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    riders over 200lbs?

    Hey all. I was wondering if i wasnt alone in the 200+lbs riders club? Who else is a part of this? What do you ride?

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    I'm hoping to remove myself from this club by May. 2013 that is. Hit 205 recently and am not happy...
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    A month ago I was at 220...been riding 3-4 times a week but havent found a scale. Riding a 13 Stumpjumper FSR Comp. Probably wont look for a scale for another month. I know Im dropping though. Can feel it and friends and family notice.

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    im 200 on the dot, I also work out a lot during the week to put on some muscle. Been happy with just being 200 and riding. Feel great.


    ill be picking up my new 2013 rock hopper 20er this friday

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    I got up t0 230 in early January and finally got fed up with it (yeah I do feed well..lol).

    Have been doing really good BUT the last 10 days or so have seen a low of 202.5 and a high of 206. Very easy to fall back to eating bad stuff and just plain eating wrong (cakes, lasagna, pizza, 2d helpings....).

    But with 4 long road rides this month (2 of them within the next 3 days), I feel I will be at or below 200 at month's end.

    There is a clyde forum here on MTBR as well...

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    The highest I've been is 252. That was before I started riding again three years ago. My problem is that I tend to pack on "winter weight" in a rather idiotic attempt to stay warm. This year the highest I got was 235, but take into account the fact that I've been weight training for the last year or so. I had a "40th year" physical in February. I was 228 with normal BP. I also started playing ice hockey again in January which has helped to keep the weight, uh, down(?). If I keep to my plan of 1-2x a week on ice (to prep for fall men's league) and keep up with the weights and diet, I hope to break 200 first time since 2000 (182 at my October, 00 wedding).
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    I'm 220 and riding an 06 Kona Coil-air. Works out well. It has been kind of hard to dial in my Fox DHX 5.0 rear shock. The guy I bought the bike from must have been small cause the shock was very soft. But I think I have finally got it figured out. Hoping I can get below 210 by the end of June for my wedding, but we will see

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    Not sure if you've seen this sub-forum: Clydesdales/Tall Riders
    I've been over 200 for some years now. At 6'4" its a bit skinny for my build to go below. I see 205 if I'm riding quite a bit but otherwise float around 215. My two primary bikes (there are others in the quiver) are a Knolly Endorphin and a SpecialEd Roubiax pavement pounder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tripptallica View Post
    im 200 on the dot, I also work out a lot during the week to put on some muscle. Been happy with just being 200 and riding. Feel great.


    ill be picking up my new 2013 rock hopper 20er this friday
    My Rockhopper comp is 2 weeks old, welcome to the club.

    I'm about 210 and coming down. I'm 6' with a decent amount of muscle on me. Would like to hit 185 by the end of the summer

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    Quote Originally Posted by gentimmy View Post
    My Rockhopper comp is 2 weeks old, welcome to the club.

    I'm about 210 and coming down. I'm 6' with a decent amount of muscle on me. Would like to hit 185 by the end of the summer
    how do you like the rockhopper? It is going to be my 1st decent moutian bike. I cant wait to test it out this weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tripptallica View Post
    how do you like the rockhopper? It is going to be my 1st decent moutian bike. I cant wait to test it out this weekend!
    Man, I love the bike... I've been having a blast on it. Have you had the chance to ride one? I won't lie, there are better components out there for the money (Airborne Goblin), but I'm more than happy with it. I plan on slowly upgrading the bike for the next year to get me back into the swing of things, then buying a nice frame next season. Throw the old components back on and I've got a bike to cruise around town on or bring a friend out with.

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    220 on a Rumblefish.

    6'2" and a gym rat for most of my life. At 205 i show abs and people are asking me if im sick. Sub 200 aint happening even if i wanted it.

    Gravity isnt my best friend. I do bad things to bikes, cornering and climbing involve me fighting the laws of physics. I dont use it as an excuse (anymore). Not a climb on any of our rides i cant clean, and any disadvantage i give up is countered when the trail is flat enough to start a big ring grind.

