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 M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, and 4XL for riders from 5’9″ 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. The Steer can also be converted to a hybrid for those looking for more of a recreational bike. Click here to see details.
Available Sizes: M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL
The Steer – 29+ Mountain Bike for Big Guys
|Component List for Clydesdale Steer 29 Plus.
|Standard Package||Upgrade options|
|Rear Derailleur||Sram NX Eagle||Sram GX Eagle 1×12 speed|
|Cassette||Sram NX Eagle 11/50t||Sram GX Eagle 10/52|
|Crankset||Clydesdale Custom Length||Clydesdale Custom Length|
|Chainring||Sram Cold Forged Direct Mount Chainring 32t||Sram Cold Forged Direct Mount Chainring 32t|
|Bottom Bracket||Praxis T47/30mm||Praxis T47/30mm|
|Fork||Marzocchi Bomber Z2 120-140mm||Rock Shox Lyrik or Pike Select 29er (120mm, 130mm, 140mm, or 150mm)|
|Hubs||Clydesdale Boost 32h||Clydesdale Boost 32h|
|Rims||Sun Single SD42 or Velocity Dually||Sun Single SD42 or Velocity Dually|
|Spokes/Nipples||Double Butted 14/15 w/DT brass pro lock nipple||Double Butted 14/15 w/DT brass pro lock nipples|
|Tires||Maxxis Rekon 29×2.8″||Maxxis Rekon 29×2.8″|
|Brakes||Magura MT Thirty 4-piston Hydraulic disc brakes||Magura MT5 4-piston Hydraulic disc brakes|
|Rotors||Magura HC 203mm front/180mm rear||Magura HC 203mm front/180mm rear|
|Handlebar||Protaper Riser bar||Protaper Riser bar|
|Stem||Aluminum stem custom length/angle to fit rider||Aluminum stem custom length/angle to fit rider|
|Seatpost||Thomson Elite 30.9mmx410mm (dropper post optional)||Thomson Elite 30.9mmx410mm (dropper post optional)|
|Saddle||MSW Hustle 148mm or 158mm||SQLab 6OX|
|** Specific Components may be subject to change based on availability and bike fit parameters
** Upgrades to Sram Eagle AXS electronic shifting or Shimano components available upon request.
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
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.
When it comes to the best types of materials for bike frames, we have several options. However, we always recommend titanium because it has numerous benefits over materials like aluminum, steel, and carbon fiber. Check out some of the perks of choosing a titanium bike frame for your custom build, including:
- Half the weight of steel
- Supports larger diameter tubing
- Offers more strength and fatigue resistance for smaller tubing
- Provides more efficient power transfer
- Ensures a compliant ride with minimal road buzz and bumps
- Corrosion-free material that you can paint or leave bare
- Never fatigues if you don’t reach the fatigue limit
- Can flex twice as much as steel and three times as far as aluminum
- No risk of catastrophic failures from notch damage
Our titanium frames are designed to last you for your entire life – if not longer. Choose a titanium frame that’s specially fit for your dimensions to discover the best ride of your life.
ORDER A BIKE
Excited about your new bike? You can place an order by paying a partial deposit, paying in full, or applying for financing using the appropriate buttons below. If you don’t know which size you need, please use the bike fit button to submit your measurements, 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 via phone or contact form.
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.