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    GOOD MORNING from WaggaWagga (new south wales Australia) , just joined I am 6' 8" tall and 257lb (115 kg) .I ride a khs solo one (aluminium frame) size large . I have done the getto tubless conversion on it (kenda nevigals) I use spd shimano pedals,handel bars are 28" wide DH bars and the seat post is a 400mm one(original to short by about 200mm).There are several other MTB's in the shed , with all of them being hand built by me I have a reynolds 753 master frame builders ticket.

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    how big

    hi mate
    ton from england here.

    you neighbours with peter sterling

    fancy building me a frame and bringing it next time you come home.

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    6-4, 220ish, 45 yrs. Former racer, former bike mechanic, ''getting on in years".

    Rides:
    2003 Stumpjumper Epic Pro, picked up cheep early 2005, virtually unridden (the nubs were still on the original tires and the OEM grease on the chain!) from a bike shop employee. Dumped the ridiculous Sid (actually a nice fork at the time but totally inappropriate for folks of our weight range) for an NOS Marzocchi, then recently replaced by a Reba SL. Put on some DTSwiss 240s/Mavic X717 wheels I built up and some Formula Oro's in 200/160. Woohoo! One finger in ALL conditions!

    Specialized Roubaix carbon currently with Ultegra SL, a pair of Very Very Light Velomax wheels and a pair of Ultegra/Open Pro wheels I built up for a song, and a few other shiny bits.

    I'm not necessarily that enthusiastic about Specialized; I just happened to fall into a couple of Really Good Deals on good quality stuff.

    My current folly is a road fixie/SS with a no-name steel SS frame with Phil hubs built into Open Pro's, an ancient Campy Super Record crank with an NOS Nuovo Record BB, 46T inner chainring, half of an old Campy 'cross chainguard instead of an outer chainring (sexy!), an Eno 16T freewheel, a 22T cog, NOS Campy Athena sidepulls (very sexy!) , XT 2-finger brake levers on a cut down 2" riser bar, and...get this... NOS Schwinn cruiser Chubby grips in green glitter. When the weather is good this is my commuter, about 18 miles each way.

    Argh

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    Well.. I was 5'7" 275# area before i started riding everyday. now I'm 5'10" and hovering around 225#-250#(oddly more when i ride) I'm on a Redline link 1.1 that I've had going on two years now (with a TON of new partsin that time)

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    the way a bike is MEANT to look....
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    I am BV and I am a Clyde!!!!!!

    6'5" and currently 230. Been lifting and riding so I do have some muscle, but need to get to 220. I have a Niner Jet9. It has some Race Face parts, XT components, Monkey Lite bar etc.

    I started riding Sept 2007,so just over a year for me. Lots of good riding west of the Denver metro area.

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    I am 6.2 and come in at 205 lbs. Ride an 09 IBIS Mojo and a 09 Marin Mt. Vision 5.8...I hot the trail 3-5 days per week and do lots of push ups\sit ups and stretching....Keep riding!!!

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    Hey guys, just checking back into this thread for an update! I posted back in here in 2006 at an estimated 230 lbs and was riding on an Ironhorse Yakuza Aniki and a Wildwest Silver Hardtail. Well 230lbs was an understatement and I was closer to the 255-260 range according to a scale early this summer, at a height of 5'9". Well I got to a point where I wanted to drop some pounds early this past summer because at that weight I hit a cycling road block and just didn't feel healthy. So I stopped eating like a pig and just kept up my cycling routine. So now 7.5 months later I'm down to 189 and still losing trying to get to my ultimate goal of 160-165. Let me tell you it feels great. Even if I manage to get out of the "Clyde" category I will always be one at heart Currently I still have the Ironhorse but it has had just about every junky part it came with replaced and I may treat myself as a reward to a new bike over the winter since I have the Ironhorse built up to take my 260lb abuse and its getting a bit older now and the new bike bug is starting to bite. But I have long since gotten rid of the Old hardtail and replaced it with a steel Nashbar frame and built up a cheap but reliable SS that I ride several times a week.

    Anywho here's where I was before the dieting started:

    And here's a shot from a couple days ago:


    Oh and so I keep my rides in the post
    Here's the Ironhorse in its current state getting some action from early Summer:

    And the SS in action a little later in the Summer/early Fall:
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    Cool as hell Eric, stick with it brotha.