    Happy with weight. Happy with conditioning level. Happy every time i ride.
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    I am also 200lbs+ when I start riding but now there is a dramatic decrease in my weight.

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    Also 200, weekend warrior only at this time with plans on bike commuting and improving the diet in the near future.

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    Warmblood clyde here. Sorta tall at 6'3 but lanky, wont be over 200 next week hehehe

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    Riders come in all shapes, sizes and ages. lots of 200+ riders out there, myself included. I have a long standing goal to get sub 200 but my crappy diet and infrequent exercise schedule doesn't allow it to happen. maybe someday I'll find the discipline to get things right.

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    6'0" 220 here. Down from 317 in 2010. Riding a '12 Stumpjumper FSR Comp 29 and a '12 Kona Entourage for DH. Losing 100 lbs is a major milestone which I intend on hitting in the next week. From there I'm going to try like hell to get down below 200 and settle/begin maintaining somewhere between 195-200.
    I am hell on every bike I sit on. I ride 30-50 miles a week of singletrack (depending on weather) and can wear out a drivetrain in ~6 months no problem. When I was bigger, rear wheels cried for mercy, hubs exploded like it was their job, and there wasn't a saddle rail that could last longer than a month under my big ass lol.

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    Yuppers I'm on a 2013 HardRock Sport 29er 19" at 215lbs 6foot flat...really the only diet change I have had sence I bought my bike in Feb is way less beer. Well I still pound a sixer when I have beer just way less frquient of an event..like not every day :-) now once a week or Fri-Sat beerthirty time...man I'm thirsty! LOL
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    6'4", 255 pounds on a Stumpjumper FSR 29er.

    Got down to 209 once. My girlfriend, now wife said I was too thin.
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    I float around 200-205 now. I ride BMX (street, flatland and park), MTB and cyclocross. Although I hate racing, I race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    I float around 200-205 now. I ride BMX (street, flatland and park), MTB and cyclocross. Although I hate racing, I race.
    Doing my first race this weekend. A duathlon. Trail running and MTB. I suspect I will hate it as well. Nothing about racing sounds fun to me other thant he hanging out and drinking beer part.

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    I'm 235, feel pretty fit, and am never going to get any lighter. Takes too much effort and my girlfriend dates me for my money anyway so it doesn't matter. I ride the usual mountain bikes. My lightest is a 19 pound single-speed Niner One 9 but I am no weight weenie and generally prefer rugged to light.

    I rode a Specialized Enduro as my main bike for the last two years before I upgraded to an FSR Elite six months ago.

    Because I work nights I ride almost every day, usually 10-15 miles with the occasional 20-30 mile epic if I have a day off. I'm not the fastest thing on the trail but then the great thing about mountain biking is that you can suck at it and nobody can tell. I have surprised, on the other hand, many younger, thinner riders going up some of our hills.

    You don't have to be thin to be fit.

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    isn't amazing if we could catch those scrawny little guys we could strangle them with one hand, but i can't catch them. But when i do, they are an easy crush.


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    I'm at 220 and would love to get to 195ish but there's this stuff called beer and I just can't help myself.
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    check out the clydesdale forum. 200lbs is about 40lbs under the minimum. some seriously big boys out there shredding it on MTBs.

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    Yeah 6'3" and 205 here. I'm on an Enduro. I like the extra travel since I'm originally Canadian, which translates to 'not graceful' and I was always hard on lower travel bikes.

    I read about issues with the DHX? I put mine to 250 psi to get the recommended sag. It is okay to put it above 200 psi, can actually go up to 300 (per Fox). You'll probably have to play with the rebound too.

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    I was 205# when I started riding last July. In the past three months I have dropped to 185#. My goal is 180# by the summer.

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    6'4" currently at 213lbs. At the end of the riding season last year I was at 197. Really loving my Niner Rip 9.

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    I hover right around 200 without gear and ride a 23lb ASR5.

    One of my riding buddies weighs in at 260 and can out corner me, go faster on the straights, smoke all our buddies downhill and keep up on the climbs. I don't get it, he looks like he shouldn't even be on a bike until you see him ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey44 View Post
    I hover right around 200 without gear and ride a 23lb ASR5.

