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Stiffest alloy frames for heavy and fast riders?

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Stiffest alloy frames for heavy and fast riders?
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Posted: Jun 18, 2019 at 16:00 Quote
I bought a 2019 Reign SX this year, and it’s an awesome performing bike, but as a 220lb rider I really feel some flex in the bike. Specifically in the linkage and rear end, and it’s more than I want in my next bike.

I had a Sentinel last year, and also noticed all the 2018 and up Transition alloy frames feel much stiffer (and heavier, but i dont care about that). My Commencals and my Scotts in the past have felt much stiffer as well.

I noticed last year, that my Glory felt flexy as well, and that’s why I sold that bike. This leads me to believe I should just stay away from Giant if I want the stiffest, beefiest frame. Good bikes, but the lighter weight frames feel soft to me as a heavier rider.

What are some other Alloy enduro frames I should look into if I want the stiffest feeling?

Posted: Jun 18, 2019 at 16:19 Quote
Giant frames are thin, you got that right. My Canfield frame makes Giant frames look like children’s toys.

Posted: Jun 18, 2019 at 16:29 Quote
I'm 240lbs and i've been torturing my Foes Mixer for a while now. Still feels solid!

Posted: Jun 18, 2019 at 18:33 Quote
i'm only 200lbs but my nomad c feels rock solid, idk if the alloy has similar feel? should i think...

Posted: Jun 19, 2019 at 9:24 Quote
At 145 lbs I thought the reign felt flexy also...
Trek is known to be very stiff.

Posted: Jun 19, 2019 at 17:48 Quote
The Santa Cruz's I've ridden seemed to be very stiff. And every time I check out the Remedy and Slash, I'm blown away by their alloy frame quality. I'm probably going to go with SC, Scott, or Trek on my next bike. The frame quality is always so nice on them that it's worth paying a little more for, for me at least.

Posted: Jun 19, 2019 at 19:06 Quote
My last bike was a Remedy 8 and it was a super solid bike. Now on a Megatower and agree the frame quality of both brands seems pretty damn good.

Posted: Jun 19, 2019 at 20:18 Quote
Sounds like you might be a good candidate for a Knolly.

Posted: Jun 20, 2019 at 8:25 Quote
Karpiel Armegeddon
Unbreakable, a tad heavy and hard to pedal.. Eek

Posted: Jun 20, 2019 at 8:50 Quote
YT Jeffsy feels awesome and i weight between 215-235

Posted: Jun 20, 2019 at 11:01 Quote
Have you looked into a Devinci Spartan? They are built tough and stiff.

Posted: Jun 20, 2019 at 22:58 Quote
There are so many option I guess, maybe the better question is which companies should I stay away from.

I am very interested in Knolly bikes. Are their frames super stiff and beefy?

Posted: Jun 21, 2019 at 6:46 Quote
I’m 6’1” 250 lbs, came from a trance that flexed and am running a Devinci Troy now. Night and day difference in the flex. The Troy is incredibly stiff

Posted: Jun 21, 2019 at 10:05 Quote
I'm 250 before gearing up. I have a 19 Stumpjumper and 18 Process 153. Dont feel any flex with either.

Posted: Jun 22, 2019 at 11:57 Quote
At 6'1. 240 trail/mountain what would you suggest? Interested in a dpx2 and a 34-36 or lyrik something to that nature. Hopefully... lol

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