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    Nice work Eric!!!!

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    6'5", 170lbs. XL Specialized Stumpy FSR 29er(yes it realy is a 29er but it looks like a M 26er).

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    2oo ah?

    O.k. here is me: age43;
    5' 8" and 225lbs
    I'm a week-end warrior that rides a Motobecane 400ds and she is holding up very well.
    I hit some good trails and the bike still performs good.
    She has so far endure the wet season. Now she rides on the dry season. Sometimes I gain 5lbs other I loose 5lbs. I want to get down to 205 by this summer.
    "Si todos saben lo que ay que hacer por que tenemos problemas" Choose xpst.

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    6'5" 325lb. Ex football player looking to drop to about 240. I ride a trek 4500.

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    6 ft 300lbs

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    Hey all,

    5' 11" and at 255 lbs. riding a 2008 Trance 2


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    Hey guys,

    bikemedic here.

    Spent too long on the midnight shift on the ambulance.

    5'11" 268lbs
    i ride a Trek 4300

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    Long time listener, 1st time caller

    Afternoon fellas. 5'10", 225lbs riding a 2006 Cannondale 1FG
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    ... and if we just ...

    6' @ 235 lbs. Need to drop to 215, currenty niner emd with lefty 140 max sun equalizer 27 rims. Rebuilding wheels on cannondale prophet from current mavic to blunt 650B's.

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    I'm a noob here, and pull 240lbs, 5'11". I ride a stock 2005 Kona Stinky.

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    6'2'' and yo-yoing between 210 and 240 depending on the season.
    (Gotta bulk up fro winter so as not to starve right!?)
    Currently riding an old Raleigh and a fixie road bike

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    6'2" and 261 today at the gym. Typically run around 240, would love to be a ripped 225.

    I'm ready for some Spring riding.
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    6' and 320. Just got a Trek 4300 to get my riding shoes back on. Also got a Felt road bike and my trusty old Saracen Kili Team that's getting stripped down and dressed up ready for the nice weather.

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    6'3" 210lbs Riding 2008 Specialized Stumpjumper HT Comp.
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    6'6" 225#
    I was about 255 this last August (2008).

    I had not been riding since I was a kid. So with my more recent fitness uptick I picked up a stock Trek 4500 at my LBS in January which I have been riding to work and then some local trails on the weekends.
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    6"6'. Cusstom IF Ti Deluxe

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    5'9" and 240 lbs. Working on loosing it and hope to be back at 5'10" and 195-200#'s by the end of the summer.

    Riding a 22lbs KHS Alite 4000 Team HT custom bike built by me. No, It holds up just fine!

    I'll edit with pics later.
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    Ok my turn

    Its nice to have a place for the big boys 5'10' 265lbs retired powerlifter lol and i ride a titus loco-moto.

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    300lbs - What bike bike should I start with

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm a rather large and tall fella, just under 300lbs 6'6" tall. And I'm looking for a good cheap bike to start me off. Would seem that tires are very important under my weight. I'm looking to ride off road but nothing too rough, but ideally I'd like a bike that can take the rough stuff.

    Many Thanks in advance
    Birdie

    P.S. UK based if that makes a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdieXXX
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm a rather large and tall fella, just under 300lbs 6'6" tall. And I'm looking for a good cheap bike to start me off. Would seem that tires are very important under my weight. I'm looking to ride off road but nothing too rough, but ideally I'd like a bike that can take the rough stuff.

    Many Thanks in advance
    Birdie

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    Not sure what the local UK market is like, but for strength/price, I dig the Fisher Mullet. It's built for Clydes.

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    thank's

    Quote Originally Posted by misteremanca
    Great looking Titus there! (Sorry - I have to say it) You've got it made in the SHADE, don't ya?

    I`ve been subscribed to this thread for a loooong time now, and just this moment realized I don`t think I`ve posted yet. So here goes.

    I`m living in nw Alberta, Canada. Grew up to be 6`6`` 260. Currently 42 years old. Hoping for 41 next year.

    Last winter I picked up a frame and this spring I built my first bike - an 05 Santa Cruz Heckler. Building up a bike was a wicked time....and I can not believe what a great ride this bike is!!!! It truly is amazing.

    Love this forum! Keep the posts coming.