    One of my riding buddies weighs in at 260 and can out corner me, go faster on the straights, smoke all our buddies downhill and keep up on the climbs. I don't get it, he looks like he shouldn't even be on a bike until you see him ride.
    You don't need to be thin to be fit. Not that I don't wish I weighed 185 again but it would be practically impossible to get down to that now. Not advocating obesity but I'm stocky, eat crap, but have perfect cholesterol and blood pressure and I "maxed out" my screening exercise stress test last year. My friend who is a cardiology PA told me to "get the **** out."

    More important to not smoke and exercise than to overtly try to lose weight for most people.

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    There are "tons" of us lol...

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    5' 9" and 310lbs on an Giant XTC. I hope to be down to 250 by the end of year!

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    Props to the folks here with weight loss goals, go for it.

    I'm 6'1", about 235-240, have been for some years; health numbers are good for someone 20 years younger (I'm 54), but recently, tying my shoes has been uncomfortable, so I'm anxious for the weather to break -- I need some serious rides! There's a layer of belly that needs to melt!

    My beloved Kona Coiler Supreme is ready for the action, too....
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    6'4" 200 lbs. ride a mix of road and mountain about 4 times a week mostly because I love to ride, but i also enjoy the side benefits of better health and being able to eat the foods I enjoy without feeling guilty.

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    hovering around 215, have not been under 200 in over a decade, would love to be back to that weight again, its amazing though 10 years ago at 225 I was solid as I still lifted weight, now, well not so solid

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    6'8" & 255 here, down from 278. Riding a Surly Pugsley most of the time or a Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29er.

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    I have been over 200 lbs for the last 10 of my 20 years riding. There was a high of almost 240 a couple years back, but I've settled back to what I call "the new normal" at 215. Riding everyday doesn't help the fact that I just love to eat good food. haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcyrus16 View Post
    I'm at 220 and would love to get to 195ish but there's this stuff called beer and I just can't help myself.
    You and me both man. I'm 6'2" and about the same weight. I'd love to be 195 but beer is sooooooo good.
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    200, pffft, after a lazy winter I'm sitting at 340 and will be down to around 300 this summer. I ride a Niner RIP 9, Salsa Mukluk, or Gravity G29 Rigid SS. I also have a commuter converted Giant Yukon that I ride to work occasionally. Love to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ailuropoda View Post
    I'm 235, feel pretty fit, and am never going to get any lighter. Takes too much effort and my girlfriend dates me for my money anyway so it doesn't matter. I ride the usual mountain bikes. My lightest is a 19 pound single-speed Niner One 9 but I am no weight weenie and generally prefer rugged to light.

    I rode a Specialized Enduro as my main bike for the last two years before I upgraded to an FSR Elite six months ago.

    Because I work nights I ride almost every day, usually 10-15 miles with the occasional 20-30 mile epic if I have a day off. I'm not the fastest thing on the trail but then the great thing about mountain biking is that you can suck at it and nobody can tell. I have surprised, on the other hand, many younger, thinner riders going up some of our hills.

    You don't have to be thin to be fit.
    This.... I am 240 and feel fit. Probably will never get rid of love handle fat, but I'm ok with it. I can ride, and I am happy with myself and my abilities. 2012 Orbea Alma.

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    I'm around 220 and 5'10". I usually hover around 195 but I was pretty lazy this winter. Riding a Giant Anthem 29er X2.

    Just converted to tubeless. Are any of you guys running tubeless? If so, what psi are you keeping your tires?

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    6'5" @ 270 lbs, 54 years old. Just checked my BP: 117/71, resting heart rate: 56. I registered a 52 a couple days ago. I ride anywhere from 3 to 6 days a week. I'm sure my diet could improve, to say the least, but the past couple summers I have been down near 255 lbs. I would love to get down near 220 to 230 lbs.

    As was mentioned earlier, us bigguns have a forum here. You are most definitely not alone here.

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    Re: riders over 200lbs?

