Reply To: Good FS mountain bike for XL aggressive rider?


I weigh 240# and ride a Specialized Enduro SL and I friggin love this bike. I ride it like I stole it with no problems. I take it off small drops too, but nothing too big. My only problem was the stock wheelset was too light and I had to upgrade to a burlier set after taco’ing the front wheel. It came stock with a DT Swiss 4.2 and had ridiculously thin spokes. The wheels held up for a while and may have lasted if I relaced the wheels with heavier spokes like DT Champions. The Enduro comp retails at $3300. The Giant Reign 2 retails for $2150 and is a good value. I know a guy who rides one that weighs more than me and he likes it, but it’s the Reign 0. I don’t know anything about Rocky Mountain bikes. Whatever you get, pay attention to the wheelset…that’s usually a clydesdale’s biggest issue. You want a tough wheelset to be able to ride aggressively at your weight.

Oh BTW, where are you from? Just wondering because of the name.