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ducnut 08-13-2012 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by zippy (Post 19349700)
any of you gigantors have experience or know anybody with one of these ?

http://www.khsbicycles.com/05_flite_747_12.htm


have a friend 6'4" that is looking at them.

My MTB partner is same height and 250-265lbs (seasonal).

After a bunch of research, I got him onto this. He had a budget, wanted SRAM Apex, and wanted the ability to run larger tires for gravel roads. It's close in TT length, but, much shorter HT length than the KHS. I setup his bike with a 125 degree stem.

Personally, I think the KHS is a bit expensive. The absolute max tire size is going to be ~28mm (depending on brake caliper clearance, maybe 30mm), which means 120psi and a harsh ride (steel will take off some of the edge). Big guys need larger tire sizes (more volume), to support their weight. The component spec of that bike is nothing special to warrant the price [other than the 200mm crankset and unusual geometry (extra-tall HT)]. XL MTBs don't have extra-long cranksets, so IDK how important that really is for the average rider. My friend has never commented on the feeling of needing anything longer than 175mm. It appears Zinn's site no longer exists, but, it had quite a bit of commentary regarding large bikes.

For that kind of money, I'd look at a Surly Disc Trucker ($1375) or Long Haul Trucker ($1275). They're just a bit shorter in the HT length (Surly steerers come uncut for adding stem spacers), same TT length. They'll easily handle his weight and have the frame strength to resist twist in the larger size. They take tire sizes over 40mm and have complete eyelets. They're steel frame and curved fork, which will ride nice. The Surly Cross-Check would be another to look at.

LoJack 08-13-2012 11:35 AM

http://www.rivbike.com/

Kinda pricey (or not depending) but they are great bikes, fit big tires, and the A. Homer Hilson comes in a 71cm frame:eek1

zippy 08-13-2012 12:55 PM

thanks all. Will forward info.

He also looked at Trek (madonne) and Specialized (Roubaix) .


zinncycles.com is still up and operational


yeah many many articles on crank arm length.

thanks again.

ducnut 08-13-2012 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by zippy (Post 19351065)
zinncycles.com is still up and operational

I double-checked and the link I was picking on wasn't to his homepage, but, a product page. Doh!

pierce 08-13-2012 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by moodfart (Post 19349161)
I cracked these pedals riding rocky trails on my Reign. I would not recommend them... i'll try to get a picture.

what did yo get to replace them?

I noticed, btw, the DMR has a cheaper version with loose bearings that are lubable instead of the sealed bearings of the $150-ish Vaults previously recommended, i might look into those. I don't mind having to clean/adjust bearings every few years if needed (heck, I have some KKT loose bearing pedals on one of my bikes that are 30+ years old and still are fine, I think I greased them twice). This isn't for mountain biking, anyways, just cruising around town.

HOT DAMN! 08-13-2012 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by pierce (Post 19346084)
good size for a large/wide foot? my walking shoes that I like to ride in are 12EE...

I'm a size 12 as well and these pedals offer a large planted platform (about 4" x 4"). They are a hair smaller than the vaults, same Cr-Mo spindles, sealed bearings, and lighter, for half the price.

My wife has some pricey Nukeproof Ti's on her MTB and you wouldn't know the difference. They're 6g lighter. :lol3

http://hotdamn.smugmug.com/BICYCLES/.../L/J8DYT-L.jpg

http://hotdamn.smugmug.com/BICYCLES/.../L/L2uz3-L.jpg

HOT DAMN! 08-13-2012 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by pierce (Post 19351294)
the sealed bearings of the $150-ish Vaults

$90 HERE if you can do white or silver.

pierce 08-13-2012 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by HOT DAMN! (Post 19351804)
$90 HERE if you can do white or silver.

I saw that, but the cranks and all other accessories on the bike are black, the bike is dark blue, I'd rather do black pedal. I'm leaning towards the truvatives or those wellgo now.

YakSpout 08-13-2012 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by zippy (Post 19351065)
thanks all. Will forward info.

He also looked at Trek (madonne) and Specialized (Roubaix) .


zinncycles.com is still up and operational


yeah many many articles on crank arm length.

thanks again.

I'm 6'4", 226lb and I'm on a Specialized Roubaix in XXL. That's roughly a 61cm frame. It fits like a glove, but I'm slightly long in the legs compared to some folks my height. I can't imagine riding a 65cm frame. That seems huge, but I guess I'd have to throw a leg over it. :dunno

HOT DAMN! 08-13-2012 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by pierce (Post 19351903)
I'm leaning towards...

:lol3

HERE is a marathon thread on platforms if you'de wish to make it a bit more difficult.

NikonsAndVStroms 08-13-2012 03:40 PM

I definitely need some new bars/saddle ASAP. But I'm loving this bike way too much.

pierce 08-13-2012 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by NikonsAndVStroms (Post 19352331)
I definitely need some new bars/saddle ASAP. But I'm loving this bike way too much.

errr, loving WHAT bike ?!?

dougfromindy 08-13-2012 06:34 PM

bicycling shoes with a wide toe box? 13/ euro 48
 
I have a 48 euro foot , wide in width.
I am having some trouble finding an SPD shimano shoe with a wider width and a wider toe box. Its for a road bike but just after something comfy , could be a MTB shoe as well, decent price, don't need anything high end at all.
Can any of you nerds recommend something? Thanks

NikonsAndVStroms 08-13-2012 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by pierce (Post 19352473)
errr, loving WHAT bike ?!?

The gimp cycle:

http://jbeckphotography.smugmug.com/...-9CFC2jM-L.jpg

pierce 08-13-2012 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by dougfromindy (Post 19353888)
I have a 48 euro foot , wide in width.
I am having some trouble finding an SPD shimano shoe with a wider width and a wider toe box. Its for a road bike but just after something comfy , could be a MTB shoe as well, decent price, don't need anything high end at all.
Can any of you nerds recommend something? Thanks

i've been curious if the Keen SPD sandals are any good. probably more suited to casual hybrid bike riding than proper road biking but ya never know.


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