    Cheers

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    i see you got a heckler . i have been hecklerd too just couldnt rip with the moto now i cant stop smiling
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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdieXXX
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm a rather large and tall fella, just under 300lbs 6'6" tall. And I'm looking for a good cheap bike to start me off. Would seem that tires are very important under my weight. I'm looking to ride off road but nothing too rough, but ideally I'd like a bike that can take the rough stuff.

    Many Thanks in advance
    Birdie

    P.S. UK based if that makes a difference.

    Might want to look into a Kona Hoss, it's a solid build for clydes, here's a link. http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Ko...09/5360039335/

    Cheers
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    6' 263 yesterday at the docs office after a bad year with leg issues. Was 290 3 years ago when I started riding got down to 240 before the leg issues started kicking in and exercise went downhill while weight went up. I have 4 bike a 08 Yeti 575, Mary Mary SS, A carbon Specialized Roubiax, and a steel SS roadie.

    Just getting started.





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    New to the forum, returning to MTB after a 15 year hiatus!

    6'0" 300 lbs. looking to get down to 200.

    Riding a Diamondback Topanga.

    I'm currently riding to the gym, and around the neighborhood. Planning to get on some of the great trails available nearby here in Billings, MT.

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    Just getting back into riding after a five year hiatus.

    6 foot, 250 lbs, I ride an Ellsworth Joker, large, from about 2002. Mavic F519 rims, 36 hole with 14g straight spokes laced 3x with brass nipples (gotta have strong wheels). Fox Vanilla coil spring fork and rear shock - I swear by coils for my weight. Otherwise the build is pretty average all-mountain except for a RaceFace freeride bottom bracket.

    I was probably 220ish in the pic. It was taken when I was riding a LOT and had lost weight.
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    I'm 6'2" and I just got an '08 Haro Escape Sport, very big and solid frame to handle my Clyde-ness. I should take some pictures
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    Monster

    6'-4", 245#

    I am currently riding an '07 XXL Kona Coiler. I used to ride an XL IronHorse Warrior, but it was probably a little on the small side and the geometry always left me feeling a little off.

    The Coiler weighs in @ 39# - a little heavy, but 3 lbs lighter than the old one and when you're a clydesdale, you can handle it!
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    6-2 215 to 218 on any given day depending how much beer is in the fridge and how much pizza cash i have.

    ride a 20" Sunday Wave in the parks
    ride a 26" Black Market 357 everywhere else
    ride a 26" Jamis Durango Sport when its hilly or long haul.

    nice forum!

    At one time i tipped the scales at 300 lbs, still rode - lost over 100 lbs and leveled out around 215.

    Ride on fellas!

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    6' 4" - 225#

    I know (or maybe it's a "senior moment" thingie) I did this before, long ago but here we go again.

    I used to race at 209# and would, but the end of the season be right around 200 even, but 2 kids later and some long winters coupled with some very wet so-called summers have left me out-of-shape and 15-20 pounds over...

    I just rebuilt my ride and am looking forward ot a dry weekend this next (I hope).

    Here she is...

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    5'10" Down to 268 from 299.

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    Hello everybody, im 27 and have been out of the saddle for 8-9 years now. Im 5' 10" 295 lbs and riding a 2010 Trek 4300 Disk. ive had it for 3 weeks now.


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    Hey all.

    6'5" tall and 220lbs here.

    Riding a 2009 Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc. I rode a lot back in the days before suspension, took too many years off from cycling, picked up riding road bikes and now I'm back on the mountain bike. Why oh why did I stop? Well it's nice to be back
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    Hi,

    6'1" and 234 lbs.

    I ride a 2008 Gary Fisher X-Cal.

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    I was 320lb when I got my '08 Haro Escape Sport in early May. I am now almost below 300lb.. very happy. It has been amazing.

    Here are the pics of my new precious... she is dirty, like the best girls:



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    6'4" 250 -- I'm working with a 2009 Gary Fisher Piranha(XL) Stock except for WTB pure V saddle and spd 520 pedals, need to get burlier rims on this thing!

