- any one on here 6ft4" and 19stone riding a 19" hardtail?
got my dad an on-one inbred 29er but its 19" frame size which would proberly be abit too small for him but the thing is.. would having a 19stone rider on a longish seatpost going to put any stress/damage on the post/frame? hes not going to be doing any hardcore riding bar the odd few puddles on hebden bridges canal networks…
cheers tomPosted 8 years agozaskarMember
Even when its all steel? maybe a DH seat post if it's tougher.
Just thinking of the posture-might be uncomfortable if he sits down a lot.
I think the Ti saddles rails would give before the seat post!
Steel frame, good steal seat post and steel cro mo saddle and sorted.Posted 8 years agoratadogSubscriber
Whether I am your dad's clone in other respects I know not, but I am 6ft4" and around 19 stone and happily riding a 19.5 inch Scandal with a Twelfty seatpost and no layback. 90mm stem IIRC. My 456 is 20 inch. I have to say that both are fine for me although the 456 has a thudbuster seatpost which confuses the issue slightly. Doing bridleways, singletrack XC and MTBO on the Scandal with no problems so far ( about 18 months and 800km).
I have to say that in my case the seatpost on the Scandal ain't out that far. However, I know that I have a relatively long torso not just long legs, so my leg length may be less despite the similarity in height.Posted 8 years agoampthillSubscriber
Interesting. This has encouraged me to try some smaller frames again
In my youth I ran a 19" Kona with a seat post just a bit further out han the min insertion for years. I was 6 foot 3 or 4 inches and say 14 stone then. Still the same height but about a stone heavier nowPosted 8 years agorobdobMember
That's my problem. I psyche myself up so much I just can't do it. Used to ride BMX and could jump ok but I just don't seem to be able to stay in control doing it on an MTB so I chicken out.Posted 8 years ago
Seriously thinking about a skills course and Mr Jedi would be 1st choice but it isn't cheap to get you to Yorkshire. :-/BushwackedSubscriber
It is easy once you understand what has to be done (I.e. How easy it is technically) – my challenge is being confident enough in my head that I can do it.
Jedi has shown me that most skills such as clearing those drops are actually quite straight forward
Big grins all round today!! 🙂Posted 8 years agoken_shieldsMember
I'm 6'4" and about 18 stone and ride a 19" 5 Spot, 20" Sanderson Soloist and have had over the years a 20" Inbred, 19" Planet X Compo, 19" Dialled Morning Glory, 20" Sanderson Life and a 20" Voodoo Bizango. All required a lot of seatpost (some with layback, some without) but all worked fine and all rode great.
I've never gone for the XL (21") size because I prefer a smaller frame and also don't like the gate like appearance of the bigger sizes.
I'd go for the smaller on as larger frames can feel a bit unwieldy to the novicePosted 8 years ago
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