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    SSCX advice for large man

    I couldn't think of what to call myself. Clydesdale is so boring.

    Anyway, I'm 6' 200lbs (eh 210 now with the beer weight of winter). I have broken my new Kona Unit in the following ways: tore the front chainring off, snapped a spindle, cracked the frame (so now I have an even newer Unit), and just torched an I9 hub in 4 months. Needless to say I'm a big guy and I push hard.

    I want, nay, need a CX bike. What do you folks recommend for a big guy who tears stuff apart?
    Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades.

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    surly cross check

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    Quote Originally Posted by khardrunner14 View Post
    surly cross check
    he meant to say Surly Straggler. very beefy frame, similar to cross check, with disc brakes.

    I'm 6'3" 205 lbs and it is at the top of my list. i plan to buy later this summer.
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