    Also have a 1972 Raleigh Grand Prix with original cottered cranks, Brooks B-17 saddle, Mavic open pro rims laced to surly hubs. Converted to fixed gear! 52-17

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    6'4" 235 lbs, and damn glad to see that there are other people out there like me. I am new to Mountain Biking, but have been an avid Enduro motorcycle rider for years. I live in Houston TX where it is pretty flat, but there are some nice trails to ride in my area. What would you guys recommend I look at for a good all around first bike that I won't immediately outgrow its capabilities. I am pretty athletic and would rather buy something with a few more bells and whistles than I really need so that I don't instantly want to upgrade. I am looking at spending $2,000 or less initially (Is that enough or too much). I would appreciate any recommendations you guys might have.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trunxx
    I am new to Mountain Biking, but have been an avid Enduro motorcycle rider for years. What would you guys recommend I look at for a good all around first bike that I won't immediately outgrow its capabilities.I am looking at spending $2,000 or less initially (Is that enough or too much). I would appreciate any recommendations you guys might have.
    I think you might find that with your riding background your skill level might already be beyond the realm of a bike in the $2,000.00 range. Once of course you adapt to not having the throttle to get you through and over stuff.
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    2 days ago i bought an 09 Hardrock Sport Disc.

    i am 6' 1" and weigh in at 300.

    hopefully that will begin to drop.
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    6'4" ~235

    08 stumpy HT 29er

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    I'm 6'4" and 290 lbs. I started riding again about 4 weeks ago after a 9 year layoff. I haven't really lost much weight yet (12 pounds), but I have noticed I'm down 2 belt loops and my clothes are starting to get pretty loose. Been trying to ride on road at least every other day, and in the dirt twice a week.

    Current rides:
    MTB - 2000 Trek 6000 with Shimano XT 770 FD, Shimano Alivio FC-M410 cranks, HG-80 Cassette. I really need to update the wheels and RD soon.

    Road - 2009 Specialized Allez Sport Compact

    Most fun I've had in a long time was when I tore my MTB down to the frame for a full overhaul, re-lube, and tune. I went into it only with Zinn's book on MTB Maint. and a Spin Doctor Essentials tool kit. Bike is now in perfect tune after 9 years sitting in a corner.

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    6'2" and 200 lbs, down from 235, would like to see 180. Currently riding a 2005 Specialized Hardrock Pro. Looking to get a new FS bike in the Spring, I'm looking at the 2010 Trek Remedy 9.8

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    We the people ... What's up little'lins?

    I'm one of the bigger riders here @ 6'2" and currently 313 as of this morning. Currently riding a Felt Redemption 3 with pretty much stock components. I have had to get new tires and put the heaviest springs RS offers for the Domain forks inside it. So far after almost a year on it, the bike has only had flats and two wheel trues (both rear of course).
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    New here, 6' 270 lbs. Bought a 2010 Gary Fisher Cobia (29er) a month ago, lost 15 lbs since (was 285). Looking to get a second wheelset with cassette and rotors so I can have my semislicks for commuting on stock setup and some ass-kicking tires on a badass setup. Any suggestions?

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    Ok I will play…
    I’m 29, 6’5” and 230#. I just started riding again in September after being on and off the bike for about 2 years. On September 1, 2009 I weighed 250# so it’s going good so far. My goal was to be down to 210 by my birthday in July but I am upping that number to January 1, 2010. I would like to be in the 195 region by my birthday and be really fit. It’s my goal to be in better shape on my 30th birthday than I was in my freshman year of college.

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    6'3" 335lbs just started riding a couple months ago. I bought the 2010 trek 4300 w/o discs which i think was a mistake. Should have bought the disc brake model.

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    Hi folks!

    Just getting into riding again after many years off the saddle.

    Let's see, about me: 39 years, 6 feet, 275 pounds. I've lost 15 in the six weeks since I picked up an '09 Fisher Marlin, but I'm looking to get down to 220 for starters. Kinda concerned about maintaining that pace over the winter.

    Pretty strong rider and I'm consistently getting out at least four times a week, but I have real issues with beer and food habits. I think, I fear, that I'm going to have to hop on several wagons at some point in the process.

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    As the Username implies...

    6' 6'' 395lbs...

    yes...3 9 5

    46th birthday today...hoping to make 47

    Picked up a 09 Rockhopper Comp Disc 29er (21") yesterday.

    Just getting back in the saddle...and that saddle is KILLING me. Probably first upgrade will be a new saddle...recommendations?

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMark
    As the Username implies...

