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    Nice looking bike! Is that the 22" with 29er wheels?

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    Thanks for the compliment!

    If you're talking about the size of my bike, it's 21" (XL) with 29er Schwalbe Fat Apple tires.

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    I am 5'8"@ 364 Pounds and here is a picture of my ride.
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    Hello there. Just introducing myself

    My name is Gary and I'm from near Northampton in the uk.
    I'm 5' 10" and 350lbs
    I ride dh and freeride on a 2011 Scott voltage completely standard aside from x-firm spring in the forks and a 600lb rear spring.

    Came across this site whilst trying to find 5xl(60") mx/dh jerseys.

    If anyone knows where I can find some, I'd be grateful

    Cheers
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    I've posted before, but without pictures. Here she it. I'm 6'4" 260 lbs.
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    Billyboy13 Welcome to the forum, Check out this site I get all my jerseys on here Motorcycle Parts & Gear - Dirt Bike, Motocross, ATV, Street Bike Parts & Accessories | MotoSport
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    Spam? How is this mystery link related to the topic of the thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprocket47 View Post
    Spam? How is this mystery link related to the topic of the thread?
    Message was to BIllyBoy13 who posted his first message introducing himself and asked about Jerseys......LOOSEN UP YOUR UNDIES. Just trying to helpout a new forum member.

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    I'm 6' even. Currently at the heaviest I have ever been. 325lbs. Was down to 240, previously 280. High school was 180, then I smoked a lot of pot after I left and stopped riding. I enjoyed working as a ski and bike tech for the last decade but stopped riding about 5 years ago. Stopped working in bike shops this year and now want to get back on the bike.

    She's 23 lbs. build spec is in my profile.
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    I'm 6-3, 210 lbs, down from 230 in September. I'm back on my 12 year old Tracer and I'm having a blast.

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    6"3 and go between 230 and 255lbs or so. I'm a personal trainer so I'm fairly solidly built but like to have my beers too! Avid roadie, just decided about 5 days ago that I really want a beater 29er for the snow and crap weather here in NYC. Also tired of having to baby my road bike while my 145lb cycling friends crash through potholes and ride off of curbs! I do all my commuting in nyc by bike and do it on a Surly Disc Trucker and I do my race like riding on a bikes direct motobecane immortal with full force group and carbon tubulars. Hoping to get some advice on how to build this 29er frame I just got

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    Hi there fellow big folk.

    6' 7" here and currently a slim(ish) 215 lbs. Recently enjoyed my transition over to 29" wheels & can't see myself going back. Currently spending most of my riding time on a 24" Surly Ogre. I can also be seen sometimes on my 10 year old "made in the USA" 63cm Cannondale road bike.

    I'm born & raised in the UK, but I like American bikes, as they tend to be more readily available in proper man sizes

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    Specialized Hard Rock Comp 24"
    Sun Mammoth Rims, LX Hubs, Kenda Kiniption Tires
    Raceface crankset, XT chain, cogs, etc.


    6'8 - 275lbs

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    @Graham77 Can I be the first person on here to recommend that you try a 29er.

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    Is that an offer BareNecessities? I'll take a Trek Superfly in the 23 inch size, haha.

    I broke my Kona frame, so found the specialized for a good deal, and had to stay on the small wheels for now. As soon as I have a spare $2000 I'll be wanting to make the plunge.

    But for now, I'll keep killing the parts I have now, if it aint broke, don't fix it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham77 View Post
    Is that an offer BareNecessities? I'll take a Trek Superfly in the 23 inch size, haha.
    I'll check my spares bin for you.

    Don't hold your breath though

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    ill recommend you try and 29 first... just because we are tall doesn't mean a 29er magically works better... I hated riding 29s..... 26 works best for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by digthemlows View Post
    ill recommend you try and 29 first... just because we are tall doesn't mean a 29er magically works better.
    Very true. Always try before you buy. I don't in any way believe 29ers improve the way I ride. I do however think they fit us tall folk better.

