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    How many Clyde's out there riding 26er FS bikes??????

    Just curious if all you big boys jumping to 29er FS bikes or sticking to 26ers! 6'1 228lbs here and shopping around for new bike and the list is growing and growing. Eye balling Trek Fuel ex 8 or 7 right now

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    6'2 185-190 still racing a Turner Flux......splits time with my Satori.

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    Do the two 26rs i broke last year before buying my 29 count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    Do the two 26rs i broke last year before buying my 29 count?
    That sucks The 29 wheels are nice but kinda missing the 26er feel! Hopefully i can demo couple FS bikes this weekend. My 29er HT is a beast on my local trails but always wondered how FS bikes feel like. Riding for 13 years and all HT bikes. 38 years old now and looking to smooth out the ride like everyone says it does.

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    6'0" and around 215. Riding a Fuel EX 9 and I love this bike. Works good for me buy I'm not launching it off of anything. Just XC for me.

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    Re: How many Clyde's out there riding 26er FS bikes??????

    6'2 200 lbs. Riding my 2011 Norco Range for two years. I had a FS 29r for a few weeks about six months ago. Not entirely my style.

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    26er here. 6 1 205 like to rip the backcountry

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    What is the clyde weight cut-off point?

    I'm 5-10, 210#, and I've always ridden a 26er FS.

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    6'1" and 200lbs ridding a Turner 5 Spot.
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    6'0 approx. 215lbs still riding 2 26ers, a Jamis Dakar XLT 05' and a KHS XCT 09', both 5" bikes with full air suspension. Oh Yeah, a Devinci Olle 2008 for Mountain Creak Bike Park, Full coil, Boxxer R2C2 and Vivid R2C.

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    6'4" 240lbs checking in. I still ride my 26er.

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    6' 1.5" - 250 lbs here. I still ride my '97 GT LTS-1 full suspension.
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    That's good to hear! Eyeballing Trek Fuel Ex 8 or Stumpy for next season.....need to start saving because wife would clip my nuts if i drop close to 3k on new bike right now. I'll have to dangle couple coach purses and necklace to sweeten the deal

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    I am currently 6'1" and weighing in at 260 and ride an Ibis Mojo HD. I've been a bigger guy (even at my "lighter" weight at 215-220) riding 26" FS bikes for many years. I've owned a Jamis Dakar, Santa Cruz Heckler, Yeti ASX and a Nomad prior to the Mojo (not including the DH bikes).

    The Fuel and the Stumpy are both great bikes. I'm sure you would be happy with either one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JREinMN View Post
    I am currently 6'1" and weighing in at 260 and ride an Ibis Mojo HD. I've been a bigger guy (even at my "lighter" weight at 215-220) riding 26" FS bikes for many years. I've owned a Jamis Dakar, Santa Cruz Heckler, Yeti ASX and a Nomad prior to the Mojo (not including the DH bikes).

    The Fuel and the Stumpy are both great bikes. I'm sure you would be happy with either one.
    Awesome! Thanks for all your input everyone....i might even look into some 650b bikes but that's a whole different thread lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bokchoicowboy View Post
    6' 1.5" - 250 lbs here. I still ride my '97 GT LTS-1 full suspension.
    ^ one of the two bikes i broke last year =P
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    6'2 245 lbs. Just got a GT Zaskar Carbon 100 Pro - 26er. Climbs like a goat and rips down singletrack great!
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    5'11" 230 and rocking the Rush. deployed now, but was hitting all the trails here on the front range, from mild to wild!
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    Re: How many Clyde's out there riding 26er FS bikes??????

    5'10 280 riding a giant reign. Loosing weight though.

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    6'0 200lbs. All 26ers - '99 Titus Quasimoto - frame broke twice; 2004 Turner Burner broke frame twice too. 2010 Turner 5 Spot - don't seem to be able to break it...

    I think the key for heavier guys is a more overbuilt frame for the travel (sounds obvious now I write it).

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    I've been 220+ and riding a 26" fs since 2004. Haven't had any problems, and I'm loving my Enduro.
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    220 on a Santa Cruz Heckler. Pretty much the perfect full suspension ride for a clyde.
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    245 on a 2010 Ventana El Ciclon................44 YO...............love it. The riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    220 on a Santa Cruz Heckler. Pretty much the perfect full suspension ride for a clyde.
    Yeah that bike looks sick and wouldn't mind getting my hands on it! I like the Trek Fuel bikes too but the SC bikes look sexy

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    I just got rid of my 2011 enduro, I loved that thing, it was a great FS 26er. Im 6'2 220, down from 240 around xmas time.
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