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    Skinny tires are for little fellas

    I'm 6'4" 225lbs and here's my Rocky Mountain Blizzard with 4.7" Bulldozers (which are awesome).

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    Fat bikes - more work on the up, more fun on the down.

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    Fun to look at the old pages. The new bikes look so much better. Not just in a fashion sense, but simply in proportion and function.

    Think of the trends of the last 10 years:
    Wider tires:
    10 years ago, 2.0 was a decent width, 1.9 was common for XC.Now standard tires are all 2.3, and plus tires and fat tires are all over the place.
    Reinforced casings. 10 years ago, all you get in a tougher casing was DH.
    Through axles.
    Wider hubs.
    More powerful and more heat resistant brakes.
    Bigger wheels, 26 was all, now the smallest is 650b, 26fat and 29er are also common.
    Wider rims, to prevent tire squirm.
    Wider bars, 10 years ago 680 was normal, now 800 is common
    Longer reach.

    It's like all the trends of the last 10 years have been moving to create better bikes for bigger riders. The average riders seem to to well by it too, but I think the big riders have benefited even more.

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    Did 12 miles today on the bike pushing to 20. 62 miles total on the bike pushing towards 100

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    Some Autumn sun today, so took the Talbot out

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    Hi,

    6'5"(195cm), 180 lbs (81kg), 37" inseam.

    MTB is a 2017 Trek Fuel Ex 9, 23" size.

    In the pic it has a plus front wheel, still waiting for the plus rear wheel to come back in stock.
    Running a 170mm crank despite my long legs, to keep pedal strikes reasonable.
    Planning to increase fork travel to 140mm to raise the front a bit more too.
    780mm wide, 20mm rise Syntace Vector carbon bar. Currently has 'bar-ins' on for some long rides.
    Stock 50mm stem.
    150mm Reverb III
    200mm front rotor, stock 170 rear.
    28t oval chainring.

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    Changing bikes

    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    10+ years and 94 pages of responses. Great thread Ncj01!
    It's also fun to see how the bikes have changed over time. Looking back at the old posts, a lot of those bikes look horribly out of proportion.

    I am sure that they didn't do it for the outliers in the market, but the trends and developments in bike design have really benefited bigger riders.

    Think of the following trends that are all beneficial to us:

    • Longer reach
    • Stronger parts
    • Wider handlebars
    • Bigger wheels (29er, 27.5, fatbike, plus)
    • Wider rims
    • Through axles
    • Reinforced tire casings
    • Wider tires

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    Roll Call:  How bigga boy are ya? What bike do you ride?-dsc_0012.jpg

    New Clyde member here. Current MTB is an old Fuji frame I found but upgraded with SRAM Guide brakes, XTR shifters, Recon fork, and a XT 2x11 drive train. Some parts taken from other hard tails I had. 6'3 265 now have been up to 330 in my old shot-putter days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tjaard View Post
    It's also fun to see how the bikes have changed over time. Looking back at the old posts, a lot of those bikes look horribly out of proportion.

    I am sure that they didn't do it for the outliers in the market, but the trends and developments in bike design have really benefited bigger riders.

    Think of the following trends that are all beneficial to us:

    • Longer reach
    • Stronger parts
    • Wider handlebars
    • Bigger wheels (29er, 27.5, fatbike, plus)
    • Wider rims
    • Through axles
    • Reinforced tire casings
    • Wider tires
    That is right, proportions are getting better and ever better now that.... there is 32" and 36" wheels... check out my new project here!
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    Hi guys,

    6'5 tall and 230ish lbs at the moment. 9months into parenthood giving me very little me time Just got myself a 2nd hand Trek Stache that I bought from a long time member here. Waiting for my first trip out..

    2013 Trek Stache XXL custom build.

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    I'm new to the forum, I'm 6'7 tall and 580lbs and I don't have a bike at the moment cause I can't find one that will take my weight.
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    Hello all. First post for me on mtbr.com.

    6'9" 235 lb

    I ride a 2017 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Comp 23" (XXL). I also have a 2011 Specialized Rockhopper 23" that was my first bike, but I haven't ridden it in a while. I kinda miss the hardtail for some of the places I ride, but that Rockhopper isn't tough enough for me. I am hoping to see some XXL 29+ hardtails with boost hubs come up in the coming years.

    I think I would do better with a larger frame than 23" and with longer cranks, but my wife already flipped out about me spending $3K.

