I'm 6'-1" @ 200lbs w/out gear, rode my MKIII Expert in stock form for 9 months & was not easy on it, rock gardens & jumps were a part of every ride, not one complaint from the poor MK. The only thing I changed was a different riser bar (more rise) & tires (not a fan of the Fire XC's) bars were because the head angle was a bit steeper than my previous bikes. Get the bike, you will not be dissapointed :thumbsup: 9ecrock45 said:I'm a clyde(220, 6ft) but ride mostly in Florida so no drops or anything like that for me. Any parts I should look to upgrade/change due to my weight? And yes I will go familiarize myself with the Clyde section and the others that review/discuss the individual parts on the 2006 MK III Expert.
The 19" may be a little tight in the cockpit for you. At 5-10"/180lbs/72" reach I swapped out the stock Thomson Elite seat post for one with about an 1-1/4" offset. Might just be my riding preference though.ecrock45 said:I'm a clyde(220, 6ft) Any parts I should look to upgrade/change due to my weight? on the 2006 MK III Expert.