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Tall Guys on Surly Cross Checks(5 posts)

Tall Guys on Surly Cross ChecksHumboldt
May 30, 2003 11:40 PM
I am 6'5.5" tall with a 38 inch inseam. I was wondering if there are any other tall guys out there riding surly cross checks. I am not sure if I would even fit on the 60cm. Thanks.
re: Tall Guys on Surly Cross Checks2farfrwd
May 31, 2003 8:19 AM
I am also 6'5" and I ride a 62cm Jamis Nova CX bike and it fits me perfect. I think you might find the SURLY 60cm a bit small, but you might be able to get a longer stem and setback seatpost to give you a little more toptube room if you need it. A CX bike should be a tad smaller than whatever size road bike you would ride, especially if you plan on racing. If you want to see a picture of my upgraded Jamis, see the post above. Good luck!

re: Tall Guys on Surly Cross ChecksKEN2
May 31, 2003 10:40 AM
The Surlys have longish toptubes for their size, so the 60 might work for you.
6'4" replyStampertje
Jun 2, 2003 4:34 AM
I ride the 60cm with an 11cm positive rise stem and all the spacers I could find - but then I do have my handlebars set relatively high. It fits me comfortably (except with the new Brooks I'd like to have a seatpost with a little more setback) but it shouldn't have been any smaller. If I were you, I'd try to find something larger. The saddle and stem in the pic have been replaced (this stem is 13cm).
6'4" reply -seatpost followupStampertje
Jun 2, 2003 4:37 AM
The Kalloy seatpost shown in the picture has enough setback, but kept sliding and slipping both at the clamp and in the seat tube, so I replaced it with a BBB 2-bolt design. Unfortunately, the BBB post has zero setback and combined with the short rails on the Brooks that means my butt is just a little too far back on the saddle.