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    No pic, but I am glad to see this forum (and this 12-year old post!). I'm 5'11" and around 270#. I'm also 42 and think I hit the mid-life crisis and am finally motivated to do something. When I road motorcross years ago I was around 180# and I'm hoping to get at least close to that.... I bought a MTB because I missed motocross and I'm hoping this is almost as fun but a whole lot easier on the body! It's been a while since I've had the wind knocked out of me!

    I looked at some of the YouTube videos and I got hooked on the ski slope downhill stuff, that looks so much fun, reminds me of the YZ (yes I was a Yamaha guy!). Been two weeks in, around 100 miles on the bike. I hope to be able to do more, but now I'm riding around 11mph pace and an hour whips me. Is that normal? On some trails the road bikes fly by me like I'm standing still. I've hit a few mph more pushing but can't do that for even a mile. Anyway, I ride a 2017 Trek Marlin 6. Hope to get down to a good weight in a year and buy a FS bike and take me a trip out of flat Florida!

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    Ooops posted in the wrong area

    Well 240lbs 44yo and my bike are in my sig. Need to get back to where I was about 2 years ago.

    Here is a pic of my main ride. '13 Stumpjumper FSR Elite 29er, far from stock

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    51y/o, 260lb's... this is my main ride and race whip.

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    6-1ish here, weigh around 250 ready to hit the trails. I like the feel, and I as a big boy, seems more solid, but "steel is real" all way. I never broken a frame, of any material, but why chance it. Someone asked me being so big, is the weight of steel just not that, more weight? I said, I'm already slower then you despite my legs being stronger then yours, but when we leave here, I'll drink my beer faster then you, one or two pounds won't change any of that.

    I ride a Niner SIR9 1x10, full XT, Fox 32 fork
    Second I ride a fully rigid Salsa Ala Carte with full XTR 950 with a forged RaceFace crank.

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    6'6" 255lbs. 60 yr old. Mainly a road rider, but have three off road bikes. Two Treks and a Mongoose FatTire for the occasional foray into deep snow.

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    5'11'' and 210 lbs. That's down from 265 a few years ago.

    Have a small fleet of bikes. Spesh full squish Epic, Stumpy hardtail 29er, C'Dale alloy road bike, and a couple of cross bikes to keep me rolling in muddy races.

    Love riding and even more love racing. At 210 lbs I am rarely a threat to the podium but that's not the point. Just love the adrenaline and getting out and knocking around the dirt with good friends.

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    6'3" 200lbs down from 263lbs. I ride a Kona Honzo st XL full custom build.Roll Call:  How bigga boy are ya? What bike do you ride?-img_0644.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLDFATUGLY View Post
    6'3" 200lbs down from 263lbs. I ride a Kona Honzo st XL full custom build.Click image for larger version. 

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    Nice. I have a Honzo Steel that I've built up for light trail/kicking around on - mind telling me what frame bag that is? I've been kicking one around...I'm on a L so no guarantees on fit but would love to see a side view.

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    I'd like to know as well. Hard to find one for my Atroz Comp

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    6'4" 340 pounds... Specialized Hardrock 29er Disc Breaks MLO Sun Tour Fork... have lost 10 pounds first two weeks riding and counting calories... Avg 10 Miles per day 11mph, 50 miles per week.

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    6' 4" 330.... Had back surgery 2 weeks ago so the pounds are slowly adding on as i recover but neurosurgeon gave me the go ahead today to start riding for short periods. Current bike is nothing special. 2013 Electra Classic beach cruiser. Went to my LBS today and got some Black Ops BMX bars to make it easier to stand and pedal because its so hilly up here in Whatcom county. Will be watching this forum as I will be looking at getting a new HT once im all healed up.

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    6'4, 280-ish

    Riding an 09 XL SC Nomad on the dirt and a 60cm Merckx EMX-3 on the road. Getting some new wheels for the Merckx, so will post pictures once they're on.

    The road thing is still pretty new to me, but I love it. Still a bit snowy/slushy/Ivey out here in Calgary, but I'm very much looking forward to this season.

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    6'5" and about 360. Building an ice cream truck to play with.

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    Roll Call:  How bigga boy are ya? What bike do you ride?-tallboy2.jpg

    My current rig. 2017 TallboyC 27+. Also have a Butcher setup as 650b.
    Lost a bunch of weight.. Gained it back.. On a mission to go back down again.
    Currently at 284. Happy trails to all the big boys out here doing there thing.

