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I have posted previously about EBBs for big guys and at least based on the feedback received at that time, it sounded like that in general, an EBB is gonna be just fine for a big boy. having said that, my friend is potentially able to get a Rig for a killer price and I figured I would ask again, but this time specific to the Rig's EBB and/or frame in general. Also, seems like the components are gonna be reasonably ok for a big boy as well......any words of wisdom appreciated.

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like a tank

yo the rig has one of the most solid ebb's i've seen around, works like a old quill type stem lock. if you choose to you can really torque it tight for a big boy. also the wheels are pretty tuff but then again i weight in at 150#s. also being a heavier rider you will dig the oversize bar and stem combo. i love my puple bike!

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Review of EBB feedback

FoShizzle said:
I have posted previously about EBBs for big guys and at least based on the feedback received at that time, it sounded like that in general, an EBB is gonna be just fine for a big boy. having said that, my friend is potentially able to get a Rig for a killer price and I figured I would ask again, but this time specific to the Rig's EBB and/or frame in general. Also, seems like the components are gonna be reasonably ok for a big boy as well......any words of wisdom appreciated.

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It's really a non-issue. EBB's creak and slip when pedaling torque translates into too much EBB torque. The EBB torque depends on the position of the EBB ( sine(angle).. ). You could have a lousy EBB and not have a problem with slipping or creaking.

The good news is that if your friend has a problem with the EBB, changing the gears or adding a half-link can fix the problem (by forcing a new EBB position).

What is the EBB position on a Rig with factory gearing? (Best for demos? :D )
 

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FoShizzle-
The Rig should be fine for your weight. I have heard that the wheels get a little flexy past 220lbs, but that's a feel issue. I have not heard any issues with wheels breaking.

Pacman,
The EBB position at the factory is set at the bottom slightly to the rear. I rotate the BB to the upper postion on bikes under 20. This provides an about 1" higher BB spindle. Just a bit more clearance. The 20" and 22" seem to have higher clearance. IMAO of course. I run my personal bike as high as I can. I hate pedal strikes!
 

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good so far

I'm a 210# mini-clyde on a Rig. no issues with the wheels. haven't even had to true them once in 6 months. freehub is getting a little gritty, so I'll have to try cleaning that out. BB/EBB creaked but once I got the crappy BB replaced, no more issues. I'm sold on 29ers and starting to like the SS aspect as well.
 

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At that weight, I bet your friend will notice a lot of flex in the wheels. Unless GF has changed the Rig wheels are 28-spoke bontrager models and pretty flexy.

I picked up a pair of Rig wheels in the classifieds for my franken-29er Surly 1x1 this summer. When I got my Waltworks, I also had Walt build me up some new wheels. BIG difference in flex between the Rig wheels and my new wheels and I am much lighter than your friend (I go around 180 lbs in gear).

The good news is that your friend could probably sell the Rig wheels pretty easily and use the $$$ to fund a pair of Clyde-ready 29er wheels.
 

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bikecop said:
I'm a 210# mini-clyde
I like this! :) Could that be (yet another) racing category: SSers, Clydes, and SSing mini-clydes? If this is the case I think I'd either be a micro-Clyde or a Maxi-regular. ;)
 
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