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  1. #1
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    Aug 2011

    Rocky Mountain Vertex 29er for a larger Clyde?

    I'm getting back into the riding hobby after an 18 year hiatus. I'm about six feet one and currently 286 Lbs and I've actually already lost over 100 Lbs from where I started.

    I've been looking around and the Rocky Mountain Vertex 29 seems to be a pretty good value for the money. I'm thinking 18 or 19 inch frame.

    Does anybody have anything negative to say about this choice or positive? Other suggestions?

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    Jan 2007
    Everything looks solid except the wheelset. They are using the WTB SpeedDisc XC rims which are pretty lightweight. Rocky Mountain wheels are well built (they hand tension and true them) but often use 15g spokes with those very lightweight wheels. If you can upgrade or swap out the wheels with a heavier duty rim and spoke combination, that would go a long way durability wise.

    The fork uses Rock Shox's Solo Air spring which works very good for Clydes, many 300# riders have used Solo Air with no issues.

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