    6' 6'' 395lbs...

    yes...3 9 5

    46th birthday today...hoping to make 47

    Picked up a 09 Rockhopper Comp Disc 29er (21") yesterday.

    Just getting back in the saddle...and that saddle is KILLING me. Probably first upgrade will be a new saddle...recommendations?

    Thanks,

    BigMark
    I just got back into cycling also. I'm 6'5" ~300lbs...

    Lots of various aches and pains crept in from sore butt to chaffing to back aches and now poison oak grrr...

    The aches and pains get less pronounced with each ride. Stick with it!

    Body glide for chaffing (running stores have it).


    To avoid the poison oak... Don't fall off your bike into it.

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    Not so BigB anymore. But still a Clydes

    Currently @ 225 - 230. When I 1st started riding I was 310.
    6'1". Final goal is 210 - 205 I"ll see when i get there. That makes me a lifer, no prob with that.

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    275 lbs.5'11'' 2010 stumpjumper elite
    2008 trek 7200
    2010 STUMPJUMPER FSR elite, tubeless =stans added..
    2007 yamaha rhino for the trails

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    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...55#post5068055
    Quote Originally Posted by codename47
    hello to everyone (and sorry for my English)
    I'd like to share my photos of SX Trail XL 2008 because I didn't find not a single one on Internet so maybe this will help to anyone who's wonder how it looks. My previous frame was also SX Trail but 2006 model size L, I've change them because I'm 6'5"(196cm) and XL fits me better (I hope so, in the moment I'm testing it):
    2006 L

    2008 XL


    one curious thing: I rode my 2006 frame with 550lbs (I'm 255 pound / 116kg) spring which gave me around 30% sag and when I switched to 2008 the same sag gave me 450lbs spring - maybe this is because of longer top tube and translation ahead of my center of gravity (my 66 went down a bit which is a proof )
    now my 66 RC2X starting to loose air and I think to change it with the new Talas 36 FIT, but I don't know will it handle my weight (I'm 262lbs/119kg now) and how durable the air system is...
    PP It appears that 6" PM of Marzocchi 66 2007 is equal to Fox PM so I'll not change adapter for Gustav M 190 of my front brake

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    I am 6ft 2 and weigh 230lbs i ride a nicolai helius fr and a specialized fsr xc.
    Helius is now running a Cane creek double barrel and the hope pro2's with ti spokes and 823's and swampy tyres(you can see them in the picture)
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    i'm 5'10" and currently weigh 242lbs
    down from 260lbs 3 months ago
    i haven't ridden bikes for about 10 years, just picked up this rockhopper off craigslist.
    also started surfing again, that is how i've dropped the weight.
    trying to get back down to 180-190

    here is my 2002 RockHopper


    so far so good, but i can tell the front shock doesn't like my weight.
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    Well I'm probably about 6' 1" 280lbs now. I was 320 but lost a ton of weight learning brazilian ju jitsu. Got down to 260 in like 5 months. Injuries!?

    Well I started riding my Trek 3900 I bought for a steal off of a bud. It didn't last long once I started hitting the trail a few times a week. I was fixing as much as I was riding.

    So after the NEMBA fest demo day, I decided to buy a GT Force 1. I rode it for a couple of weeks before my season recently came to an untimely end (broken hand). I like it so far.

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    Hello Everyone I am 6'4" 305 and just started riding in Nov. 09 after not having been on a bike since like 1986. I have a 2007 Giant Yukon all stock except for the saddle and Garmin 305. I am from the East San Francisco Bay area..
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    6'4" 298lbs

    I just started riding today. I've been using a stationary for about a year and I'm tired of not leaving the living room.

    I picked up a used GIANT Rincon SE, I think it's an '01. It did 11 miles today without much trouble other than the seat needing some adjustment, or maybe a replacement.

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    6'2 195, trying to get down to 180. I ride a L Cannondale F500.

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    6'3" 230lbs

    I just finished building up my new ride. It's an '05 Jamis Dakar XLT 2.0, size 21". I love it so far. I used parts from my old hardtail along with some new stuff.


