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    Clydes on The Following

    I am 6'4", 265 lbs with a 35" inseam and am getting close to ordering up an XL The Following and putting together a custom build. I am still concerned about the seat angle and shock setup. Any larger riders out there who can help out?

    Do you feel the seat angle places your weight too far back on the bike?

    Any tips for setting up the shock? I have been on a coil bike for the last 5 years and am worried about going back to air and the high pressures needed to set sag.

    Thanks for any input you can provide. Cheers.

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    I have a 34.5 inseam on a large and the seat angle is a non issue. I come into the season at about your weight but quickly drop off to the 240-245 lb range. In a nut shell we are way out of the shock tune range on any stock shock and the monarch on the following is no different. I was happy with 4-5 bands in the shock but have just sent mine off to avy. I'd start out with 5 bands in pos chamber and 2 in the neg chamber or get a non debonair can. I want to reiterate the shock on the following is no more limited than any other bike at your weight. It's a killer bike.
    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

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    get a standard can for the monarch. Fixes everything. I didn't notice the SA @ 6'3". I tried using bands on the negative portion of the debon air and it rode like shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdmoondogg View Post
    I am 6'4", 265 lbs with a 35" inseam and am getting close to ordering up an XL The Following and putting together a custom build.
    Yo big dog,

    Word of caution...I'm 6'5 250 and I had reached out to Evil to find out their max frame weights. They didn't have one, but they did say it would be best to "steer me away from the Following as that was their lightest carbon layup."

    I personally was looking at a Wreckoning. Sorry to throw a wrench into your plans, but you might want to consider one of their other models.

    Clyde to clyde

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    Thanks for all your replies! Some good info to talk with Evil about. Appreciate it.

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    From what I've heard, the new Following frame will be stronger.

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