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    Kona Ute for a tall guy?

    I am looking at a Kona Ute for a schlepping bike, the trick is that the largest frame is a 20" and I am 6'4" with a 38.5" cycling inseam. I am not opposed to a stem with a bunch of rise and swapping a longer seatpost in, but I was hoping to find out if someone here of similar height had gone the Kona route?

    Thanks in Advance!

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    6'4. Here's me on a 23" Fuji 700c hybrid w/freeradical Xtracycle.



    It's a bit too small for me. I think the Big Dummy comes in larger sizes, and would recommend that for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Standalone View Post
    6'4. Here's me on a 23" Fuji 700c hybrid w/freeradical Xtracycle.



    It's a bit too small for me. I think the Big Dummy comes in larger sizes, and would recommend that for you.
    I thought the wheels were 20".

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    My complaint about the Kona Ute was that the front end felt "wobbly" when the rear end was heavily loaded. I had one for 18mo. A 26" Surly LHT with trailer as needed makes a better "schlepping bike" IMHO. You can put milk crates and panniers on the LHT for normal heavy loads and pull an extracycle trailer for more. I just wasn't thrilled with the handling of the Ute even though I could carry six bags of groceries on it.

    While I haven't ridden a Big Dummy I'd consider exploring it if it's functionally better.

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