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    short pro bikers

    are all of the good pro mountain bike riders under 6 feet. they all seem short
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    Lower center of gravity?
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    ryder hesjedal is pretty tall and steve peat is a monster just to name two people

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    Tend to be good hill climbers i thought..

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    Originally posted by WNCbiker
    are all of the good pro mountain bike riders under 6 feet. they all seem short
    They are...simple as that. They are usually on the skinny side too. Not all of them of course, there is the odd one but that is pretty common.

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    Originally posted by PeterG1185
    ryder hesjedal is pretty tall and steve peat is a monster just to name two people
    Steve Peat isn't a monster...6ft tops when I saw him last year. And not very big either Tall for a pro rider but no monster.

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    I would say most pro xc mtb and road cyclists are all under 6' and no more than 170 pounds.

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    Wade Boots is probably the thickest, but he's only like 185 -190 lbs max. Not sure, just guessing from seeing him. Most are very lean and cut. Must be all that jumping causing constant compression on the body keeping it from getting taller! ha ha!

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    What about Myles Rockwell? He's a monster....I'm 6'2" and he made me feel small standing next to him! I mean he's a beast! But also the nicest guy you'd ever want to meet. Hey when I make it pro then you all can through my name out as being one of the tall guys...ha ha ha, I'll keep dreaming
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    Originally posted by WNCbiker
    are all of the good pro mountain bike riders under 6 feet. they all seem short

    Dang...is this a question or a statement?

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