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  1. #2701
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    Hey everyone.
    Been lurking here for quite sometime.
    My name is Marko but my friends call me Slay.

    280Lbs 5.9

    Little about me I'm from NYC and I'm Clydesdale looking to get back into riding and back in shape.
    Use to ride when I was younger then life happened and was put on hold for a few years and after a bad accident at work put on a bunch of weight.

    Looking forward to getting out riding having fun and getting in shape.

    Was a Cannondale when I was younger but and now the Proud owner of a 2018 Scott Genius 740.




    Looking forward to some great conversations and input from you all.
    Progress reports and pics to come shortly on the Clydesdale Section.


    Peace
    SLAY

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    Roll Call: How bigga boy are ya? What bike do you ride? What I break...!

    I'm 6'0" 230#.

    I have been into mountain bikes for over 25 years now. My weight has fluctuated over the years, but mostly have stayed around the 220# mark. I still have my '94 Fat Chance Wicked Lite that I bought in '98 and it is still fully functional.
    For the past 5 years I have lived in the Middle East, in Muscat, Oman. I ride on rocky, dusty, steep mountain trails. In the past 5 years, I have broken 4 bike frames, a couple hubs, and numerous drivetrains. I tend to stretch chains pretty quick. Quick note in my defense, all 4 frames were technically warranty issues, not crash damage.
    My Fat Chance resides back in the states with my 2013 Cannondale SS 29er. Here I have my 2014 Salsa Horsethief, that I purchased used and fully customized in 2017. I also have a 2017 Santa Cruz Chameleon that I purchased as a D+ model, but have had to customize due to me breaking/ wearing out parts.
    Over the past 25 years of cycling I have found things that work. DT hubs for example, I switch to their hubs after I get fed up with freehub bodies failing on OEM parts.
    i love to travel, and want to ride as many places as I can.
    Any way, Cycling is Life! I will ride till I can't.
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    6'5 275lb bodybuilding background

    Ride a 2015 Charge Cooker 2 29er XL frame

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    6'5" 275lb bodybuilding background

    Riding Charge Cooker 2 29er XL frame

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    6'3" 275

    I used to ride a bit as a teenager. Picked up a 2016 Felt Nine 80 XL a couple years ago and am now trying to get 10+ miles in 3+ times a week. It will need upgrades but for now I just want to get some riding in.


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    6'3" 240 lbs, I ride a Salsa Timberjack SLX on the XL frame.

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    I am that rare clydesdale that also tours. The rear wheel ends up with 165 pounds on it. The frame is a 97 98 or 99 Hardrock that has been sitting in some ones garage for 20 years. The tubes are 4130 and seem to be custom drawn with 37mm down tube 33mm top tube and 1 1/4 seat tube. Notice I flipped the front bars upside down this gives me an additional inch of effective step length. https://flic.kr/p/25gj3Qm
    "Dish is illogical." Spoke of Vulcan.

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    Just got into the bike scene about 2 months ago after having not ridden a bike in about 15 years. I am 6'6" 292lbs at the moment and dropping. Currently riding a 2018 Motobecane Lurch FS 22" (XL) and having a great time with the family.


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    5'10" 226 this am. Normally below 200, but have let myself go. Working on a home remodel and selling it has taken its toll the last 6 months.

    Back on the bike again after a few years of hiatus(lots of running and some roadbiking) Riding an '05 SC Heckler that has seen nearly every part but the handlebar and the seatpost replaced over the years(literally)

    Now running a 1 x 11 drivetrain and custom wheels (Mavic rims/hope hubs). She has a lot of miles on her but still going strong.

    An old and new pic included.
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    6"3 319lbs down 58lbs since last November Im riding a 2017 Specialized Rockhopper
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    5'10", 223.0 this morning... Was 230 a month ago, got back on my roadie as well as Epic MTB. Just bought a Canyon Spectral, as the Epic is a bit twitchy for me. Wanting to get some miles on and weight off!

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    About 318lbs and 5’11”
    I have a Guerrilla Gravity Pedalhead 29r on order which should be here in 4weeks. I spec’d it with beefy components like a Pike fork DT hubs and XT drivetrain.

    Im hoping to get more active and drop some weight. My wife and I are also starting the 2B Mindset eating plan next week.

    Jon

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    6'3" 225 here....down from 250 13 weeks ago

    I'm romp'n round on a XL Santa Cruz Chameleon 27.5+ R

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    Karate Monkey

    Quote Originally Posted by OfDirt4Dirt View Post
    Hi guys, I'm 6'5" and about 450lbs. Just getting started riding again after about 27 years off of a bicycle. I've ridden the streets around the neighborhood but riding roads sucks and I can't wait to get off. I hit some trails a week ago and had a blast! (I knew I would, I'm a dirt junkie). So I went back this week and quickly broke my chain on my unmaintained 21 year old Schwinn Frontier. I'm here now researching what will hold up for me and what I can fit in my relatively small budget.

    I've also been a dirt bike guy for a while racing some MX in my 20s now just trails and fire roads teaching my kids to ride and appreciate the mountains. I know many peddle power folks don't like the moto guys but I've got many friends that do both too.

    Update- 2018 XL Surly Karate Monkey for my new ride- picked it up Saturday
    How are the Karate Monkey and components holding up? We are about the same size and I picked up a Surly Krampus.

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    5'9", and a svelte 250.. down from 295 before Christmas.

    got a Cannondale Raven 800 and a Raleigh Talus 2.0 hard tail.
    Last edited by JLDickmon; 1 Week Ago at 04:28 PM.
    Never laugh at your wife's choices. You are one of them.

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    5' 11" 245, Honzo AL/DL.

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    196cm and 125kg, or 6’5” and 275lb in the old money. Currently been riding a Scott Scale 960, but saving up for something much more suitable for my size

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    6'6 and 310lbs, just bought a YT Capra CF Pro 27.5. My last bike was a 2000 GT Zaskar LE, this is my first MTB since 2005, first full suspension.

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    5'7 218lbs
    19' Stumpy ST Comp Carbon 29er

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    6'7" tall, 240, ride a 23" Fuji bighorn 27.5+

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    Hey any recommendations for a good saddle for a big guy? The SDG that came with my new bike is like riding on the narrow edge of a 2x4. Looking at Ergon, WTB or even thought a Brooks would be nice. Looking for comfort.
    Jon

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    I’m 6’3” 289lbs. I had gastric bypass and started at 517 lbs. when I got to 300 I treated myself to a 2018 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29er with an XL frame in Rocket Red. So I’m a rider in his first year of MTB. I ride that sh*t everywhere and have been hitting trails recently and having a blast. Conquering hills I wouldn’t have even been able to walk up a year ago.

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    That’s awesome great work

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustSomeIdiot View Post
    I’m 6’3” 289lbs. I had gastric bypass and started at 517 lbs. when I got to 300 I treated myself to a 2018 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29er with an XL frame in Rocket Red. So I’m a rider in his first year of MTB. I ride that sh*t everywhere and have been hitting trails recently and having a blast. Conquering hills I wouldn’t have even been able to walk up a year ago.
    That’s awesome! Congrats on the weight loss! I had gastric bypass a year and a half ago and am down to 245 from 400.
    I wouldn't **** you, you're my favorite turd.

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