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    Been awile and I am starting over ... Trek mamba is my ride 29 incher ... Starting weight 358 ... Trying to regain my breathing first ... wish me luck ...

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    230lb's @181cm

    My new whip...



    Nukeproof Scout 290 Comp

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    I'm 5'6" rolling in at 225#. My current steed is a white NINER SIR9 set up single speed.

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    6'4 205 down from 240 1.5 years ago. Riding salsa Timberjack XL. Setting up for Bikepacking. Bags are hand made by myself. Have some learning to do to make better quality!
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    Happy to see I'm not the only "BIG BOY" out there....6'2" and a smidge...34" inseem....Feb. '16 I clocked in at 295lbs...and the doc' mentioned tha Diabeetus word...scared the crap out me..after walking and mindful eating, the Missus and my girls brought me home a Hardrock Disc 29er. I have always loved cycling but gave it up for career and family...I'm happy to report I'm currently @227 and riding 50+ miles a week...on the road mostly...soon as I hit 2 bills I'm promised a much better rig...a new stumpy FSR is total moto.

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    Hi all! New clyde here, 6'7" and about 380. Main bike is a Civilan Luddite. I like single speeds for some dumb reason. I just bought my 4th last week...
    This be my main squeeze!
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    Great great forum. After years riding and feeling alone on my height/weight category someone just mentioned the word "Clydesdales" and googling it, found you guys!!!

    Had no idea there was a group for us, not-so-small people.

    Anyway, 6ft2, 295lb at the moment, riding a Cannondale Trail 2, down from 360lb.
    Working to go back to my original weight of 220lb, the leanest I've ever been back in the day of military service!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkk View Post
    Great great forum. After years riding and feeling alone on my height/weight category someone just mentioned the word "Clydesdales" and googling it, found you guys!!!

    Had no idea there was a group for us, not-so-small people.

    Anyway, 6ft2, 295lb at the moment, riding a Cannondale Trail 2, down from 360lb.
    Working to go back to my original weight of 220lb, the leanest I've ever been back in the day of military service!
    Your stats are like mine, except I am 5'10" I was 200 in the service got up to 425. I am currently 325. I had dropped under 300 before last fall but slid a bit.

    I just picked up a Specialized Rockhopper.
    2016 Specialized Rockhopper Sport
    2015 Specialized AWOL Comp

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    6'2" 300lbs

    Just got into cycling and am looking at a first round goal of 250.

    Picked up a 2017 Scott Aspect 940 about 3 weeks ago, done a couple of upgrades(seat, pedals, phone holder, and lights to replace the reflectors) and I'm enjoying it every chance I get!



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    Quote Originally Posted by sniperf350 View Post
    6'2" 300lbs

    Just got into cycling and am looking at a first round goal of 250.

    Picked up a 2017 Scott Aspect 940 about 3 weeks ago, done a couple of upgrades(seat, pedals, phone holder, and lights to replace the reflectors) and I'm enjoying it every chance I get!



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    6'5" @ 240lbs right now. The heaviest I had been in 10 years :-/

    But here is my mean machine:

    Los Angelino looking to escape the clamor.

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    Had to quit riding for the most part last year after having 3 surgeries and then cracking the talas bone in my ankle deer hunting in november. Still bouncing around between 290-300lbs but I got a new bike last week and have pretty much ridden it everyday (3-5 miles in the woods and one 10 miler on mup trail).

    Pic from a easy day out with my son riding whatever he wanted to ride at the local bike park. These trees didn't used to be this close together. Bike is a 2014 Trek Fuel ex 8.


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    In a previous life I lived and died cycling did century roadie rides after work 2 times a week and mountain for 20-30 miles Saturday and Sunday I stood at 5'8" 160 pounds. Fast forward 11 years add a wife 2 children a mortgage and 40-50 hours a week at work I was still 5'8" but now 235 pounds. I finally had a moment of clarity after my father nearly had a health scare. In the last year I went from 235 to 191. Eating right (smaller meals, no eating past 7 pm, drink lots of water) and a few day a week in the gym made the difference. My goal is to be sub 180 and to get me there I'm attempting to rekindle my love of cycling. Wish me luck

    Still riding a Titus racer x and a moots vamoots compact.

