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    XL Warden for Clydesdale?

    Been staring at the sale for a bit now - I'm 6'4/34" inseam 245 lbs. curious how the warden is for bigger guys. Ride mostly trails in the northeast for fun, no huge drops. Thanks

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    I'm 6'4", 200 lbs. riding an XL Chilcotin. Set up with 760mm bars and a 50mm stem. I live in the mid Atlantic, so we probably ride similar terrain. The fit is spot on (I could prob use a bit longer stem, but I prefer shorter) and the bike defines the word solid. I believe the warden has a bit longer reach and a few different gel numbers, but I would expect a similar fit if I moved to the Warden. I took a blind leap buying a Knolly, but it's the best decision I made and I anticipate always having a Knolly frame in my stable.

    Take advantage of the sale, it's a phenomenal price. I know the northeast is full of chunk, and the 4x4 suspension is made just for that. Good luck!

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    Same height and inseam, XL sizing is spot on for me. Knolly doesn't use massively blown out hydro-formed tubing, but don't let that fool you! Burly dual row bearings and Ti hardware keep the frames stiff.
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    Not quite that size, but at 6' 2" and 220 lbs, I have been very comfortable on large frames, which is what Knolly recommended for my size on the original V-Tach. I have owned a number of Knollies since and have always worked well on a large frame. Stiffness? Not something that ever crosses my mind with the frames. I have felt problems with forks and cranks, but the lateral stiffness of the frame is something that I look at as a big differentiating factor compared to most other brands.

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    Thanks everybody

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