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    What do the tall ride?

    I am 6'7" and ride a 23" Gary Fisher Mamba with some upgrades. I was just wondering what other tall riders were riding?

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    6'8" and ride XXL (23) Trek Superfly Elite 100 carbon and Specialized Stumpjumper SS.....in process of building up XXL Highball carbon....may add a Fatbike in a few months

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    At 6ft 7in and 265lbs - I am currently riding a 2012 Specialized Camber Comp 29'er XXL - great bike

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    6'4"- Canfield Brothers Yelli Screamy in XL.

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    6'6"/240lbs, XL 2011 Cannondale SL2(9)
    Last edited by Josh_SL2; 08-04-2012 at 01:41 PM.

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    21" GF Mamba im 6'3" 225# rides great for me.

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    6'6" and 210lb I ride a 2010 Salsa El Mar SS in size XL 21"

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    I'm 6'4" and have a 2011 Flash 29er 1, 2010 Flash 29er 2 and a 2009 Caffeine 29er 2. All bikes are size XL.

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    I'm 6' 4" and ride a 2011 Giant Anthem X1 in XL. Love the bike.

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    6`8" 235 and ride a 25 inch Ventana El Capitan (2011). Awesome bike.

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    6'9" & 240lbs RTR
    Previous bike: 25" El Capitan in 5" mode w/120mm fork. Awesome bike
    Current bike: '11 XXL Sultan w/140mm fork. Awesomerer bike

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    6'9" 310lbs
    I just got a Raleigh Talus Sport XL
    I'd been riding a Giant rincon 21.5"

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    6' 7" and 240 lbs.
    Well I have 4 bikes but my XC/freeride bike is a XXL Turner RFX 2008.
    Luv it!!!!

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    6ft8 270 - 23" xxl Cobia - happy...
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    6'8" 235lbs XXL Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29er

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    6'8" 240, a Trek 4500 24" 2009

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    6'4" north of 300lbs, 2012 Spec Carve Expert. Love it. Works great for both road and trails, 65psi on street, 40psi in dirt.

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    2012 XXL Carve Expert

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    6'7" 230lbs XXL Specialized Stumpjumper FSR 29er 2011, upgraded to all X9 components and a command post.

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    I go 6' 6" about 220 lbs

    My stable includes:

    A recently purchased 2011 Trek Hi Fi Pro 29er, 23" size obtained on a smoking clearance sale
    2012 Intense Tracer 2, size XL, 26er
    2008 Iron Horse Sunday DH bike, size XL

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    Seems like 6'4 ish can still get away with regular XL bikes but you folks out there taller than that are seeking out XXL frames or 23 inches.

    I'm 6"4 275 and have a 21 inch Redline Monocog 29er and a 22 Inch Metobecane Fantom Pro 29er.

    I'm happy on both the bikes but can't say iver ever thrown a leg over a XXL or 23"

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    6'6" - 230 and ride a 2011 XXL Specialized FSR Expert 29er. An OUTSTANDING trail bike, but might be a bit more than I need for what I ride these days. At the moment I'm really interested in the XL Jet 9 RDO. That might be a better fit for my riding. And satisfy my newbikeitis at the same time.

    Before the 29er I almost bought a Mojo. Can't see going back to 26" wheels at this point. The Jet looks like a nice substitute!

    There are no Niner dealers anywhwere near me, so it's not likely I'll get to throw a leg over one. Have any of you big guys ridden one? Just wondering about the fit....

    Cheers

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    I have a XL Niner WFO and at a hair under 6'5", the bike fits like a glove. I love it! It's the one bike I've had that I feel like I'm in the bike vs over the bike. And it's so big I'm pretty sure it would fit someone a couple of inches taller than me. Great article on the WFO recently at sicklines too.

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    I'm 6'6 and love my el mariachi. It's set up as a ss with 2' riser bars and bar ends so I can climb out of the saddle in comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgprimo View Post
    6' 7" and 240 lbs.
    Well I have 4 bikes but my XC/freeride bike is a XXL Turner RFX 2008.
    Luv it!!!!
    I'd love to see a pic or your bike.............only because I'm 6'7" 240 and just picked this up
    Master of Nothing, but dammit if I don't try..............

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    7'0', 260 lbs

    New baby is a custom Bicycle Fabrications downhill steel bike, the SWD 216 with 23 seat tube and 27.5 virtual top tube...love it, and only 46 lbs...not too bad for such a beast.

    Kona Coilair 2011 XXL with 22 seat tube and 26 top tube

    Ventana El Cap 25.4 seat tube with 26 top tube

    Cannondale Moto XL for my commuter...(work near a fun singletrack with jumps n stuff)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirsam84 View Post
    7'0', 260 lbs

    New baby is a custom Bicycle Fabrications downhill steel bike, the SWD 216 with 23 seat tube and 27.5 virtual top tube...love it, and only 46 lbs...not too bad for such a beast.

    Kona Coilair 2011 XXL with 22 seat tube and 26 top tube

    Ventana El Cap 25.4 seat tube with 26 top tube

    Cannondale Moto XL for my commuter...(work near a fun singletrack with jumps n stuff)
    love to see pictures!!
    Master of Nothing, but dammit if I don't try..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirsam84 View Post
    7'0', 260 lbs

    New baby is a custom Bicycle Fabrications downhill steel bike, the SWD 216 with 23 seat tube and 27.5 virtual top tube...love it, and only 46 lbs...not too bad for such a beast.

