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dew02 06-11-21 04:41 AM

Too tall for my bike?
 
Im pretty much as new as it gets when it comes to bmx riding I have done some basic things such as dropping into quarters and small hips and I can't but notice when ever I see a video of my self I look waay to big for my bike and frankly goofy since I have such skinny legs and big feet. Many of my friends say I don't look right on a bmx, I'm roughly 6 ft tall and the bike I am on has a 20.5" tt. Is it normal to feel this way and is it a huge if the bike is too small?

dansjustchillin 06-11-21 05:59 PM

Longer frame wouldn't hurt. Perhaps taller bars too.

Viich 06-13-21 04:04 PM


Originally Posted by dew02 (Post 22097359)
Im pretty much as new as it gets when it comes to bmx riding I have done some basic things such as dropping into quarters and small hips and I can't but notice when ever I see a video of my self I look waay to big for my bike and frankly goofy since I have such skinny legs and big feet. Many of my friends say I don't look right on a bmx, I'm roughly 6 ft tall and the bike I am on has a 20.5" tt. Is it normal to feel this way and is it a huge if the bike is too small?

I'm 6', I ride a 22" top tube. I feel fine on a 21.5", can do a 21" - a 20.5" I think would be a bit much. That being said - there's a lot of stuff that's as easy or easier to learn on a shorter bike. Back in the beginning of BMX, 22" was outrageously long, and someone only 6' would never be on it. Don't worry about looking goofy on a video - we all do when we compare ourselves to the pros, or even local experts.


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