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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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    6'3" 200lbs on a 2013 Large Foes FXR I just built up. I do also own a 29er hardtail that I bought for commuting when I was in school.

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    I'm 6-3, 210 lbs? I ride an XL Tracer VP. I tried a couple of 29'rs but they didn't work for me. You have to ride a bike before you decide if it's right for you or not. There are way too many people out there that swear by 29'rs so they obviously work for a lot riders. The 5-3 female that we let (Lol) pass us last night on a tight downhill, switch back single track, riding a Specialized 29'r, proves that size does not matter. Don't let anyone tell you what bike is right for you, it's a personal thing.
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    Well most of us learned how to shred on 26ers! Love my 29er HT but i'm going back to my roots and bringing back some fun to my ride...When i ride and out on the trail i'm not thinking about speed I'm out there to get away from all the REAL LIFE crap and just takes all the stress away. Everyone on MTBR has same passion i do and that's awesome.

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    6'2", #210- riding a tracer 27.5 for CX/AM and a 951 for DH. Both are great bikes, but I'm really digging the 27.5. It climbs easy and bombs down the hills.

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    Ended up going with Fuel Ex 7! Got a good deal on it with lots of goodies from the LBS should be getting it soon since they had to order my size....can't wait to hit the trails
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    6'1", 235, and I personally HATE 29ers. Fine for those that like them , SOMEONE has to buy them...I won't. Hate the way they ride and feel.

    Because of my size, and the fact that I like to shred myself when I ride (high intensity, a lactic acid fest if I get over an hour in!), I pretty much HAVE to pick AM bikes. My old Dakar XLT lasted a little over 5 years before frame fatigue set it, and the frame developed a crack. My present Kona is the BEST I've ever ridden, and I'm hoping for longer life from it!

    Being middle-aged (and a little brittle, lol), I don't cop big air; a foot of space under my wheels is big, to me. I sometimes feel a little envy when I see other riders fly high enough to clear my top tube on group rides, but the late-'08 broken collarbone, and the late-'09 cracked ankle give me pause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpedaler View Post
    6'1", 235, and I personally HATE 29ers. Fine for those that like them , SOMEONE has to buy them...I won't. Hate the way they ride and feel.

    Because of my size, and the fact that I like to shred myself when I ride (high intensity, a lactic acid fest if I get over an hour in!), I pretty much HAVE to pick AM bikes. My old Dakar XLT lasted a little over 5 years before frame fatigue set it, and the frame developed a crack. My present Kona is the BEST I've ever ridden, and I'm hoping for longer life from it!

    Being middle-aged (and a little brittle, lol), I don't cop big air; a foot of space under my wheels is big, to me. I sometimes feel a little envy when I see other riders fly high enough to clear my top tube on group rides, but the late-'08 broken collarbone, and the late-'09 cracked ankle give me pause.
    This is my first FS bike and looking forward to tackling some new terrain Been riding 29er HT for the last year and was really missing that old 26er feeling. Just a waiting game right now...3 to 5 days to get it in. Freaking stoked! You're right about bike being only drug without bad side effects lol..so true
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    6'2, 228, and I love my 26" Carbon Stumpy. Not really interested in a 29er, and yes I have tried them. Nothing against them, just prefer a 26" feel.

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

    At 6'5" - 180 lbs, I've been riding a Gary Fischer HI FI Deluxe (pre-29er) for ~4 years now.

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    6'1 215 Just sold my 08 Trance X. Got bit bye the 27.5 bug new Intense Tracer 275 on the way.

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    I'm 6-2 pushing 250lb. Still riding my old, upgraded & rebuilt too many times '98 KHS FXT comp fs. I wish these old alum frames weren't so bombproof! Also have a 10yr old race ready Arc Ti that climbs like a goat, but hate getting beat up on rough stuff. I know I'd blaze on a new 29er, but I'd also be lacking the nimbleness of the 26er.

    And now they hit us with a new line of 650b bikes. Tempted to sell my oldies and jump on a new Bronson. They sure look sweet and are being touted as the best of both worlds. Guess I've got the bug too, but gotta wait for the "hype" meter to stablize first and weed out the field. Geez I hate/love mtn bikes and mtbr!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazerd Hownd View Post
    I'm 6-2 pushing 250lb. Still riding my old, upgraded & rebuilt too many times '98 KHS FXT comp fs. I wish these old alum frames weren't so bombproof! Also have a 10yr old race ready Arc Ti that climbs like a goat, but hate getting beat up on rough stuff. I know I'd blaze on a new 29er, but I'd also be lacking the nimbleness of the 26er.

    And now they hit us with a new line of 650b bikes. Tempted to sell my oldies and jump on a new Bronson. They sure look sweet and are being touted as the best of both worlds. Guess I've got the bug too, but gotta wait for the "hype" meter to stablize first and weed out the field. Geez I hate/love mtn bikes and mtbr!
    Well i have my 29er HT and just picked up my Fuel...i'm sure down the road i wouldn't mind getting on 650b train. Three bikes in the stable already so what's one more lol. Can't wait to jump on my Fuel next week
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    How many Clyde's out there riding 26er FS bikes??????

    Me me me. I'm on a 22" frame giant trance with upgraded suspention pivots. I just had my forks and fox float rebuilt by push industries.

    Absolutly in love with my bike. 29'rs are all nice, I'll keep my paid for giant over a new bike.

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    ^^^^^^
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    6' 6", 225 and riding an Intense Tracer 2, 26'er

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    Can't wait to go shred this weekend....3 day weekend and 2 will be in the saddle Love keeping old threads alive bhahahahaha
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    6'2" 230 with a Trance and a shiny new Reign. I've gone through two HT 29s. Kept going back to the Trance for the fun factor. Just found out that 650b wheels fit on the Reign, so I'll be giving that a try soon...

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    5'11", 200 lbs. Been riding a 26" Giant Trance for eight years and a 26" IF steel hardtail going on 12 years. While I've demo'ed many 29" bikes, none have excited me enough tempt me to spend $3-$5k on a new bike. If it was a blank slate and I was buying one bike, I'd probably go with a 29" hardtail for the type of riding I do most.

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    Not me. This thing is pretty much clyde-proof and pegs my funometer.

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