    Bikes are bikes though & I'm not here to preach

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    I tested a 22" Kona Kahuna. It was what I wanted to spend but the bike wasn't strong enough for my tastes. If I go 29" wheels I'm going to have to have a strong wheelset and I dont want to spend all that quite yet. I want to try a 24" Surly Ogre out to see how the ride is, because that looks promising for what I'm looking for.

    But the ride style is what I like though, I'm all about speed, I like a big ring just to edge it up past 75km/h on downhills. I like the benefits in climbing too, while I do like the technical aspects more demanded in 26" wheel riding off-road, trails, etc. my vote goes to the 29" style of riding.

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    You guys are small!!

    280lbs, 5' 11". Im just short for me weight? hahah.. Ive ridden a Turner 5-Spot with coil over Fox shock on rear and a Marzocci Bomer on front since I built the bike in 2004. What a great bike this "was." I recently cracked the top tube (stress life fatigue or just a really bad endo) Either way, Im looking for another Turner frame. Any help from you's guys would be appreciated. Yes. Ive checked the Classifieds here. RIDE ON!! and remember, CLYDESDALES RULE!

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    uhm.... I'm 5'2" and I just placed an order for a Cube LTD Pro 2012 model (size 16 as that's the smallest they have)

    I believe it's too big for me according to the size charts but I was led to believe I could always just cut the seat post down to fit.
    Sorry = I know you're all giants in here compared to me (retired gymnast - that's my excuse!) but I just had to tell about my new first proper bike!

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    Where's post?

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    6' 3" and weighing in at ~260

    Was riding an 06 S-Works until someone decided to remove it from my garage along with my Gary Fisher and g/f's Trek. Now the nightmare with the insurance company begins...

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    @richkm20, that totally sucks, hopefully the insurance company does'nt jack you around and you get enough money to buy a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BareNecessities View Post
    Hi there fellow big folk.

    6' 7" here and currently a slim(ish) 215 lbs. Recently enjoyed my transition over to 29" wheels & can't see myself going back. Currently spending most of my riding time on a 24" Surly Ogre. I can also be seen sometimes on my 10 year old "made in the USA" 63cm Cannondale road bike.

    I'm born & raised in the UK, but I like American bikes, as they tend to be more readily available in proper man sizes
    Where did you buy the 24" Ogre? Did you get a chance to try it for fit? I'm 6'8" (and also have an old Cannondale roadie in a 66cm) so looking to buy the Ogre but can't find a dealer with stock.
    I'm based in north Notts
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    Hello all. Im 6' and 250lbs. Im having a helluva a time trying to find a bike that fits me. What size a frame do the 6'+ ride? I got a used bike a few weeks ago and not only do i feel like im going over the handel bars but if i have to move my knees to make any kind of turn. Bike said it was a 26" but i know thats not frame size. I traded that bike for a road bike that looked bigger and felt okay when i tried it there. took it out thismorning for a real test, and it may sound strange, but it feels tippy? i dont know how else to describe it. this spring im going to an actual bike shop and looking @ some real bikes. my budget is about $350. What are some suggestions from the big boys for a big boy?

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    Go to a bike shop and get fitted. plan on spending more money. I also had a limited budget and bought a $600 mountain bike. For what I've spent replacing chains, sprockets, wheels, crank and bottom bracket, i could have had a MUCH more durable and better performing bicycle. I'd recommend $500+ used or $900+ new. Budget bikes are no bargain, especially for big'uns.

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    I'm 6'4'' and 200lbs, riding a 21" (xl) specialized :thumbup:

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    @heavychevy

    It might be that the wheel size was 26". Search on ebay for any size in the 20s and it also fetches up any bike with 26" wheels - including youth size bikes.

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    When I started back in 1990 I was 180lbs of solid....something. Haha!!! Now...same height almost 6'1" 250lbs. I ride a 1996 GF Paragon (After 10 posts I will post pics of the renovation) I just ordered a Lynskey Pro Cross. Suprised that I only need a M/L frame instead of a large. Plan to train/race some cross races in OH,WV,MD & PA.

