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Old 08-13-2012, 08:22 AM   #24886
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If it's saddle pain that bugs you when it comes to going longer, I just wrote a piece on my blog about that today...

Now if it's the legs and/or lungs, you just gotta keep working at it.


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oh no is not saddle pain at all .... after two hours i gvot tgo do other things.

in fact most of my riding is commando on unpadded short.



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Old 08-13-2012, 08:33 AM   #24887
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so the sun ringle zuzu BMX pin pedals I'd put on my last hybrid are in fact bent and damaged from the car crash that destroyed pretty much every other part of the bike.




does anyone have a favorite brand of BMX pin pedals for my new hybrid? I like pedals that spin freely, and aren't too heavy, and of course, aren't too expensive (say, under $50 for a pair online...)

I cracked these pedals riding rocky trails on my Reign. I would not recommend them... i'll try to get a picture.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:45 AM   #24888
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hey tall folks

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.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:26 AM   #24889
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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.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:35 AM   #24890
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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
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:55 PM   #24891
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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.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:17 PM   #24892
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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!
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:25 PM   #24893
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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.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:28 PM   #24894
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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.



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Old 08-13-2012, 02:32 PM   #24895
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the sealed bearings of the $150-ish Vaults
$90 HERE if you can do white or silver.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:45 PM   #24896
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$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.
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:47 PM   #24897
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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.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:29 PM   #24898
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I'm leaning towards...


HERE is a marathon thread on platforms if you'de wish to make it a bit more difficult.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:40 PM   #24899
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I definitely need some new bars/saddle ASAP. But I'm loving this bike way too much.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:58 PM   #24900
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I definitely need some new bars/saddle ASAP. But I'm loving this bike way too much.
errr, loving WHAT bike ?!?
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