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Sassonian 02-04-08 10:00 PM

Anyone got a Zinn bike
 
Howdy

I'm looking at buying a racing bike from Zinn Cycles - who specialise in bikes for Tall people.

http://www.zinncycles.com/

Anyone got any experience with them?

I'm 6'7'' and 300lbs - so I guess I qualify as a Clydesdale.

Adrian.

Mazama 02-05-08 02:43 AM

Hi Adrian. I am 7' tall. I considered a Zinn, but they were quite expensive. I eventually got a custom from Co-Motion cycles.

Mine is not a racing bike, but they do have other models there. Each one is hand-built so they can customize it.

They were very helpful. I got a custom fit from a local dealer and then spoke with Dwan at Co-Mo on the phone to hammer out the details. Check them out.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2148/...33e7562bd.jpg?

flip18436572 02-05-08 06:34 AM

Mazama, I love that picture, as it makes the wheels look tiny.

barndoor 02-07-08 11:45 AM

Zinn is an interesting man....I like his thoughts on higher bottom brackets and longer crankarms.

I am riding my Waterford with Coda 180mm crankarms and so far , so good....hills are a little easier to get up over.... :)

Antelope 70cm 02-08-08 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by barndoor (Post 6124334)
Zinn is an interesting man....I like his thoughts on higher bottom brackets and longer crankarms.

I am riding my Waterford with Coda 180mm crankarms and so far , so good....hills are a little easier to get up over.... :)

Yeah I wanted to try the 220mm cranks but they would hit my chainstays. Still running the DA 180's.

v1k1ng1001 02-08-08 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mazama (Post 6110843)
Hi Adrian. I am 7' tall. I considered a Zinn, but they were quite expensive. I eventually got a custom from Co-Motion cycles.

Mine is not a racing bike, but they do have other models there. Each one is hand-built so they can customize it.

They were very helpful. I got a custom fit from a local dealer and then spoke with Dwan at Co-Mo on the phone to hammer out the details. Check them out.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2148/...33e7562bd.jpg?

http://www.microsoft.com/typography/links/018hot.jpg

ds97a 02-09-08 11:03 PM

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I did a lot of research on Zinn when I was looking. I'm 6'6" and I decided not to purchase from him because Serotta is in my own town. Also I was a bit concerned about about just sending my measurements off and receiving a frame in return. All the reviews of his stuff were quite positive though,
Good luck!

kevbo 02-10-08 11:53 AM

Thanks for all the contributers to this thread. At "only" 6'5" I'm just beyond the off-the-rack range due to long limbs and short torso. In the early 80s I had an OTR 27" (frame AND wheels!) Nishiki that worked well for me. Thats around 685 in metermilz. Sadly I bent that frame...still have it, maybe I'll fix it one day, but technology and fashion have moved on, and I keep thinking I should get a modern road bike that really fits.

In particular, this thread informed me that Co-Motion is an option. I thought they only did tandems.

AnnaMossity 05-14-08 06:08 PM

I've got a Zinn
 
Yeah I've got a custom Zinn Magnesium framed roadbike with a SRAM Force Groupo, Spinergy Aero wheels and 220mm crank arms. It was kind of a hassle to get, as are all things custom and there were a few bugs to work out but it has made a tremendous improvement in my ability as I no longer have to mince up hills on those stupid tiny 175mm cranks.

BTW I am 6'8" and 170lbs so not an Athena or a Clydesdale but still quite happy.

If you have the time to iron out the bugs and the money to drop on a good bike built by one of US (tall people) then go with Zinn, you'll be glad you did.

I'll be happy to tell you more if you want.

Soil_Sampler 05-14-08 06:18 PM

blanco
 
http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...5&d=1202619772
nice white Serotta.

ds97a 05-19-08 05:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Soil_Sampler (Post 6695661)

Thanks! I really like it. It's all geared out for tri's at this time of the year. I just did the Lake Placid Ironman loop and the Geneva Mussleman loop. Great ride! Very comfortable, but VERY long!

http://www.serotta.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45619
http://www.serotta.com/forum/attachm...id=44104&stc=1

Dan

Sassonian 05-25-08 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AnnaMossity (Post 6695605)
Yeah I've got a custom Zinn Magnesium framed roadbike with a SRAM Force Groupo, Spinergy Aero wheels and 220mm crank arms. It was kind of a hassle to get, as are all things custom and there were a few bugs to work out but it has made a tremendous improvement in my ability as I no longer have to mince up hills on those stupid tiny 175mm cranks.

BTW I am 6'8" and 170lbs so not an Athena or a Clydesdale but still quite happy.

If you have the time to iron out the bugs and the money to drop on a good bike built by one of US (tall people) then go with Zinn, you'll be glad you did.

I'll be happy to tell you more if you want.

Got any pics AnnaMossity ??


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