Mountain Biking - Fat Guy on a little bike!!
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08-13-06, 05:29 PM
Looking for a new bike. Like the title says I weight around 215. I'm looking at the Stumpy pro and the Enduro pro. I'm leaning towards the enduro. Good idea???? I have ridden both not on the trail. Not to concerned about the extra weight of the enduro. Also I live in southern AZ, mountain riding is what we do. I'm not that big into the heavy hitting big air downhill stuff but like to air it out every once in awhile. And being this big you can't help but be aggresive on the downhills. Now saying that we do mountain riding which would be better for a bigger rider in the climb??
Also There is a guy selling a enduro expert test bike brown in color is this a real enduro???
08-14-06, 12:43 PM
I cannot answer any of your questions accurately, however i will say these two things. One, climbing is going to be tough reguardless of the bike. It's climbing. And B.) your thread title rules face. Happy Trails!
08-19-06, 09:30 PM
Thanks just trying to be honest. And no one else can help!!!!
215 isn't exactly heavy. It should not really impact your buying decision except for ultra-lights with 200lb limits, but sounds liek thats not what you're looking for.
both are nice bikes, but the enduro could be a bit of a slog on the climbs...it definitley works better when used with gravity
08-21-06, 11:07 AM
The brown test bike is , in fact, a real enduro. If it has the fox 36, and is in relatively good shape, snap it up for a good price.
If I were you I would go with the Enduro. It's relatively light for a "bigger" hit bike, but does XC trails really well. At your size, physics are working against you with the stumpy. Go with the stiffer and burlier construction of the enduro.
I'm 160 and I thought the stumpy could wander a bit at high speed downhill. It just felt really vauge. big fork tubes/suspension pivots/20mm through axle for the win.
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