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Big and Tall riders of NSMB, what frames/bikes are you riding?

March 29, 2016, 11:42 p.m.
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At 190cm, my XL Trance (with a 70mm stem since it's my xc bike) fits me very nicely, actually feels quite long. My XL Slayer is way too short for climbing, but oh so great on the way down.

March 30, 2016, 6:59 a.m.
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I'm 6'5" and ride a XL Kona Process 153. One of the longest bikes out there along with the Giant Reign.

Reach on both is about 485mm.

6'6" here also on a process. Albeit a 26er. Gasp. Fits great.

Originally posted by Purecanadianhoney
I don't see how hard it would be to scrape out the head of your cock once in a while.

March 30, 2016, 7:37 a.m.
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Joined: Aug. 7, 2009

6'6" here also on a process. Albeit a 26er. Gasp. Fits great.

Hey hey. Yes. The tough part about an amazing bike: no (need?) excuse to "upgrade".

March 30, 2016, 11:20 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 20, 2010

6'4” on XL Trek Slash. 650b feels right.

March 31, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

Thanks for all the suggestions, I sent a link to this thread to my friend.

March 31, 2016, 11:21 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 31, 2005

At 6'6" the biggest issue your friend will face won't be reach but stack. So many of these bikes have tiny little head tubes despite their long reach and ETT numbers. I wouldn't buy any bike with less than 650mm of stack. I don't like running tons of spacers, high rise stems or super tall bars.

Seat tube lengths can be an issue depending on your inseam but with the new 170mm+ posts from Rock Shox and 9point8 this isn't really a problem anymore.

For a taller rider these new super steep seat angles might actually go too far (if you have really long femurs) and put your knees way too far forward of the BB. But too slack and when your seat is at full height you might end up way too far back. It's a tricky balance.

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

March 31, 2016, 11:39 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 12, 2006

At 6'6" the biggest issue your friend will face won't be reach but stack. So many of these bikes have tiny little head tubes despite their long reach and ETT numbers. I wouldn't buy any bike with less than 650mm of stack. I don't like running tons of spacers, high rise stems or super tall bars.

Seat tube lengths can be an issue depending on your inseam but with the new 170mm+ posts from Rock Shox and 9point8 this isn't really a problem anymore.

For a taller rider these new super steep seat angles might actually go too far (if you have really long femurs) and put your knees way too far forward of the BB. But too slack and when your seat is at full height you might end up way too far back. It's a tricky balance.

XL Yeti has a huge headtube. I call it the tower of power…

April 4, 2016, 7:17 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 18, 2012

Craw has an Evil Wreckoning

no way

You know you went to far when even Tungsten thinks your a Jack Ass.

April 4, 2016, 7:58 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 31, 2005

no way

Way.

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

April 4, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
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Joined: Aug. 4, 2009

Way.

Have you perished from dehydration yet?

April 4, 2016, 10:01 a.m.
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Joined: Jan. 31, 2005

Have you perished from dehydration yet?

I don't like carrying my water on my bike. I think it's a bit odd that people go to so much trouble to lose weight on their bikes then add 1lb of water.

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

April 4, 2016, 10:36 a.m.
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Joined: March 25, 2011

I don't like carrying my water on my bike. I think it's a bit odd that people go to so much trouble to lose weight on their bikes then add 1lb of water.

750g for a big bottle and water actually8)

yay for Spring no more need to drink the runoff on Fromme, water fountain is on!:dizzy:

April 4, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
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I don't like carrying my water on my bike. I think it's a bit odd that people go to so much trouble to lose weight on their bikes then add 1lb of water.

Agree

April 5, 2016, 9:37 p.m.
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Joined: Jan. 14, 2016

Tall guy Reggie Miller riding a Moots.

http://www.outsideonline.com/2064991/reggie-miller-will-drop-you

April 12, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 31, 2006

I'm 6'5" and ride a XL Kona Process 153. One of the longest bikes out there along with the Giant Reign.

Reach on both is about 485mm.

Word of advice on these looooong bikes: run as short of a stem as possible. I'm 6'3", XL Reign, the bike didn't feel right until I put a 30mm stem on (Answer ATAC, 31.8mm bar clamp). Now it feels dialed. 60mm stock stem was wayyy too long, 40mm still handled a little funny, 30mm feels right.

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