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Old 08-19-07, 08:52 PM   #1
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Clydesdales?

What would happen if a guy like me (5' 10", 145lbs.) bought and rode a bike designed for clydesdales. The bike in question is a Kona Hoss, and it looks to me like it would be fine, but is there really any reason for a smaller guy to not buy a clydesdale?
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Old 08-19-07, 09:22 PM   #2
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nope, but it'll probably be heavier than comparable bikes.
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Old 08-19-07, 09:41 PM   #3
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Meh, not really, I think the site said 31 lbs.
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Old 08-20-07, 12:27 PM   #4
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That bike, in 2002 and earlier was actually a freeride HT. Burly and tough, it was a ht build for good sized hits and very rough riding. It would in fact be heavier but there is no reason you can ride one.

Its a pretty good marketting trick really.
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That bike, in 2002 and earlier was actually a freeride HT. Burly and tough, it was a ht build for good sized hits and very rough riding. It would in fact be heavier but there is no reason you can ride one.

Its a pretty good marketting trick really.
I think he meant "can't"

Yeah, to market a freeride HT as simply a tough bike, very nice. Especially when the market is going in the direction of FS freeride bikes. Don't scrap a design, and achieve reputation as a tough bike.
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It would probably buck you right off of it. It has no respect for someone of your size. It will eat you alive.


Ride it and have fun.
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Old 08-20-07, 03:52 PM   #7
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It would probably buck you right off of it. It has no respect for someone of your size. It will eat you alive.


Ride it and have fun.
lol

i don't think they'd let you buy it without a valid clydesdale membership card. actually, i'm not sure you're even supposed to know about it...its considered a clyde wmd.
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