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    After a week of shopping I brought home my first mountain bike tonight. I think I got a good deal, it's a Novara Bonanza that was discounted by $200 down to $399 because it was last years model. I can't wait to start riding!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikecito
    6'2"- 220, and hope to hit 205 by the end of fall.
    I ride a 21" 2007 Gary Fisher Wahoo Disk.
    Well I did make it down to 205, but I gained it back during the winter
    Thanks to our early spring here in Bellingham WA, I'm getting more miles in early on my new ride:

    2009 Specialized Comp Disk 29er.



    I had fun with the Wahoo, but the 29er has been so much more fun to ride!

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    I resemble that remark

    Was 5' 10" 250 pounds waist 40" March 2007, down to 200 after HFH 500 waist 35", currently circa 210-5 Waist 36" which I think is more important than pounds, now 5' 10.5" tall but unlikley to get back to my max height of 6' 1/2" at 22.

    Nearest trails are most of or over and hour roundtrip, so no 29er (yet).

    Classic English Light tourer "The Duchess" (Reynolds 531 Double butted frame is 30 years old this month) some recent drivetrain upgrades, on HFH 500 last summer:

    http://img694.imageshack.us/i/oldduchesss09hfh500.jpg/

    Also 26" 1986 Schwinn rebuilt as a commuter/errand bike.

    About 6000 miles last year.

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    6'2" I've been as heavy as 338 (six years ago). Currently 240-250 lbs.

    I had a 21.5" 2001 K2 Razorback SL. Very lightweight and quick bike but I broke the swingarm (which was replaced under warranty) then I snapped the frame right in half (two months after warranty expired. I did this while wieghing in at 245 but a few years packing my 300+ pounds around may have worn out the Easton Elite tubing (not made for big boys). I also wore out the racing rims on this bike. I replaced that frame with a Kona STUFF (all-mountain hard-tail/Dirt Jumper). Went with a Size Large this time because the XL's stretch me out too much. I laced the XTR hubs up to some Rhynolite XL's and it's been a fun bike.
    Bought a 06 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert a month ago. So far it's been a triumphant return to full suspension.

    PS- any other taller guys stick with 19" frames? I have a long torso and arms (6'8" wingspan) but I still felt like XL trail bikes (besides my Stumpy, I tried the Trance, Dawgma, and Rize) put me in a weight-forward race posture. I prefer a more nuetral stance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by h_daddy
    6'2"...

    PS- any other taller guys stick with 19" frames?
    I'm 6'0" and use a 19". At 6'2" I'd guess you could go either way, and should probably test any ride you're thinking of.
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    I am 6'6" and weight 243 pounds. I am riding 22" hardtail Drag Ontario with few upgrades.
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    Me- 6' 265lbs

    I split saddle time between:
    Marathon 29
    Ibis Mojo

    I am on my way to 220, my ideal weight. I love the 29" wheels and the 2x10. The Mojo allows me to go on extended rides in the most comfort.

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    I am 6'5" and 248 lbs. Getting back to MTB after 2 year hiatus. Just got myself a brand new Rockhopper 29er - already took it to couple of rides on local singletrack.
    My road bike is Cyclocross Giant TCX.
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    I'm 6'5" and currently tip the scales at 315, down from 365. I just started riding again. Still have my old "college bike". 95, Gary Fisher (20.5") Aquila. All stock except tires.

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    Howdy folks.

    6ft3, 315 lbs of clyde here.

    In the process of buying a 2010 Hardrock sport which i will hopefully have by the start of next week.

    Used to do a fair bit of riding in my early 20's but a kne injury and lethargy have meant I havent touched a bike since.

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    I'm weighing in at about 300 and stand about 6'2". Hoping to get down to around 260 by the end of June. Hopefully the Raleigh Talus that I ordered today will help me out!

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    Hi all;
    New to the forums here but not new to bicycling.

    Been @ 10% BF, 222 lbs and 6' 4".
    Here's the ride:

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    6' 5" 230lbs, '10 Rockhopper 29er
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    6'5", 265lbs.

    '04 Giant XTC 3, upgrading parts as the wallet allows...

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    6'4" 295 New to the forum and pretty new to mountain biking.

    i have a haro v4 frame with deore components

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    Hi all, 6'1, #237.

    My 1994 Project Stumpy.
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    Trust me, do not go towards the bright light.....

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    I'm 5' 11'' 260lbs. Just getting back into riding after not doing it for 13yrs. The new bike is a '08 Gary Fisher Tassajara got it new in the fall of '08 rode it a couple times since I got. But decided I needed to change that this year. Went for a trail ride last week it was the first one in LONG time. Forgot how fun it was. Now I just need to get back in shape so it dont kill me.


