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Old 09-16-04, 05:03 AM   #1
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How tall are you all?

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.
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Old 09-16-04, 09:09 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-16-04, 11:55 AM   #3
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i'm 6'2" or 2" and i ride a 20" frame without problems of any kind. them people who chirp you know nothin.
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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.
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Old 09-16-04, 05:39 PM   #5
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damn, all of u are tall im 13 and im only 5'5''
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Old 09-16-04, 07:15 PM   #6
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same here
5'3"
but maybe 5'4"
im only 13
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Old 09-17-04, 01:22 AM   #7
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damn, im hella short, 15 1/2 and im only 5'5
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13 turning fourteen on the tenth of October and im 5'8"
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Old 09-20-04, 06:30 PM   #9
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im turning 14 in december and im realy short i am 5'6" or maybee even 5'7"
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Old 09-20-04, 08:06 PM   #10
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Have a look how tall the World Bmx Champ Warwick Stephenson is,he's 6 foot+ and 100kgs+
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Old 09-21-04, 11:55 AM   #11
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elephants are tall too
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Old 09-21-04, 12:58 PM   #12
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I was like 6 feet when I was 14
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Old 09-21-04, 01:41 PM   #13
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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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