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    Good luck, mate!! Life is supposed to be lived! Jump on the bike, pedal, take the kids with you on weekends and go for it!!

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    It's been a while, but here is my new ride.

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    6-3" about 240 +/- 10 pounds!
    Riding an XL Santa Cruz 5010C.

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    6'8 and 290 - 2014 Giant Revel 29er Xl




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    5'5" 255, down from 305 on Oct. 1st

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    I'm 6'0" and 290lbs. Just bought a bike yesterday so my journey is just beginning.

    I'm riding a 2017 Rocky Mountain Growler 740

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    Hi all, First post..
    I'm 6'5" and 309. Guess that's going to get me in the club. Hopefully can whittle it down a bit. I haven't ridden in years but gonna give it a whirl. Bought a Moto Fantom ht and gonna see with of us breaks first.

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    6'3" 340 pounds. Looking to get back into mtx, so what bike is recommended. I used to ride a 1997 Giant ATX 890, but have had left wrist and lower back surgeries about 14 and 17 years ago. I used to be 205 pounds too, but haven't seen a 2 front of my weight in a number of years. One awesome wife, 2 kids, stressful office job, 10+ hours a day, and waist line was last on my mind, apparently!

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    51 years old, 6'-5" 320lbs. First day on a bike in 12 years, 2017 21.5 Trek Stache 5. Hope to get back down to the 250 - 260 range.

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    What other bikes did you look at before deciding on the Trek. The Trek Stache 5 is now on my list too!

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    I was looking at Fat Tires but decided a 29" would be better. I was looking at the Santa Cruz line but decided to go with Trek. I was more interested inn the Stache 7 and went to check out a big expo sale a local store has here every year. They didn't have the 7 in an XL frame and the 5 was on sale for $1399 and an XL was on the floor. It also included a voucher for $100 of accessories. Got the bike, tire pump, shock pump, pedals, and bottle cages all for $1399.

    So far very happy!

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    I recently upgraded from a 2013 Giant Talon 29er to a 17 Giant Trance Advanced 2. Wasn't sure about the carbon, but man every time I carry it, then my wife's bike it's an amazing difference. I looked for a long time, decided on the 2 due to SRAM/Rockshox being more fat boy friendly. Currently have the sag set to 28% rear, 31% front with no tokens as of yet. Still have quite a bit of pressure left before hitting the max.

    I'm 6'4, 300ish (Dropping quickly now that I'm riding again). My wife's Liv Hail laying on the ground..





    Also having tree issues. Clipped that one last night on a blind corner.


    So far to make the bike fit me more, I've switched to a Deity Skyline 787mm bar, 40mm (No name) stem, Deity grips, and a Fabric Titanium Scoop in Shallow.

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    I never knew this forum existed. I am 250#s and know the trials of finding a bike that works. Had a Specialized endure, replaced two sets of wheels before I had a custom set of 819's laced with heavy guage spokes. Problem was I broke hubs, chains, and just seemed to wear out everything real fast. I have since purchased a Giant Anthem, and love it. I don't have as much time to ride now as I used to, but still get out 2-3 times a week in the summer. This bike doesn't seem to be the robust ride I need, but I love it and have logged about 2000 miles on the continental divide trail here in western Montana.

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    5'10", 265#... Niner Air9 carbon, SS and rigid. Niner Air9 alloy, SS and usually rigid however I will run a 120mm MRP Stage sometimes depending on the race/course/trail. My road bike is an '03 Klein Q-Carbon Race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DickyT View Post
    5'5" 255, down from 305 on Oct. 1st

    2000 Trek 4500 with a few upgrades that I have had for 17 years
    2017 Diamondback Atroz Comp - in shipping

    248.2 as of this mornings weigh in on the doctors scale (the one that really counts)

    Weight aside as I have built some muscle too, I am down 3" on hips, 3" on waist, 1.5" on each thigh and .75" on each arm since the quoted post.

    Ride on!

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    5'8", 430ish. Having a new bike built up. 2017 Honzo ST. Setting up with rigid fork and road tires to start to drop some of this baggage. Will post when bike is done.

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    Ride; Kona Honzo ST

    This is a great forum!
    Hopefully this will be done by the end of the week so I can start tracking miles. Waiting on a new rear hub. I'm using a simple computer to start with tracking miles.

    I'm building it up for road use until I drop enough weight to start trail riding.
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