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    Indestructable dh bike for a clyde.

    Hi guys
    i have asked this on the clydesdale forum, but got not too many replies.
    300lb rider looking for a pretty unbreakable dh/fr type bike.

    any idea's?
    thanks

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    maybe find an older Knolly V-tach??
    they are heavy and waaaay overbuilt

    built more towards a freeride bike but i'm sure it would go ok on a DH?

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    Are you talking frame or entire bike?

    I'm 250lb naked, so with gear a bit more and I find wheels and good brakes are the problem, not a frame or forks lasting.

    As for frames I currently ride a Pivot Phoenix and its holding up well, but if you're worried about breaking frames look for a manufacturer with a crash replacement warranty or excellent reputation for service. The main thing that scares me now days is people want 'light' DH bikes, iId rather buy one thats going to last and have a heavy frame / bike.

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    Ventana El Cuervo, Strong as funk.

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    Demo 9.... my buddy has one and its a tank...

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    This man is correct!

    Quote Originally Posted by ryan_daugherty View Post
    Ventana El Cuervo, Strong as funk.
    The El Cuervo would probably be my first choice of dh bike regardless of strength, it is the quintessential dh bike, so being very sturdy is just another bonus.

    I'm 245 lbs if that'll add any credibility to my suggestion
    I like bikes.

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    Probably the Santa Cruz V-10 carbon. It just won't break. Watch this video:
    Santa Cruz Bicycles - Test Lab - Pinkbike

    This one too of Peaty smashing his against a wall.
    Steve Peat's crash - Lisboa Down Town 2010 - YouTube
    "It looks flexy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gticlay View Post
    Probably the Santa Cruz V-10 carbon. It just won't break. Watch this video:
    Santa Cruz Bicycles - Test Lab - Pinkbike

    This one too of Peaty smashing his against a wall.
    Steve Peat's crash - Lisboa Down Town 2010 - YouTube
    WOW! Looks like that settled it ....lol. Wish it wasn't so expensive

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    The old Sinister R9's are a beast of a bike, ride great, and I've only ever seen a few broken. You can probably find them pretty cheep now too.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.

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    Nicolai M-pire thermonuclear proof..

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    Cove Shocker....holding up to gnarly abuse for years! I'm on my original frame from 2009 and riding some of the rockiest trails in the USA weekly. She holds up to the beast's!

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    Another vote for a Cove STD or Shocker....they are great Clyde bikes.

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    1st gen Rocky Flatline:

    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    The internet sounds like a tough place to ride.

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    +1 for cove. I ride a cove peeler and you aint every gonna break that thing!
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    i posted my iron horse sgs team dh in the clydes section its burly as hell has 165mm wide rear end and a 100mm bombproof team dh BB with race face atlas cranks. Wide for a big guy. They dont make them this solid anymore because they dont need to most riders are light. But this is a perfect clydes bike ive just moved on to a VP free.

    youre not going to break it and its not bad on the wallet.

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    2012 Canfield Brothers

    2012 Canfield Jedi - DH/FR
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    2012 Canfield One - DH/FR/AM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Cliffy View Post
    1st gen Rocky Flatline:

    Absolutely this! Summit used these as rentals at Whistler and raved about the durability.

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