Questions tagged [tall]

Any questions relating to riders of greater-than-average length/height.

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Can I use a lay back post on a Schwinn Meridian 26" tricycle?

I just purchased a 26" Schwinn Meridian trike. I am 6'3" and am wondering if I can use a set back or lay back seat post in order to get a little more leg extension. Are there any ...
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6'5 330 pd rider. Need Commuter bike ideas [closed]

I am 6'5 (195cm) weight fluctuates between 300-330 lbs (136-150 kg) Looking for commuter bike for Nashville. Hilly terrain. Budget 300-900 US dollars. Any suggestions?
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Can you adapt a 16" bike frame for a 6'2" person with a longer stem?

I am riding a bike which is not well fit to my body. I believe it has a 16" frame and I have to awkwardly hunch my back to hold the handlebars. Is it standard to get a longer and higher stem for ...
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Identifying features of a mountain bike specific to a tall and heavy rider?

I recently found some local bike trails that have everything from flat gravel to dirt bike jumps. I'm looking for a bike that can hold me through off road biking. I don't plan on doing any jumps or ...
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MTB size for a tall guy

I'm out looking for a new full suspension XC bike. I've had an Epic 3-4 years ago. I've had a little break until now. Normally I would choose a size XL any day, but I've seen some pro's sizing down. ...
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Which measurements are most important to consider for tall men?

I am 6'8" and 255lbs so my figure is a bit between Kevin Durant (not as skinny) and Lebron (in shape but not as muscly). For smaller bikes such as what you would find in Wal-mart, I frequently see ...
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How to stabilise the bicycle seatpost and saddle when it is all the way up?

It is a standard column bicycle seat and I realised maybe I should have it raised to top (I can still stand the bicycle up using my toes) but the saddle rocks as there is no column to stop it moving ...
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Adult vs kid's bicycle for a tall kid?

My daughter is 11 years old. She is growing fast and for her age, she is quite tall (154cm). Her bicycle is too small for her now so I'd like to get her a new one. The question is: should I look for ...
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Road bikes for tall guys

I'm looking to find out about any beginner road bikes for tall, and somewhat larger guys. I am currently 6'8" and 305lbs. Been losing weight a lot, so I plan to be somewhere between 250 to 265 ...
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19 inch frame MTB Issues for a guy standing 6 feet 3 inches tall

maybe a noob question. I bought a 19 inch frame Hardtail MTB. I mostly ride for fitness and leisure. Have done some commutes as well. I faced some issues while riding long. I started having pains in ...
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Tall rider - good cockpit/body position for downhill

I have been riding mountain bikes since a long time, and I am riding only downhill/bikeparks since 2009. I've had several bikes, but I've never been in a real comfortable position when riding (or if I ...
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Am I too tall to bother modifying my old trek?

I bought an old Trek 500 series road bike a couple months ago and have put love and parts into it but it's just too damn small for me (I'm 6'4"). All the post adjustments are at their safest limits. ...
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Best long distance padded shorts for tall man [closed]

sorry if this has been asked million times already... I need an padded shorts that actually work for making my but stand 150km+ (around 95 miles) a day without hurting as hell after 2 days of riding. ...
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Which clothing brands are most suitable for very tall men?

I always have issues finding cycling clothing that fits my body shape. I am 196cm / 6ft 5in of (reasonably) slim build (but certainly not skinny). When buying a jersey that is XL they often fit me ...
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Tall man's bike - which manufacturers?

So, I'm 6'8". I have a 36" inseam, and wear a dress shirt with a 37" sleeve. I'm 220 lbs. Is there a chart anywhere online showing bicycle geometry across brands, with data on 64cm-or-larger road ...
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When is a bike frame considered too tall?

I'm currently riding a road bike that feels too short for me. I use it to commute 17 miles per day. I recently went to a bike shop, and they told me that your ideal frame height is to stand over the ...
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Starter Road Bike for Tall Man [closed]

I'm a marathoner that is interested in mixing in some duathlons and triathlons, but I am having trouble finding a starter bike (< $1500) made for a tall man. I am 6'6". Any brands and models that ...
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