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    6' 7" here and 220lbs. Been riding a 26" Cannondale Caffeine XL for some years now. Set up with a good high and long stem etc..
    I have just gotten a new Cannondale Flash 29, also XL, and tried it out for a quick run before the snow got to much here.

    I must say the initial impression just from these quick trips, is that the 29'er fits me much, much better. I feel like i'm riding 'with' the bike now it now instead of just sitting on top of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavychevy View Post
    Hello all. Im 6' and 250lbs. Im having a helluva a time trying to find a bike that fits me. What size a frame do the 6'+ ride?

    this spring im going to an actual bike shop and looking @ some real bikes. my budget is about $350. What are some suggestions from the big boys for a big boy?
    What I learned the first time around (when I weighed about 200) is that frame fit is very individual. Road bikes tend to be short and whippy and will have some of the effects you talked of, particularly if they're too small. I would imagine this effect would be greater if you're a Clydesdale (me: 6'0", 260). I bought one of the first mountain bikes ever built, back in 1980. I have ridiculously short legs -- 29" inseam; my dad is 5'5" and also wears a 29 in his Levi's. So I went with a custom frame. Because it was a mountain bike, the geometry was much looser. The bike, even with a big guy like me on it, rode like it was on rails, giving me the confidence to let it loose on the most challenging downhills. In fact, I got rid of my (really nice) road bike after some experience with the mountain bike, and just ran the mountain bike with beach cruiser tires (all they had in those days) when I wanted to do lots of road riding.

    I strongly recommend spending as much money as you can on your bike. $350 will get you an OK bike, but riders of all sizes will break lots of stuff on it, and you'll particularly have trouble with the rims in direct proportion to your weight. The more you pay up front the less trouble you're likely to have. I had custom built Wheelsmith (legendary 1980s/1990s Bay Area wheel builder) wheels on the Ritchey, which were ludicrously expensive. But in thousands of miles including loaded touring and trail riding, I broke a total of one spoke and had to true the wheels a grand total of two times. My current $500 low-end Trek needs the wheels trued about every 100-200 miles, and that is with me being very careful in how I ride it.

    If you can somehow manage (asking for Holiday cash from family, and adding that to your bike fund, begging for overtime, etc.) to save over $1,000 for a bike, you'll have a very different riding experience. The good news is that going to your local bike shop instead of Target or Dick's Sporting Goods means that people will be able to help you pick the right frame size and they will adjust as much as they can to help the bike fit you perfectly. That alone is worth the higher price bike. You'd be amazed how much moving the saddle fore/aft by 1/4" will do. And if they recommend a longer stem, they're not just trying to swipe another $50 or $100 of your hard-earned money; that can also make a big difference, especially if you have short legs.

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    I perfer to think of myself as a super-clydesdale,6'1" 370lbs. I ride a 20" Fargo. I just invested in a 36 spoke wheel build with a dynamo hub. Since my Fargo has turned into a touring/commuter rig, I have just purchased a 2013 Salsa Mukluk to ride this winter and terrorize the golf course next door.

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    I'm 6'4" and about 205. I ride a XL Kona Kuhuna DL. Used to ride a size Large Kona Fire Mtn but the rear rims started to taco.

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    I'm 6'7" and 320 lbs. I ride a trek superfly elite 23" frame. Just getting back into mountain biking. Been out for about 5 years.


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    260 ride a FS Jamis

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    Got the Jamis new on line. New to this but figured I needed a stury ride so got an All Mountain XAM model. Way more than I need

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    2012 Raleigh Talus 29er or a older giant 26" hand-me down bike (from a friend who removed all the stickers etc..) that has a fox van rc rear and rockshox reba fork.

    I have only about 40 miles on the raleigh, and about 200 on the giant. want to aim for 2500 miles at least this year (going to start riding to work since i found a job closer to my home, 2.8 miles each way).