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    Im 5"9 @ 275 lbs. I stopped biking 10 years ago and started up again to get back in shape. I have lots to lose,LOL. Heres one of my bikes.

    My Ebay built,single speed GT Chucker.

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    Dave here...220 lbs or so, 5'10", and hoping to get down to at most 200 lbs by end of summer. We'll see. The two laps I did today at Whiting helped.

    I have a Gary Fisher 29er hardtail (no problems, though not a big fan of the geometry) and just purchased, am waiting on the build for an Ibis Mojo SL. I am also likely to enter a short triathlon as a clyde to give me even more motivation to lose weight/ get in better shape.

    Hey, I was 240 a year ago!

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    Let's see 42yrs old 6' 280lbs. I just started riding again after many years of sitting idle. My goal is to get to 205lbs. Here's a pic of my bike.


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    How big: 5' 11" was 250 lbs now <205, goal: 185-190.

    Cycling for more than 50 years, the first 'good' bike in 1972 was a Raliegh Supercourse.

    Why is a roadie on here? I like the ambiance and tolerance better as I am not a typical "Lance-wanna-be' roadie. I have a commuter/errand bike also on an old road frame. And an MTB is in my future. You guys are a bad (good?) influence!

    This bike replaced my first good bike in 1981 when I embeded it in the side of a '76 Chrysler Newport. It was ridden pretty stripped and a hair unsr 20 pounds until the last decade. In it's more recent aristocratic 'Oh so British' incarnation, she has become 'The Duchess'. The frame is a Mercian sport/light touring and is 30 years old, hand built for someone of my measurements, but it was NOS when I walked into Champaign Cycles needing a new bike. The frame is Reynolds 531 double butted that was soldered using a lower temperature heat soaking for maximum strength to avoid 531's infamous strength loss from excess heat. Italian style lugs with white lining, flamboyant gold paint with a pewter gray field on the seat post. Only the SR Laprade seat post, the Suntour Cyclone DT shifters,and the Universal side pull brakes remain from the 1981 build. Originally 2 x 5, it is now 3 x 10 (48-36-26 x 13-29), with Velocity Deep Vees on Campy Chorus hubs.







    First shots with the 3.3 Mpl cell phone uploaded at 1024/768. Looking good and the flowers didn't hurt.

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    Hey:

    6'1" and 287 this morning. Just picked up a 2010 Gary Fisher X-Caliber for my every day bike.

    Used to ride a ton in college and grad school (even worked in a shop for a while). But that was over 10 years ago and the desk job has taken its toll. Time to get back into it. Other rides: Mantis Pro-Floater (some of you might remember those) and a Ventana full suspension tandem. I plan to add a road bike soon too.

    Glad I found these forums. Lots of good reading.

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    6'1" 330lbs

    I ride a Kona Hoss....down from 345lbs in the last 3 months..

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    I didn't know they had nasty nicknames for me. I'm a Clydesdale,eh? Awful mean people. (Regardless of how accurately descriptive the term might be.)

    Anyway.... My Clydesdale measures 5'9"@263Lbs.

    I have a 1992 GT Timberline (Steel, rigid fork, v-brakes) I pulled out a month ago and took up to Keystone (Ski resort). I realized I needed to do some serious working out after doing the ski resorts trail only 3 times in one day. So I used that GT for a week averaging 15 miles per day.

    Then last sunday I went to the bike store to buy new shorts. By completely weird accident I bought a Scott Aspect 45 at the same time. I put 100 miles on the new bike last week. (I got a cat's eye that day also.)

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    6'-3", 235lbs. I ride a 2002 Trek 6500.
    I ordered a 2011 GF Cobia, in June.
    Looking forward to joining the 29er world.

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    6'5" 350ish here i have a '10 specialized hardrock sport disc 29er

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    im 5'10, 240 lbs
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    6', 245 lbs.

    2010 Specialized Rockhopper 29er Expert

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    6'1" (roughly) 265 lbs (down from 280ish)

    Currently riding a 2010 Rockhopper SL Pro... Riding on average 25 miles a day of XC single track 5-6 days a week or more. I shoot for 7 to 9 ride days with one day off. Working so far.

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