BMX - How tall are you all?
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09-16-04, 06:03 AM
Hi all, how tall are you all, I was recently told by somebody that anybody over 5' 8" should not ride BMX's, and that this is a very bad thing. Suffice to say I told them to bugger off!! I'm 6' 3", and ride my old Freestyler BMX, layback seatpost, and forward bars = No Problem...
I'm keen to find more tips that you 'taller riders' can share, for me there is no problems in my eyes.
sxe fbm rider
09-16-04, 10:09 AM
When I started riding I was 6'2".. I'm about 6'3" now and I've been riding for 4 or 5 years with no proplems related to my height.
i'm 6'2" or 2" and i ride a 20" frame without problems of any kind. them people who chirp you know nothin.
09-16-04, 04:52 PM
If you actually put a bmx bike up next to a mountain bike and look at where the handlebars are and where the cranks are in relationship to the bars you will see that often bmx bikes have a higher height in the bars and more clearance between the bars and the pedals than mountain bikes do.
It is just when you are sitting down that things may feel a little tight, but that is why you either run your seat way up, or you just never sit down. Seats are more for stability than for actual use on a bmx bike.
The average pro is like 5'10" - 6' tall. The average pro is in his mid 20's... What business does someone OUTSIDE our sport have making any comments? It just shows their stupidity.
09-16-04, 06:39 PM
damn, all of u are tall im 13 and im only 5'5''
09-16-04, 08:15 PM
but maybe 5'4"
im only 13
09-17-04, 02:22 AM
damn, im hella short, 15 1/2 and im only 5'5
09-20-04, 06:35 PM
13 turning fourteen on the tenth of October and im 5'8"
09-20-04, 07:30 PM
im turning 14 in december and im realy short i am 5'6" or maybee even 5'7"
09-20-04, 09:06 PM
Have a look how tall the World Bmx Champ Warwick Stephenson is,he's 6 foot+ and 100kgs+
sxe fbm rider
09-21-04, 01:58 PM
I was like 6 feet when I was 14
well, i'm a returner to BMXing used to ride when like 14 to 18yrs ; then just bought a SE bike 1 week ago and loving it, good way to keep fit and wicked fun ;
30 years old, 6 foot, bike just seems small when I am sitting (1% of time probably : )
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