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    What size should I look for 6'9 245LBS

    A friend of mine is 6-9, 245 and really wants to get a bike. He dosent want to spend much, so I am going to use my ebay and craigslist skills to hunt him down a nice old clydesdaler! I imagine he would need at least a 24 or something. I am thinking an older GT hardtail with middle of the line components LX or deore type stuff. Who else made a good big hardtail that would suit him?
    2012 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO carbon 29 2010 felt solo nine SS, 1994 Zaskar ,1995 GT Pantera, 2001 Hive Ti SS....

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    Well good luck finding something used in that size. The only thing i know of that comes in that size are trek's. Some of there hard tails go that big.

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    The largest size Specialized Rockhopper or Hardrock should be okay. However, the wheels (particularly the spokes) on the cheaper Rockhoppers are crap.

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    So a 24 should work?
    2012 Specialized Stumpjumper EVO carbon 29 2010 felt solo nine SS, 1994 Zaskar ,1995 GT Pantera, 2001 Hive Ti SS....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron horseman
    So a 24 should work?
    23" Specialized. You'll need to check the top tube length, though. The current Spec Rockhoppers have a 26" top tube, which is about the best you'll get off the rack for a 6'9" guy without spending serious cash. The '03 had a 25.25" top tube, which is okay. I don't know in which year they changed the geometry.

    A 29er would be a better fit for a guy that size, but you'll need to look around to find something big enough that's within your budget. Maybe a Redline Monocog?

    Good luck, the options for tall guys are improving but there's still not a lot out there.

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