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  1. #2601
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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.

    "Big Bird" - Rocky Mountain Blizzard -50

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    Duplicate
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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

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk

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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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    DirtySixer Bikes, California
    Big 32er & 36er bikes for tall riders
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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.
    Last edited by BiggAussie; 10-28-2016 at 05:50 PM. Reason: Forgot something

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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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