    Weigh 415 lbs @ 6'4"

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    Legs too long, Head hits trees

    Hello fellow giants.

    I am 6'7" 180 pounds. I have a 2012 Trek Rumblefish Elite but I am actually trying to sell it so that I can get a single speed hardtail. Any suggestions?

    Glad to see this forum exists. I will keep my ears on.

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    329lbs and tired of cracking production frames.........so I hand built this steel frame myself. Stiff, fits great and was cheap......4130 double butted tubing. #4.5 with powder coating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tallrussell View Post
    Hello fellow giants.

    I am 6'7" 180 pounds. I have a 2012 Trek Rumblefish Elite but I am actually trying to sell it so that I can get a single speed hardtail. Any suggestions?

    Glad to see this forum exists. I will keep my ears on.
    180? did you mistype or are you anorexic? Welcome!

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    nice home build

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    hello

    I hand built this steel frame myself. Stiff, fits great and was cheap......
    Beautiful. Looks properly nice man What tubing did you use? What weight does the frame come in at?


    Am 6'5" and 235lbs. Ride a 21" steel hardtail. Orange P7 with 140mm RS Revs.

    Still playing around getting the cockpit setup to my liking, think the frame is maybe an inch too small because with a 60mm stem and saddle right back is still a little cramped when climbing out the saddle.



    Got a set of Nukeproof 800mm bars (20mm rise) on the way which will hopefully help. Still not found the grips that suit my paws properly, want lock-ons where my hand doesn't overhang the edge.
    Other 'clydesdale' issues; I need to upgrade to stiffer wheelset (am thinking Hope ProII hubs on Stans Flow rims) and better brakes up front (thinking Hope evo tech M4 with 203mm disc). Might upgrade the lowers on my forks to 20mm for added stiffness too.
    7.5.3

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    with grips I went with the Ergon lock on GP-5 Large -

    The platform for the palm is much better and gripping is effortless now. One complaint in reviews was the lack of alternate hand positions, which is true. I got the bar ends for that, can grab those and change my riding position to a more aggressive stance, or just to move my hands around, there's plenty of grip for my big mitts even with the bar ends, which has not been my experience in the past.

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    I'm 6'4" 226 lbs before gear, 56 yrs ...
    My ride - 2005 Cannondale Prophet 650b.
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    Me

    Well I am 5-9 and weigh in at 230

    Bikes:

    Road Trek Madone
    TT P2Cervalo
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    Snow 9 Zero 7

    But I need a new Mt Bike now...nothing that I like to do better in a race: Fat Guy the little guys!

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    6'5" and 420 lbs

    Getting back on a bike after WAY too long living sedentary. Got a Giant Sedona XL frame. Just riding to get exercise and dump weight right now. Really like the bike and it meets my needs at this stage.

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    5'10" 210lbs down from 245 looking for 180.
    Ride a XXIX dingle speed 32/16 and 26/22.

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    I'm 5'10 210lbs. I was at my heaviest 235lbs about 8 months ago. I have a lemond road bike and just bought a cannondale trail SL4 to start riding off road. I plan on being out of the Clydesdale catagory in a couple more months.

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    5ft 10in, 235 lbs

    Turner Flux medium........

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    Hi all,

    I'm 6 ft 3in and only weight 331 lbs...

    I currently ride a 2005 Giant STP, which is FAR too small for any actual riding, but is great fun for dirt jumping/riding the city streets/using to boost to the local dairy to grab ice creams and sodas on hot days


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    6'1" 215lbs. I just recently purchased a Gaint XTC2 29er.

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    Good morning to every one, I only say that cause its 3:30 Am here where I am at.

    I am new to this forum, as this is a life changing decision for me. I am a 31 year old guy from the midwest region of the US. Lets just say there is alot of corn where I am at.

    I guess I can say I am 6'3" tall and about 380lbs.

    I don't have a bike just yet and it being winter, I probably will not get one till mid spring.

    So for now I will be purchesing a excersice bike as a supplement till then.