    6'0 230lb down from 370lb riding a 2004 Giant VT1 with S9 and XT components. Upgrade to find Fox 23 shock and Mavic Crossmax tubeless wheels. Spec Purgatory in front Captain in rear Control casings. Solid oldie.

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    205 lbs and 6'3", not much weight to lose though, can maybe 'pinch an inch' at the waist...
    Ride a few bikes, Banshee Prime, Knolly Endorphin, Fatback and a Banshee Legend.

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    6'5'' 240 checking in....I just got my first bike about two and a half weeks ago, and already went down 10 lbs. Not bad considering I love to cook, and drink beer. I do tend to eat very healthy on the week days though.

    I would like to drop 20 more lbs. in the next month or so, but I'm never going to get down too much because of all the muscle I gained lifting hard for a few years. I will say that I just generally feel much better now. On top of the cardio, it's just such an escape to get out and ride for a couple hours. You get to leave all those 'real world' problems behind for a little while. Sometimes I just ride out 10 miles from the edge of the city into the middle of nowhere and stop and look around lol. I hate feeling sluggish all the time, and bad diet and no exercise is the sure fire way to feel like a blob.

    And call me crazy, but I don't think I'm getting sick as much either. I never really caught a lot of bad things, but I have HORRIBLE allergies.......especially around times like these with the seasons changing. I got what I usually get when the weather changes, and it was completely gone in about 5 days. It normally takes a week or two. Placebo effect maybe haha.

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    I'm 6'2" and currently 225, down from 267 2 years ago and riding a RIP9 this year after coming off a SC Nomad. Loving the RIP9 with the 140mm Talas fork. Going to be doing my first 18 Hr endurance race in May too. It feels great to be getting the miles in on the bike again these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerfromco View Post
    I'm 6'2" and currently 225, down from 267 2 years ago and riding a RIP9 this year after coming off a SC Nomad. Loving the RIP9 with the 140mm Talas fork. Going to be doing my first 18 Hr endurance race in May too. It feels great to be getting the miles in on the bike again these days.
    Well...as a noob, I don't know what most of you said means, but nice job on the weight loss. Sounds like you started about 15 lbs under my old mans current specs, and I wish I could get his ass to lose that much weight before he dies of a heart attack.

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    Kind of stoked, I jumped on the scale at work this morning after my ride in. 227 in full riding gear with my camelback on and helmet in my hand. Checked again after taking a shower and it said I was 211 in my skivvies! Shoots! I was 224 in street clothes in February. Damn bike melts it off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerfromco View Post
    I'm 6'2" and currently 225, down from 267 2 years ago and riding a RIP9 this year after coming off a SC Nomad. Loving the RIP9 with the 140mm Talas fork. Going to be doing my first 18 Hr endurance race in May too. It feels great to be getting the miles in on the bike again these days.
    Quote Originally Posted by Treyness View Post
    Well...as a noob, I don't know what most of you said means, but nice job on the weight loss. Sounds like you started about 15 lbs under my old mans current specs, and I wish I could get his ass to lose that much weight before he dies of a heart attack.
    Sorry for the abbreviations...didn't catch the noob status earlier. I bought a new Niner brand R.I.P.9 model full suspension bike this year after 7 or 8 years on my Santa Cruz Nomad full suspension bike. The RIP has the 29" wheels vs 26" on the Nomad and the RIP is about 5 lbs lighter and climbs much much better than my old Nomad. The new bike along with the weight loss has made it a lot more fun to be riding again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treyness View Post
    And call me crazy, but I don't think I'm getting sick as much either. I never really caught a lot of bad things, but I have HORRIBLE allergies.......especially around times like these with the seasons changing. I got what I usually get when the weather changes, and it was completely gone in about 5 days. It normally takes a week or two. Placebo effect maybe haha.
    This is definitely true for me too. I used to have the most horrendous allergies and pollen used to do a number on me. After losing 90+ lbs, I rarely even catch a cold. I still tend to get the flu once every couple years, and it kicks my ass...I haven't found a way around that yet.

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