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    BMX Bikes for tall riders?

    Quick question; are there BMX bikes made for tall riders? My son is interested in doing some training on our local BMX track, but at 6'4" I wonder if he is too tall for a stock bike. Any help would be appreciated.
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    There are plenty of 'cruisers', with 24" wheels and slightly longer top tubes. One of those might fit well. I ride one and I'm only 5'11, and it's a good size, but a little big to do certain things on.

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    If he wants a 20" BMX thats for racing then maybe one of the FMF's or if he is just looking to jump and have fun at the track the either a DK Four Pack, Six Pack or maybe a Fit Complete...

    If hes looking for a 24" then you should definatley look into the DK General Lee 24" its got some nice parts and its fairly cheap...





    If you post a price range that may help us help you out more...

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    if he`s determined to ride on 20inch wheels it is possible to get bmxs with a longer top tube
    .Also don`t worry too much about it as being tall can sometimes have advantages when doing certain manouvers and you soon adapt to the bike

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    yeah, Macneil makes a frame called the deuce deuce, its got a 22inch tt hence the name. Probly wouldnt be as comfy as a 24 in' though.
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    cruisers arent bmxs they are ugly and gay macniels deuce is the biggest tt you are going to get out of a bmx frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by eshays
    cruisers arent bmxs they are ugly and gay
    I hope you die in a fire, or aquire prostate cancer.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    whatever mate

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    you obviuosly cant ride because cruisers arent bmxers you dumb **** and are a pian in the ass in the skatepark. plus they are ugly

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    Eshays, replying to yourself now?

    Metal Cowboy,
    I recommend the Macneil 22". I'm 6'2" and I love mine. It took a bit of getting used to, but now that I'm comfortable with it, I can't fathom how I ever rode a smaller frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eshays
    you obviuosly cant ride because cruisers arent bmxers you dumb **** and are a pian in the ass in the skatepark. plus they are ugly
    1) I dont ride a cruiser.
    2) Last I checked, A cruiser was a type of BMX.
    3) How are they a piano (I _THINK_ thats what you were going for) in the ass in the parks?
    4) They look like a bmx, just bigger. How can they be so ugly when they're so basic.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    just go for something with a longer top tube..maybe 21.75" or even 22". if the frame doesn't fit, you can get an xxl stem that will lengthen the front end out a bit

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    At 6'4", he should definitely be looking into something in the 21.5"-22" range.

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    I'm 6'0" & ride a 21"tt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    I hope you die in a fire, or aquire prostate cancer.
    How 'bout just enjoying the warmth of your love?

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    What's odd is that I'm listening to "Light My Fire" by The Doors right now.

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    There are no definites with longer frames, I knew a dude who was 6'5" and he rode a 21", I'm 6'1" and I ride a 20.625. Try some different bikes and don't be afraid to move the bars forward a bit if it's just pedaling room he needs.

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    it also depends on how long his legs are...i know some short people with long legs and short torsos, i also know tall people with short legs and tall torsos...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lyledriver
    Eshays, replying to yourself now?

    Metal Cowboy,
    I recommend the Macneil 22". I'm 6'2" and I love mine. It took a bit of getting used to, but now that I'm comfortable with it, I can't fathom how I ever rode a smaller frame.
    oh oh look out, what a call. you dissapoint me

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    Quote Originally Posted by wethepeople
    1) I dont ride a cruiser.
    2) Last I checked, A cruiser was a type of BMX.
    3) How are they a piano (I _THINK_ thats what you were going for) in the ass in the parks?
    4) They look like a bmx, just bigger. How can they be so ugly when they're so basic.
    1)yeh, you dont ride at all
    2)they are not bmxs thats why they call bmxs for eg: you riding your 20 inch? .bro!!!
    3) you are stupid you know im meant pain
    4)no they dont, they are mountain bikes with out the suspension and are made for **** to cruise around on
    5) i added a new point that youre a dickhead and i dont like you

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    You suck at being analytical.

    Dont be afraid to use a dictionary to find out what that big word means.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    haha

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