    I will be posting my progress in another thread. I know that long term goals are good, but right now I am setting my short term goal.

    Starting Jan 1, I will be starting my journy to a fitter thinner me. I will set 3 month goals and will be posting my progression as i go. So my 3 month goal from Jan 1 to April 1 Will be to lose 40lbs

    So by April 1 My goal is to be 340lbs or better. Wish me luck and its nice to be here

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    6'-1" - 202lbs (down from 215 one year ago)

    MTB - 2012 Cannondale Jekyll 3
    Road - 2011 Specialized Roubaix Elite

    The goal for 2013 is 190.


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    6'5", 218 lbs. I ride an Access XCL 9r with a 23" frame with a RS Revelation RCT3 fork. My goal is 210 lbs.

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    6'3" just tipping the wrong side of 300lbs.

    Currently riding Trek 1000 road bike & and my long serving/suffering Azonic DS1 trail bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n_maher View Post
    6'-1" - 202lbs (down from 215 one year ago)

    MTB - 2012 Cannondale Jekyll 3
    Road - 2011 Specialized Roubaix Elite

    The goal for 2013 is 190.
    I've got news for ya pal: You're not even remotely clyde-like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigantic View Post
    I've got news for ya pal: You're not even remotely clyde-like.
    Eh, depends on your definition but hoping to be even less so by the end of the year. Can't we all just get along?

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    Quote Originally Posted by n_maher View Post
    Eh, depends on your definition but hoping to be even less so by the end of the year. Can't we all just get along?
    just saying... you're short and skinny compared to most here...

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    Hello, I just joined MTBR.... I have ridden bikes and motobikes my whole life. I will be 33 this summer and I have a 2 year old and a new one coming in March. I have been in good shape for pretty much my whole life. I played Basketball forever, even played in college. But in the last couple years Family, life, and work has took its toll. I am 6'9" and 270 lbs. In my playing days I was right around 225-230 with zero fat. I'm looking to get back down to that area and figured MTB would be a fun way to get there (i know it won't be all fun). Anyways I have a basher Trek that I got a couple years ago. But my piece de resistance is my brand new XXL Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc.... Sure, its totally over kill for me right now but I live in an awesome mtb community Northern Cali. I'm on the coast about 60 miles from Oregon and 5 hours from Tahoe. Hopefully soon I will be able to take full advantage of this sweet ride!
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    Thanks Revolution!

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    Hello, I just joined MTBR.... I have ridden bikes and motobikes my whole life. I will be 33 this summer and I have a 2 year old and a new one coming in March. I have been in good shape for pretty much my whole life. I played Basketball forever, even played in college. But in the last couple years Family, life, and work has took its toll. I am 6'9" and 270 lbs. In my playing days I was right around 225-230 with zero fat. I'm looking to get back down to that area and figured MTB would be a fun way to get there (i know it won't be all fun). Anyways I have a basher Trek that I got a couple years ago. But my piece de resistance is my brand new XXL Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc.... Sure, its totally over kill for me right now but I live in an awesome mtb community Northern Cali. I'm on the coast about 60 miles from Oregon and 5 hours from Tahoe. Hopefully soon I will be able to take full advantage of this sweet ride!
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    That's an incredible bike!! And over the course of a year or so, you'll have saved money compared to a gym membership (just in case you were looking to justify the purchase!! )
    Master of Nothing, but dammit if I don't try..............

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    2013 Trek Mamba changed the seat within 2 days bought the 2nd of January and currently riding 20 minutes a day ... It's a start ,,.

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    6ft 10ins ...307lbs...giant hardtail and specialised hardtails.

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    6'3" 225lbs.
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    usually bending things.. just replaced saddle today - rails bent to buggery.

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    6'4" 230 lbs

    I'm a large guy in my neck of the woods. I've been riding a 21.5" frame Gary Fisher Marlin 26 hard tail for a season. I was told that I make it look tiny. It's really handled the abuses that I've inflicted upon it...very solid bike.

