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    Any Clyde's on a Long Haul Trucker?

    I'm thinking of getting a LHT and wondered if anyone here who is a clyde has one and what your thoughts are of it.

    Thank you.

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    The LHT is about as burly and rugged as they come. I'm on the low end of the clyde-scale (200lbs) and I love mine. If you want more off-road capability then look at the Ogre, but if you are looking for a rough and tough bike for road / gravel riding the LHT is great.

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    I'm actual looking at the Disc Trucker.

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    I agree with Holmes. I'm 250(ish) and have had an LHT for years. Great bike. I haven't broke it yet. Its everything you could ever want in a bicycle, except fast. Its not slow, its just not fast. At least, not as fast as my CC. Overall, though, I'd rate the LHT/DT a great bike for clydes, whether you tour or not, since its purpose built to carry heavy loads. Also, the 26" version is especially good as 26" wheels are inherrantly stronger than 700c and allow for wider tires, which is very important for clydes. There aren't really many other choices for a road-oriented bike with 26" wheels, unless you live in the UK and can get a Thorn easily.
    Surly Cross Check: fat tire roadie
    Surly LHT: Kid hauler
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    I'm an older Clyde @ almost 61 years old. I range from 260 during riding season to 275 in the winter months. I ride a 2014 maroon Disc Trucker and can't feel any flex at all in the frame, can't say the same for an alum frame bike. Here's a YouTube vid of my bike. I've added fenders and handlebar bag since this, I'll post pics later.

    20?? Cycle Genius Falcon
    2011 Trek MAMBA 29ER
    2014 Surly Disc Trucker
    2016 Surly Ogre (Blacktacular)

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    Your weak point in pretty much any bike is the wheels. The stock wheels on these bikes are great, but the frame is something you'll never have to really worry about. I'm 235 and I've toured with 60lbs of gear with no problems on Surlys. Now my experience is on Crosschecks, so an LHT would be even better.

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    I to am considered a Clyde and it came down to a LHT disc or Orge/Troll.
    Thought the LHT might be a bit flexy with load so I went with a Troll and love it!
    And I even beat roadies (The slower one's) on the road when I want to have a challenge!
    I love to stick it to them sometimes!!

    But the LHT is a great choice.
    Also I bought what was available the Troll was available in my size so I went for it.

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