Steer 2021-01-05T21:50:12+00:00

Cross Country/All Mountain



The Steer 29+ is a mountain bike for big guys. With great geometry for All mountain and Cross Country mountain biking, this 29 plus hardtail mountain bike is the perfect mountain bike for big and tall people. The 29 x 3 inch tires give extra cushion to the ride, great traction, and superior stability and control. The titanium frame is built super tough for big guys and comes in a L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL for riders from 6’3″ to 7’3″. The Steer comes with proportional length cranks for optimal pedaling efficiency, and extra wide handlebars to fit broad shoulders. The wheels are custom built right here at our shop in Boulder, Colorado using our own Clydesdale hubs that are rated for riders up to 450lbs! We build these wheels using 32 DT swiss competition double butted spokes per wheel and DT swiss brass pro-lock nipples to keep your wheels true for many miles. Each wheel is precision built by professional wheelbuilders in our shop using high-tech spoke wrenches, wheel building stands, and spoke tension meters.

Available Sizes: L, XL, 2XL/3XL/4XL

The Steer – 29+ Mountain Bike for Big Guys


Component List for Clydesdale Steer 29 Plus.

 Standard PackageUpgrade options
Rear DerailleurShimano Deore 12 speedSram GX Eagle 1×12 speed
CassetteShimano Deore 10/51 Sram GX Eagle 10/50
CranksetDriveline Custom LengthDriveline Custom Length
ChainringSram Cold Forged Direct Mount Chainring 32tSram Cold Forged Direct Mount Chainring 32t
Bottom BracketWheels MFG T47/30mmWheels MFG T47/30mm
ForkMarzocchi Bomber Z2 120-140mmRock Shox Lyrik or Pike Select 29er (120mm, 130mm, 140mm, or 150mm)
HubsClydesdale Boost 32hClydesdale Boost 32h
RimsStan’s Baron 29+Stan’s Baron 29+
Spokes/NipplesWheelsmith Double Butted 14/15 w/DT brass pro lock nippleWheelsmith Double Butted 14/15 w/DT brass pro lock nipples
TiresBontrager XR2 29×3.0″Bontrager XR2 29×3.0″
BrakesMagura MT5 4-piston Hydraulic disc brakesMagura MT5 4-piston Hydraulic disc brakes
RotorsMagura HC 203mm front/180mm rearMagura HC 203mm front/180mm rear
HandlebarRaceface RespondRaceface Respond
StemRaceface RideRaceface Ride
SeatpostThomson Elite 30.9mmx410mm (dropper post optional)Thomson Elite 30.9mmx410mm (dropper post optional)
SaddleWTB Rocket 150WTB Rocket 150
** Specific Components may be subject to change based on availability.

Handmade titanium frame
T47 threaded bottom bracket shell
44mm internal diameter headtube
30.9mm seatpost diameter
29×3.0″ tire clearance
Boost hub spacing
I/S mount disc brake tabs

Built for riders up to 450lbs/204kg
Compatible with all cranks on the market
Compatible with all tapered forks
Stealth routing for optional dropper post
2.6″ to 3.0″ recommended tire sizes
12x148mm rear through axle/15x110mm front through axle
203mm max rotor size front and rear

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.

all measurements in milimeters and with a 140mm travel fork. Different fork travel options will affect the Stack/Reach, BB height, SO, Head Angle and Seat Angle

Rider HeightFrame Size*Stack/ReachHASATTStemHTSOBB HeightCSCrank LengthHB width
5’10” – 6’1″LASK US6974TBD90ASK USASK USASK US465180785
6’0″ – 6’3″XLASK US6974TBD100ASK USASK USASK US465180 or 190785
6’3″ – 6’7″XXL659/4616974653100163884362465190 or 200800
6’6″ – 6’9″3XL684/4746974673100190927362465200 or 210800
6’9″ – 7’3″4XLASK US6974ASK US130ASK USASK USASK US465210800
* Due to higher bottom bracket design for long cranks, Stack and Reach numbers can not be compared directly with other bikes that are not built for custom length cranks. 

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.


Excited about your new bike? You can place an order for the Clydesdale Draft at or you can email or call us to discuss details or place an order via phone or email. If you don’t know which size you need, please submit your measurements using the link below and we will help figure out which bike is best for you. We are here to answer your questions, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.



Titanium is half the weight of steel, so we can build Clydesdale Bicycle frames with larger diameter tubing with a frame still lighter than steel. Larger diameter tubing provides greater strength and stiffness for greater power transfer, yet still with amazing compliance for a comfortable ride that doesn’t beat up your body over a long trek.

Titanium has enough strength and fatigue resistance to avoid the need for extremely oversized tubes, providing a compliant ride on rough surfaces that smooths out and absorbs road buzz and small bumps. Steel frames, with their smaller tubes, can be almost as compliant, but aren’t quite as comfortable.

Titanium can never corrode, unlike other metals. It can be painted or – unlike steel or aluminum – can be left without paint, powdercoat or plating, so you never need to worry about scratches. Internal cable routing is simple because the insides of the tubes are naturally impervious to rust and corrosion. Unlike aluminum, titanium has a fatigue limit, so as long as the tubing is not stressed beyond this limit or damaged, it will never fatigue. Titanium can also flex three times further than aluminum and twice as far as steel without permanent damage. Carbon fiber is very vulnerable to crash and notch damage, after which it may fail catastrophically. The epoxy matrix also degrades over the years with exposure to the UV in sunlight. A titanium frame can literally last the rest of your life, and longer.

Contact Us

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.

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