    Friday, I ordered a 2012 XL Raleigh Talus Elite 29er...and I can barely sleep at night. I shopped around a lot and decided on that bike based on the excellent reviews, all of the excellent components and price. Because it's last year's model, I am able to get the Fox fork and Maxle with the Sminano Deore gear set.

    I really don't know much about the tech/specs stuff, but after shopping online and at local bike shops, I learned what to look for and this bike seems to be the best for the money.

    It should be here Friday..I'll keep you posted on how well it works for me

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    6' 2" and 260, I've been down in the low 240's when I'm riding a lot. I ride an XL ibis HD, but it's fairly new to me so we shall see how it holds up. I ride aggressively but like to think I'm smooth for my heft. My last ride was a trek scratch and I had multiple swing arm failures within the 3 years I had the bike, to it's credit it rode excellently when it wasn't broken, but replacing a swing arm two or three times a year gets old.

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    I am 6'4" 308lbs riding a crappy K2 Shadow Nine I bought it on black friday for $300.00 it's what I could afford. Been out riding it everyday since Jan 5

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    6'2" and ~255-260#. Riding a 2003 Specialized Enduro with the rear suspension PUSHed out to ~148mm.

    But, I've got a dilemma. I'm realizing size large frame is probably too small for me, so I'm debating between just a longer stem or new frame. If I stick with my current frame, I'm thinking of getting a stiffer fork. With a new frame, I could get a tapered steerer.

    So, it boils down to either a tapered Fox 34 w/ 15mm axle and 150mm travel or straight Fox 36 w/ 20mm axle and 150mm travel.

    I'm not looking to do any crazy drops or anything, just the occasional all day epic. Any thoughts or ideas?

    Thanks!

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    5'10" 245lbs....


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    just picked up a Surly Puglsey. 6'8" & 258 #s. down from 278.
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    2008 rockhopper
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    Pawn shop $60 fixie
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    I have more bikes but these are my newest except the ds3 its basically a family member.
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    6'4" 230

    Last season was my first season on actual trails in the mountains and not just riding around town. I fell in love with mountain biking, but my 21.5" Gary Fisher Marlin seemed very small and awkward under me...I saw people on the 29ers and was always jealous....

    After a ton of shopping here in town, I decided on this. Brand new 2012 XL Raleigh Talus Elite 29. It has a Fox Float fork with a beefier through axle and shimano deore setup...it seems very sweet. I ordered it last week and just picked it up today..as soon as I'm done with this post, I'm going to find some trails that aren't covered in snow!

    I'll let you all know how this does under my tall torso and fairly heavy body.

    Also, ordered size 52 Shimano M087 shoes and it will be my first clipless setup. I have no idea if the shoes will even fit, but again, I'll keep ya posted
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    5'7" 235 down from 275. Airborne Guardian.

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    Hope Canadian Clydsdale

    I weigh 250lbs and am 6'4''. I ride a XL Turner Sultan. I would like to give my bike a break and bring my weight down to 220 lbs for summer. We'll see

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    I am 285 and ride a giant reign.

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    Taller but not Clydesdale

    I am 6'3" and range from 160lbs race weight to a winter strength training weight of 175lbs. the bike is a 29er Rocky Mountain Element 970 RSL size XXL. Very happy with this bike and fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chef7734 View Post
    I am 285 and ride a giant reign.
    Why are u even posting here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpfitness View Post
    Why are u even posting here?

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    Because it was asking how big we are and what we ride. Why are you posting in here and being an ass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chef7734 View Post
    Because it was asking how big we are and what we ride. Why are you posting in here and being an ass?

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    I wasnt being an ass, i never heard of someone who is 160lbs being called a Clydesdale. when i made that post it was from the tapatalk app, apparently it quoted the wrong post! i see that you are 285! the guy posted next to you was the one who is 160-185. sorry bout that!

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    Currently 280 down from 325 a year ago. I ride a Giant Revel 1(2012). Had to replace the rear wheel from being too big. Rad to see a big guy riding a reign. Where do you ride it at?

