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Gravel bike for 6'9 guy

Old 01-06-16, 10:41 PM
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Gravel bike for 6'9 guy

Hello there! I am 6'9, about 250lbs and I have been looking to buy a gravel road bike, something similar to a cyclocross bike. It has been really tough to figure out what bike will fit me. I do not have the budget to buy a customized bike, so I was looking at the 61 cm frames. I was told that the 61 cm would probably be small for me. I have been looking now at the 64 cm frames. Is the 64 cm a good fit for someone of my height? Do you guys have any suggestions of bikes on this size? And where can I get it? I am loking for an entry level bike, I am trying not to spend more than 15 hundred dollars on it.
Any suggestions would be highly appreciated fellas!!!
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At 6'9", I would think you will need something much larger than a 64 cm frame. I have a friend 6'5" who rides a 68 cm frame. I think maybe at 6'9", you are looking at something even larger. This is not cheap, but the KHS Flight 747 is built in a very large size. Zinn makes several models for very tall riders. Also worth considering is something from Gunnar/Waterford.

Of all these options, the KHS Flight 747 is, maybe the closest you come to your budget.
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I'm going to vote for a 64 cm frame. Big guys can generally handle more handlebar drop, and big frames work better with long seatposts and stems, so the old "let's see how high you can straddle" saw is rarely necessary or even appropriate. Here are a couple possibilities from Specialized.

The Roubaix SL4 Disc is more on the road side: Specialized Bicycle Components

And the Diverge Elite DSW hits it more on the dirt side: Specialized Bicycle Components

Happy hunting.

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Thanks a lot guys!
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Thank you, I am really looking at the Specialized DIverge right now
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