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Old 02-12-09, 01:20 PM   #1
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folding bike for large people

Can anyone point me in the direction of a folding bike manufacturer that caters to large people? 6" 2" 240
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Old 02-12-09, 01:27 PM   #2
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I am similar in size ... I have owned two Bike Fridays and they do very well. Still have my second one (Pocket-Rocket) and it was custom made to suit my body. Just insist on a good spoke count, no less than 36.
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Old 02-12-09, 01:43 PM   #3
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Know anything about the compact variety? I need to be able to fit it in the back of my drift boat.
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Know anything about the Downtube brand? They go to 245.
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Old 02-12-09, 02:17 PM   #5
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How about this one?
http://www.strida.us/model-xt.asp


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Wow, an extra large Strida! I'd love to try one and see how it compares to the regular size one I tried previously. My initial impression was not good, but the standard size bike was so much too small for me that it wasn't really a fair test.
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I agree a Downtube should fit you well ,espically if you fit drops to it,see picture.
I did some calulations and recon the seatpost is good up to up 6 foot 4-6. Its also very strong and stiff.

Another possiblity is the trikic as it is available in different frame sizes.
I would have thought a Birdie work well with longer riders.
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Brompton also do an extended seatpost for their range ,and if you need more cockpit space see "little pixels" on DIY folding stem arrangments.
My mezzo seatpost adjusts for me I am 5 foot 10, but I have the post very high compaired to other riders.You may feel OK on a mezzo.I do not think any extended post are avialable .
Dahon may do an extended post.You can always add a sprung saddle to gain 1 and1/2 inches of height to a standard seatpost.
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The Strida is rated to 220 lbs.
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Thanks everyone. I believe I will go with the Downtube.
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The Strida is rated to 220 lbs.
Oh, they became conservative recently. They used to claim that the weight limit of Strida is 250lbs (115kg). I also weigh 250lbs and my Strida 3 is still very well after over a year of everyday, heavy duties on it.
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I'm 6' 6" tall and find my Dahon Mu P8 to be comfortable and (so far) reliable
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