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    Back into MTB after several years off.

    6'4" 280ish

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    Quote Originally Posted by LinemanOnaMTB View Post
    Back into MTB after several years off.

    6'4" 280ish

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    Bike pics to follow once temp rises above 15*

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpfitness View Post
    I wasnt being an ass, i never heard of someone who is 160lbs being called a Clydesdale. when i made that post it was from the tapatalk app, apparently it quoted the wrong post! i see that you are 285! the guy posted next to you was the one who is 160-185. sorry bout that!

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    No problem. It was a mistake and i agree with the 160 comment. I use tapatalk also and my apologies.

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    follows thread with interest then feels the need to Google 'tapatalk' - I'd never heard of it but then, I own a button phone.

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    Cannondale killer v 500
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    Getting back on after 6 years
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    About 6'1" @ 7am and 5'11" by 7pm..285lbs all day. No bike yet, but will be Scalpel 3 lefty 29er or the Trigger 2 29er if I can get it made to a lefty. And find a LBS that has one...

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    6'4" 255lbs

    Airborne Hobgoblin

    coming from a Dean titanium and a 15 year hiatus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sdm74 View Post
    Cannondale killer v 500
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    Thomson stem
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    6'2" 255
    Getting back on after 6 years
    Should I fix er up or buy new full suspension?
    As I see now I would need a new wheel set and elastomers for the forks. Can't start a new thread yet so I am posting this question here.

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    6'2" Devilishly Handsome 238 lbs Down from 316

    The Whips:
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    Salsa El Mariachi SS XL 34(Qring) 18-20 rear cog (Surly)
    Cannondale Super 6 60CM Rival setup
    Diamond Back Beach Cruiser with Stand Up paddle board set up... Try to ride this in the wind. I thought I could fly.
    Anyone remember the days when Signatures were called Taglines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woehlckabout View Post
    Currently 280 down from 325 a year ago. I ride a Giant Revel 1(2012). Had to replace the rear wheel from being too big. Rad to see a big guy riding a reign. Where do you ride it at?
    Right now I am riding around the Killeen Texas area, but wanting to move somewhere green with mountains.

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    I am 6' 4" 280lb, I cracked my Gary Fisher Wahoo frame, and my brother let me have his mothballed GT Outpost Trail Bike, I am moving my nice components over; for instance my Thud Buster by Cane Creek, and upgraded Shimano deore Hollowtech cranks with 46 tooth chain ring. I also just purchased my first set of Nokian Hakkapeliitta W240 studded tires so I can ride in the snow and ice.

    No such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes, and tires!

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    New Clydesdale

    6'4" 260 lbs, Just bought a GT Karakoran 2.0. Makes me feel like a kid again to be back on the pedals. Pretty competitive, wife is wondering how long before I am airlifted. Hopefully by a crash and not that my heart explodes.

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    210 and im 5ft 8". Riding a fuel ex and loving it. Doin my first clyd race next saturday. Im not a fat heavy guy though lol, i just love lifting steel

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    5'11" @ 220. I Ride a Giant Reign X0.
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    hi posted here before i am stuck at 230lb for a while now any way my new steed

    sc nomad c one ride so far
    old one was sb-66
    about the wight it's hard now to get time to go ride with new baby and all that ,, not that i complaining love evrey minute of it
    have a great week all
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    I am 7' tall and weigh 250lbs. I am currently looking for a bike that will fit me, but right now i am riding some ancient no-suspension 21" specialized bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by That Tall Freak View Post
    I am 7' tall and weigh 250lbs. I am currently looking for a bike that will fit me, but right now i am riding some ancient no-suspension 21" specialized bike.
    I've never sized a bike for someone so tall. My guess is that you're looking at a custom built frame.


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    Or a Surly Ogre 24" frame with a longer than average seatpost, steerer tube and stem. Maybe even consider a layback seatpost. Still not an ideal fit, but much better than an ancient 21" bike. Much stronger as well.

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