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    Salsa el mariachi for Clyde rider?

    My buddy is hard on bikes, breaking stuff, etc. Any Clyde riders out there on an el mar? He's about 240lb, looking to ride fully loaded with bike packing gear. We're looking to build one up with a thru axle too keep things rock solid but those stays look a bit thin.

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    I've got an earlier El mar. The frame is not light by any means. The only thing I wouldn't run is a rigid fork at your buddy's weight.

    occasional cyclist

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    Re: Salsa el mariachi for Clyde rider?

    I am 245lbs before gear, and I just picked up El Mar 3. I have no problems with it, but I tend to be easy on my bikes though.

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    I'm 6'6" 240 lbs and have been riding one of the blue El Mars (forget year number), running as a single speed and a suspension fork for the last two years. The frame hasn't given me any issues (Wish I could say the same for my Rock Shox Reba), aside from the alternator loosening up once or twice when I forgot to tighten all the bolts. It's a great bike, and definitely my first choice if I can get by on a single gear.

    Of course, I am not bike packing or hucking off of 6' drops either.

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