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Bike Recomendations for Tall Mtn Biker(10 posts)

Bike Recomendations for Tall Mtn Bikerprocman
Sep 24, 2003 12:40 PM
Hello,

I'm 6'7" and weight 235lbs. I ride a custom Titus RacerX MTB. I would love to get a road bike for off-season training and just general change of pace/scenery. I have a great deal of money tied into my mtb and cannot afford a high-end custom road bike also. Any suggestions on stock road bikes in larger sizes or affordable custom builder (does this even exist?). Thanks in advance for any input.

Bri
Cannondale JekyllZman
Sep 24, 2003 1:00 PM
I am 6'4" and my Jekyll fits fine and can be made to fit a taller person.

I sold a Jekyll 3000SL to one of my buddies and he was 6'5" tall with a 39" inseam. When I sit on his bike now my feet don't even tough the pedals. C'dale has a very large stem selection.

Z
good luckColnagoFE
Sep 24, 2003 1:05 PM
I'd steer you towards Lennard Zinn since he specializes in bikes for tall people, but he is big $. I'm thinking you'll need a custom at your height. I'm 6'2" and am already near the top of most stock road bike sizes. You can't fudge the fit on a road bike as much as you can with a MTB and even if you can find a cut-rate custom builder that is no gaurantee they can dial in the proper geometry for a person of your size.
Lets try this one againZman
Sep 24, 2003 1:40 PM
I thought you needed a MOUNTAIN BIKE, DUH!

OK, how about another Cannondale. R1000 in size 63, this is one very large bike.

Z
63cm still not likely to fit a 6'7" rider IMO (nm)ColnagoFE
Sep 24, 2003 1:54 PM
Just like with your MTB, 6'7" has custom written all over it! nmrussw19
Sep 24, 2003 2:02 PM
69 cm bikes from 1980'sContinental
Sep 24, 2003 5:09 PM
If you watch Ebay there are occasionally 69 cm bikes from the early 80's and late 70's when large frames were much more prevalent. I have a 69 cm Raliegh Olympian I bought, respaced, and put on a modern drive train.
TETStewartK
Sep 24, 2003 7:18 PM
Look into TET Cycles - Tom Teesdale on the Internet. He custom builds reasonably priced road frames. Make sure to contact him or his associate by e-mail. He has more options than are listed on his website. If you tell him your needs and cost constraints he can work something out for you. I have two bikes from Teesdale.

Another option is Cannondale. They may have changed since the reorganization, but they used to offer custom frames. Don't know what kind of premium you have to pay.
re: Bike Recomendations for Tall Mtn Bikermisathrope
Sep 25, 2003 7:26 AM
I'm 6'6" 230. I looked long and hard for an extra large steel Italian frame. I finally found out a big Viner (pronounced: veener) frame with Gary at GVHbikes.com (I have no affiliation - just a customer).

Largest is 64cm C2C x 61.5 TT. $1,350 w/ Shimano Ultegra.
Three possibilities from Rivendellretro
Sep 25, 2003 9:09 AM
Rivendell makes the Redwood, a complete bike with decent low-line components (and a frame well worth upgrading) in 68cm for about $1500. The Romulus (road) and Atlantis ("all-around") frames also come in 68 for $990. I have a 64cm Atlantis and love it.
Web address is www.rivbike.com