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Old 05-26-09, 03:09 PM
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Strida

Has anyone tried the strida? I'm interested in hearing your thoughts. I was suprised at how bike like it actually felt, even though it didn't look bike like at all in the ads. I was concerned that it wasn't so good at turning, and - I'm 6'1" - my knees kept hitting the handles.
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Old 05-26-09, 04:42 PM
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It is a nice bike to ride to the cafe or to the metro station. But its not for longer rides or for anything performance oriented. Am a 6'1" too, and the the position on the Strida is very cramped. Not so bad if you are wearing a business suit though.
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Old 05-27-09, 08:33 AM
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There is some chat about this on http://www.stridaforum.com/forum/

FWIW I am 6'3" and put Strida seat mounting as high as it will go, clamped above the top pin and the seat as far back on its rails as it will go. The bars are near but do clear OK. I had less knee clearance with seat lower, Now its nice to have full leg extension.
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Old 05-27-09, 08:44 AM
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I'm 6' tall and ride a Strida5. No clearance issues. It's fine for its intended purpose of short commuting rides. Fun bike.
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Originally Posted by SesameCrunch View Post
I'm 6' tall and ride a Strida5. No clearance issues. It's fine for its intended purpose of short commuting rides. Fun bike.
Same here; 6' tall. Seat all the way up. Feels strange, but not in any way bad. For what it's worth, I put shorter crank arms on mine (5"!) which solves the clearance issue nicely, but pedaling the 5" cranks is not that much fun.
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Those lovely Strida people have come up with an 18" wheel upgrade and a bromptoneque handlebar that address the knee clearance issue.
Just got back from a very wet & windy Strida 5 ride around Bristol & South Wales. Sploosh!

Happy & safe Strida-ing!
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