starting at $4850
Bike Designed for Big Guys
If you’re looking for a bike that’s an absolute workhorse, The Draft is the bicycle for you. Designed as an all-around gravel road bike for riders of any size, you can take it on or off road. Whether you need something for the commute to work, fitness riding, long distance road cycling, gravel riding and racing, or touring across the country, this is one of the best possible bikes for big guys. The Draft is an XXL cyclocross bike, a gravel bike, as well as a road bike. We built it to be super versatile for multiple types of riding.
The Draft comes in set frame sizes, from Medium to 4XL, and we customize the components on the bike for you. We will adjust crank length, handlebars, stem, saddle, and wheels based on your measurements and weight. Please submit your measurements and we can help figure out which bike is right for you and how to customize it for the perfect fit.
Available Sizes: M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL
The Draft – Gravel Bike
The Draft comes with specialized components to provide a smoother, more comfortable ride as well as powerful performance, including:
- Titanium Frame
- Zinn Duro Carbon Fork
- Proportional length cranks
- 2×11 Speed Components
- Hydraulic Disc Brakes
- Handbuilt, Bomb-Proof Wheels
- Pro-Lock Nipples
- 36 Double Butted Spokes
- Optional lighter weight wheels for riders under 240lbs
Shimano 105 drivetrain and shifters
Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brakes
Custom length crankset
Zinn Duro carbon fork
Clydesdale 36h hubs
Velocity Chukker Rims with DT Swiss competition spokes
2×11 speed gearing and STI levers
Superb braking power and control
Based on leg length and rider preferences
45mm tire clearance
Rated for up to a 450lb rider
Custom laced in-house for maximum durability
Handmade titanium frame
T47 threaded bottom bracket shell
44mm internal diameter headtube
31.6mm seatpost diameter
45mm tire clearance
Rear rack and fender mounts
Flat mount disc brake tabs
Built for riders up to 450lbs/204kg
Compatible with all cranks on the market
Compatible with all tapered forks
34.9mm outside ST diameter for seatpost clamp and front derailleur clamp
43mm tire clearance with fender
Compatible with most racks and fenders
200mm max rotor size
If you are unsure of what size you need, please submit your measurements and we will help you figure out which bike is best for you.
There are many more factors to building a big and tall bike than most people understand. It is not as simple as just scaling up a “normal” sized frame and calling it good. When you do that, several things happen to the bike. First, the stretched out tubes become less stiff, which results in high speed frame shimmy. This is a scary by-product of a poorly designed bike. Second, the added material makes the bike heavier, especially if the builder tries to solve problem number one with just using bigger heavier tubes. Third, without a fork with a long enough steering tube, the handlebars will be far too low for the tall cyclist causing discomfort in the back, neck, wrists, and arms. Fourth, building a bike for a tall rider with average length cranks will make the rider feel like he’s pedaling a kids bike while sitting up very high. Lennard has developed great frame design concepts to address and solve all of these issues and more, which are all fully applied in the designs of Clydesdale Bikes. A Clydesdale bike designed by Lennard Zinn will be stiff and strong, while remaining lightweight. It will never shimmy at high speeds, and all of the components, including cranks and handlebars, will be proportional to the rider. Fit, performance, comfort, and durability will all be superior on a Lennard Zinn designed bike than a big and tall bike from any other designer out there. We guarantee it.
This truly is a bike for big guys, as it’s available in sizes Medium through 4XL. We can accommodate riders up to 7’2″ tall and 450 lbs! In order to ensure you get the most out of your bike, we carefully engineered the proportions of the frame instead of just scaling it up. You get extra-wide handlebars for broad shoulders, proportional length cranks for better pedaling efficiency, and custom wheels built in our Boulder, CO shop.
We love titanium for our XXXL bike frames, in addition to every other size. Titanium is half the weight of steel and just as strong. Our designers know that larger diameter tubing built with titanium provides more stiffness and strength, better fatigue resistance, and increased power transfer than other metals. It also has amazing compliance and ensures a comfortable ride over all types of terrain. Unlike steel or aluminum, titanium can never corrode, but you can also paint it for a unique look.
In addition to using premium titanium for our frames and top-quality materials for all our other components, we also use spoke tension meters, wheel building stands, and high-tech spoke wrenches when building wheels on this bike for big guys.
Order Your Bike Today
Excited about ordering a new XXL cyclocross bike? We’re excited to work with you! Place your order with a partial deposit, full payment, or apply for financing below! If you’re ready to order, but you aren’t sure about the size, explore our fitting guide or schedule a consultation so our team can build the best bike for you. Have questions about our bikes for big guys? Reach out online today!
Photos by Jivan West
Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have about Clydesdale Bicycles. If you don’t see the type of bike you are looking for, email us and let us know what types of bikes you would like to see in the Clydesdale line up. We will be adding new models every year until we are covering every corner of the big and tall bicycle market.