    Kona Coilair 2011 XXL with 22 seat tube and 26 top tube

    Ventana El Cap 25.4 seat tube with 26 top tube

    Cannondale Moto XL for my commuter...(work near a fun singletrack with jumps n stuff)
    How's the Coilair serving you and what kind of riding you do? FR?

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    6' 7 1/2", 220lbs. I ride these:

    2010 Stumpy FSR 29 XXL (23")



    Voodoo Soukri 29er in a 21" frame with lots o' seat post showing



    My latest addition, 2011 CruX in a 61cm

    Sometimes, you need to go fast enough that the trail is a blur to find clarity. -- Wild Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu412 View Post
    6' 7 1/2", 220lbs. I ride these:

    2010 Stumpy FSR 29 XXL (23")



    Voodoo Soukri 29er in a 21" frame with lots o' seat post showing



    My latest addition, 2011 CruX in a 61cm

    I had a 61cm for a bit, never felt right.........my 63cm fits perfect though and I'm your height
    Master of Nothing, but dammit if I don't try..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by digthemlows View Post
    I had a 61cm for a bit, never felt right.........my 63cm fits perfect though and I'm your height
    If it was a road bike, then yes, a 63-64 would likely be a better fit for me. In a cross/commuter, the 61 works nicely.
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    I'd love to try one then..............sometimes commuting on the roadbike is a hassle.......nice bikes!!
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    Just a bit under 6'4" 220lbs riding:

    2012 Niner Air9 XL.
    2010 Knolly Delirium large

    I think I'm on the short end of what is appropriate for the Air9 and on the tall side for the Delirium. I'm very happy on both.
    There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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    Probably would best describe my riding as heavy all mountain...haven't worked up to doing drops higher than 3-4 feet yet, but I am slowly trying to progress to a more DH style. I am mostly using heavier duty bikes cuz I really go through frames quickly...broken 7 frames so far...fortunately all have been under warranty.

    Coilair snapped after 8 months use...broke in two places along the seat tube...they warrantied it pretty quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirsam84 View Post
    Probably would best describe my riding as heavy all mountain...haven't worked up to doing drops higher than 3-4 feet yet, but I am slowly trying to progress to a more DH style. I am mostly using heavier duty bikes cuz I really go through frames quickly...broken 7 frames so far...fortunately all have been under warranty.

    Coilair snapped after 8 months use...broke in two places along the seat tube...they warrantied it pretty quickly.
    Good to hear you got the warranty on Coilair. What kind or cracks were they, got any pictures?

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    Not cracks, but two separate full-thickness tube failures. Our desktop computer is down currently so not really sure how to post pics...unless it can be done from Iphone somehow?

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    Post when you find time... How did it happen? Were you just riding around?

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    The Coilair break happened on a little 1 foot "drop" so I'm sure was cumulative. The ventana front triangle was just pedaling uphill. The two rear triangle cracks were also just riding. The Cannondale moto was manualing down a little decline (got a free carbon frame upgrade on that one after already getting an upgrade from domain to lyrik after blowing out the domain with 3 rides). The two giant Yukon breaks happened on uphills.

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    Im 6'6 190 and ride a Scott Scale XL

    and if I had more posts I could show you a picture....
    Get on your bike and RIDE

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    6'7 and 250, i ride a 23" Trek Superfly AL Elite 29

    Finally a bike that fits me :-)

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    6'5 on XXL tallboy C with 100mm stem

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    6'8, 265 lbs. Specialized 23" RockHopper 29er.

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    6'5", 280, Riding a 2012 Camber 29 XXL

    Specialized did away with the XXL frames for the 2013 line due to lack of sales

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmrdmd View Post
    6'5", 280, Riding a 2012 Camber 29 XXL

    Specialized did away with the XXL frames for the 2013 line due to lack of sales

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    they still list the Stumpjumper FSR's as being available in both XL & XXL for 2012

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    not to mention most of their hard tail line.

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    They still have models left in the 2012 line. That's why I got the 2012 XXL Camber 29 instead of the 2013 but going forward they stopped the XXL sized frames for the 2013 line up.

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    I was looking at the website. It seems that they stopped the XXL in the non carbon Camber but kept it in the carbon frame models. I cannot comment on the rest of the line as I was only interested in the Camber. My Dealer was on the phone with his specialized rep when he said no XXL sizes for 2013. Sorry for the confusion!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmrdmd View Post
    I was looking at the website. It seems that they stopped the XXL in the non carbon Camber but kept it in the carbon frame models. I cannot comment on the rest of the line as I was only interested in the Camber. My Dealer was on the phone with his specialized rep when he said no XXL sizes for 2013. Sorry for the confusion!
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    I'm so confused...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu412 View Post
    I'm so confused...
    Apparently, the Camber models are are only available in XXL in the Carbon Fiber range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmrdmd View Post
    I was looking at the website. It seems that they stopped the XXL in the non carbon Camber but kept it in the carbon frame models. I cannot comment on the rest of the line as I was only interested in the Camber. My Dealer was on the phone with his specialized rep when he said no XXL sizes for 2013. Sorry for the confusion!
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    this is from @IamSpecialized, via twitter: " Hey Lance, we are still making XXL frames for most of our 2013 models, just like last model year. Which were you looking at?"

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