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So I have a weight loss goal for the year. If I reach it, I want to buy a new bike. I will not be a small guy (6'4" and still over 250 if I reach my goal) and I will never be a small guy. I ride a carbon framed XC bike now (Trek STP200). I want to have a real FS for my next bike to compliment my STP. I cringe at the light weight XC bikes because of my size. Is something like a Remedy (or Spec Enduro) just absurd to have in North Texas (see: no big hills) just to have a more sturdy bike?

:madman: for something that is months away, I spend too much time thinking about it.... :madman:
 

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Full suspension is only an advantage if you have rough terrain like rocks and roots. It doesn't matter if you have big hills, small hills or no hills. Your best bet is to try and demo a couple bikes and decide for yourself if it is overkill.
 

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I'm in North Texas too Knight, and there are plenty of Remedy worthy trails around here. Hell, I don't going to Cleburne without 2.3s. I have a buddy that frequently rides a Remedy when he wants a super-squishy ride.

You may wait until later this year (or maybe it's next year, can't remember) when Trek releases the long-travel 29er full-squishy.
 

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It isn't a matter of worthy trails for me, really.... it is more about having a bike that is less twitchy to inspire more confidence and is more comfortable to ride... I "grew up" riding Cedar Hill SP not knowing that it was considered a hard trail around here... my goal is to be able to ride out there once again since it is the closest trail to me... right now, I would end up walking most of the trail :(
 

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Of course, looking at the weight restrictions on bikes, I may be swayed away from Treks... I am currently at 320 and have my goal to be at 280...Trek lists weights to 250 on their shock info... I love Treks and have always ridden a Trek brand, but I am a fat ass now and want something that can handle my fat ass while I make it less fat... :lol:
 

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Weight restriction on the trek full suspension bikes is 300 pounds. It's on their site, that should be plenty for you. I'm 6'2" and 303 and have been riding a fuel EX 9 for the last several years no problem.
 
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I live in Fort Worth..My Enduro is overkill for most stuff around here except Dinosaur Valley/Cleburne State Park...I use a Fuel EX8 for most of the ridding I do except North Shore and Cedar Hill State Park..then I use a carbon hard tail...my Enduro sits usually in the garage and sees little action these days..the EX line of bikes are great bikes..a lot has to do with ridding style I imagine as well..
 

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if you think the xc bikes are alil flimsy for ya the enduro is a great option. its a beefed up version.

the 2010 enduro is a sweet bike it can be set up a number of ways. personally i set up mine more for am/dh stuff. (wide bars, single ring, heavy platform pedals, coil shock) so it has a few more lb's on it. but i still ride it on long xc ride as well as chairlift runs at the dh park.

its just as good for xc as the next bike, and really comes alive with it is pointed down.
 

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TXTony said:
I live in Fort Worth..My Enduro is overkill for most stuff around here except Dinosaur Valley/Cleburne State Park...I use a Fuel EX8 for most of the ridding I do except North Shore and Cedar Hill State Park..then I use a carbon hard tail...my Enduro sits usually in the garage and sees little action these days..the EX line of bikes are great bikes..a lot has to do with ridding style I imagine as well..
Very valuable info right there... :) That tells me I should keep my eyes down on more XC type of rigs for sure then... that is cool since I can get more bike for less money :) I remember my first trip to Dino Valley... we did the trail backward (accidently) and came to an uphill that I thought they had to be kidding (we could BARELY walk up it is was so steep).... then I found out it was suppose to be a DOWNhill...

Thank you for the input... local trail knowledge and multiple bike knowledge... :)
 

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Weight restriction on the trek full suspension bikes is 300 pounds. It's on their site, that should be plenty for you. I'm 6'2" and 303 and have been riding a fuel EX 9 for the last several years no problem.
I had been looking... their guides for setting the bikes up only go to 250... opposed to Specialized's site that goes to 280... I just assumed this was the limit. ;) Good to know it is more, but I still have to meet my goal first... my STP is a great bike, I just really want a new toy. :D
 

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Knight, i'm in the same situation but I think if you go with either the Fuel Ex or the Remedy you will be fine. I'm personally going with the Remedy just because you can use it for XC or ripping downhill.

If you compare the geometry of the Remedy and the Enduro, they are pretty different. It looks like the Enduro is geared for more downhill/all mounatin than it would be XC/all mountain. Where as the Remedy is more XC/All mountain. Everything I have read about the Remedy says the bike can be used XC or ripping it downhill.

I'd say get the Remedy, through the front down to 120 for the most North Texas trails and you'll love it.
 

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MM: Why I "haven't" considered a 29... they are new and I just haven't put my hands on one and ridden it. By "new" I mean that the last time I was into biking and bought a new bike, well, my 2001 STP was the current year (I bought it new). At that time, 29ers were just coming out and had about as much popularity as riding a unicycle off road. :) It isn't that I have considered one (I have, the Rumblefish to be exact), I just haven't touched it yet.

It is sort of like buying a car... don't go test drive a car until you can actually BUY it..... if you like it you can end up doing things that you shouldn't. Maybe if I get the promotion at work being worked on, maybe then I will go test ride some bike :D
 
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