliber that I bought as a left over earlier this year. So far, all I've done is swap out the grips for the Ergon GX1s; loving the little climbers for road hills. Running a set of H2s for some road training most of the time.

    About to order Shimano XT brakes for it; I'm already done with the Avid's and (based on everything I've read on here) I suspect I'm not going to get them sorted.

    Loving the bike. Feel so much less folded up than on my 2001 21" Kona Caldera, though it seems that had better components, honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by expat_brit View Post
    6'7. 190lbs or so without gear -- so tall, but I guess I'm not QUITE a Clyde any more.

    Ride a 2012 Trek X-Caliber that I bought as a left over earlier this year. So far, all I've done is swap out the grips for the Ergon GX1s; loving the little climbers for road hills. Running a set of H2s for some road training most of the time.

    About to order Shimano XT brakes for it; I'm already done with the Avid's and (based on everything I've read on here) I suspect I'm not going to get them sorted.

    Loving the bike. Feel so much less folded up than on my 2001 21" Kona Caldera, though it seems that had better components, honestly.

    6'7" is more than enough to be a Clydes!!!!

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

    6'0" all geared up. Rode and loved my Heckler until it was stolen. Now riding a Trance X0 29er.... What a great bike!!

    Pic from tonight


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    I am currently 6' and 205 lbs. down from 275 in February of this year. I am now riding a '13 Specialized Stumpjumper HT Comp size Large. I have only owned this ride for about 3 months now. I was riding a Carve Comp before, but it was stolen out of my garage. The Stumpjumper is a great bike for my local trails. Unfortunately for me, I have to drive about 20 minutes from my house to get to any decent off road riding. Therefore, I only get to ride the Stumpjumper on the weekends. I have about 150 miles on it so far. Compaired to my road bike, Roubiax, which is only a month older and is about to turn over 2,000 miles in 4 months.


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    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.

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