BMX - Im new but am I too big??
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So after watching Danny Macaskill's video, I can honestly say I am inspired. The only problem is, before even thinking about what brand or what bike to actually get, I have to consider my size. Im 6'4''. Skinny only 170 but will I fit on a bike? If so, where should I start looking? Any help is appreciated.
04-15-11, 10:32 PM
Being that tall, you're going to need to find something when a really long top tube. Like somewhere between 21" and 22".
do you know of anything specific that I could start with? or at least begin to search?
04-17-11, 09:29 AM
Head to Danscomp (http://danscomp.com) and look at complete bikes. There should be a search filter to make it easier to find 21-22" TT bikes.
05-02-11, 08:50 AM
Danscomp is a good place to start looking, but as several of the brands on there have price agreements meaning danscomp can't undercut a bike shop, I'd also go into a shop and ask about proper frame size. If they've had much experience with selling bmx at all, they've probably had to find a frame to fit someone as tall as you are.
05-02-11, 09:18 PM
Check out the Kink Gap XL. It has a 21" top tube. If you need anything bigger then that, you'll probably be looking at getting a frame and building your own.
06-02-11, 01:29 AM
6'3 215lbs and i ride a 21" TT with no problems. im not nearly as big as i wanna be yet, and i dont see getting bigger being an issue. when i was in highschool and a little more twiggy 185ish i rode a 20.5TT
06-02-11, 02:51 AM
6'-180 here but I ride a 18.75". It's my flatland bike and I love the size. When I get on my park bike at 20.5", it feels like a chopper.
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