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  • z1ppy
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    a bike 😛

    20-21″ would be the std advice, but it also depends on how your bodies shapped, long or short legs?

    Also the defactor advice is maybe also check out a 29-er, as they can fit tall buggers a lot better.

    Premier Icon ton
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    xl singular swift.
    60cm surly lht

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    6’4″ – 22″ kona king, 20″ sanderson ss, 21″ scandal 29er geared HT.
    Scandal 29er makes a lot of sense, looks right and feels fun. Better frames about for more $$ though

    bunnerscj
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    6ft 4″
    19.5″ Swift
    21″ Big top

    🙄

    6ft 3″ on a 21″ On One Scandal 29er

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    bloody heck, some reet lanky geyts on here in’t there?

    bagpuss
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    6′ 4″

    XL swift
    XL Stumpjumper FSR

    Had a 20″ inbred before the swift, never felt right. The swift does.

    TooTall
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    6’7″ here

    21″ ScandAL
    23″ Turner Sultan
    27″ Cannondale road bike

    You’ll be reet on a ScandAL – try mine if you’re near Bristol.

    Albanach
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    6’5″ XL Heckler and 21″ Cove Handjob

    mav12
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    Looking for a hardtail frame for easy xc stuff i am 6ft 5 normal proportions not sur what size frame to go for thinking 21 inch what do you tall guys ride ta

    Olly
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    6’4:

    21″ Giant trance FS
    20″ inbred tourer
    18″ 456 hack bike
    18″ patriot66 Big bike.

    Looking at getting a 19″ cotic soul..

    cullen-bay
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    im only 6′ 2
    so i ride a Scoot

    mav12
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    Thanks for the offer tootall but iam in liverpool
    i havea salsa bandito at the moment 24 inch which i wil swap the bits over to so dont want to go 29er route does the scandal have v brake bosses maybe time to upgrade to discs

    timbur
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    Might be able to help.
    I’ve got a mate (taller than you) with a Kona Kula Delux for sale.

    22″ from memory with Fox Vanilla R forks.

    Let me know if interested and I’ll put you in touch as he doesn’t post on here yet.

    Tim

    schrickvr6
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    6’3″ and a bit and ride a 16.5″ or 17″, I’ve never understood why you need a gate.

    benjbish
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    6’4″ here. I ride a XL Santa Cruz Superlight and a 21″ Kona Cinder Cone.

    bol
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    6’4″ and ride a 19″ Cotic Soda, which feels perfect, but friends say the post looks too long (technically it isn’t), and a 22″ Niner RIP9, which also seems to fit. Looks a bit of a gate though, even with te wagon wheels.

    tom84
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    I’m 6’5″ and I ride this 21″ maxlight xc120 …


    frame kinesis 011 by biggerbenbella, on Flickr

    or I did, but don’t get much of a chance any more so it’s for sale (with discs and forks), email me if you are interested 🙂

    2wheels1guy
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    I’m 6’5 and ride a 21″ Orange P7 & a 22″ Kona Cindercone.

    greggparker9
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    I’m6’4″ and ride a Cannondale Trail SL1 in Large.

    TheBrick
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    schrickvr6 – Member
    6’3″ and a bit and ride a 16.5″ or 17″, I’ve never understood why you need a gate.

    To avoid extra long stems, to avoid stacks of spacers or bars 6″ below saddle height, to avoid being past maximum extension on the seat frame, which might be quite different to the maximum extension to the seat-post..

    Edric 64
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    6’3″ and a bit and ride a 16.5″ or 17″, I’ve never understood why you need a gate.

    Have you short legs ? or do you ride with a very bent knee position.Im an inch taller than you and just squeeze onto a 20inch frame .Seat height 82cm seat rail to bb centre .A 400mm post is nearly long enough

    Euro
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    6’4 and a bit. Ride a L/XL commencal supreme, a DMR drone (normal sized?) and an 18″ marin hardtail.

    I’ll be taking delivery of a 20″ OnOne summer season soon to replace the marin. I know it’s closer to the correct size of frame for me but i’m a bit worried that i’ve bought a frame that’s too big. Ever since riding a 22″ diamondback about 20 years ago that was just horrible I’ve always rode bikes that were a little on the small side.

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    6ft3

    22″ Kona Kula (feels a touch big)
    21″ Spesh Hardrock
    60cm Surly Long Haul Trucker
    57cm Kaffenback. A touch small but rideable (and dirt cheap)

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    This guy’s got a Giant Trance with a 46″ frame ???? That should be big enough !!!

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/giant-trance-advanced-carbon-fibre-mountain-bike-full-suspension-top-model-/130583131252?pt=UK_Bikes_GL&hash=item1e675c7474#ht_898wt_1185

    I would look at 29ers though as they look a better fit on tall people.

    mav12
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    clubber
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    6’5″, 35″ inside leg

    XL Singular Swift
    20″ inbred
    20″ Kona
    61 cm road bike
    60 cm cx bike

    STATO
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    6’3″ and a bit and ride a 16.5″ or 17″, I’ve never understood why you need a gate.

    Have you short legs ? or do you ride with a very bent knee position.Im an inch taller than you and just squeeze onto a 20inch frame .Seat height 82cm seat rail to bb centre .A 400mm post is nearly long enough

    I think its you who has freak legs with that seat height!

    mav12
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    well i ended up getting a s/h kinesis xc2 off fleabay 21 1/2 inch fits perfect and rides great

    LS
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    6’2″ but 37″ inside leg (85cm bb to saddle), XL Cannondale Flash fits perfectly.
    59-64cm road bikes depending on the top tube length.

    kudos100
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    6’3 and a bit. I ride a 19″ with a 400mm post and 65mm stem. Just about get away with it. I like a slightly smaller frame, which isn’t so easy when you have a 35″ inside leg

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    6’5″

    18″ Inbred
    20″ Lava Dome
    20″ Kilauea
    61-63cm in road bikes

    Also in the “why ride a gate?” category.

    69er
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    6’4″ 20″ Kona, 20″ On-One, currently on 19″ 69 ers. Fixie is 60cm traditional, roadbike is 63cm equivalent sloping custom Roberts.

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    6ft2
    Large singular swift
    Large singular pegasus
    19″ voodoo wanga 69er
    19″ trek 69er SS
    17.5″ dialled PA
    19″ 1997 orange P7
    56cm Trek 1.5
    58cm Lemond Zurich

    bigyinn
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    6’5″
    XL Spesh Enduro FSR Pro 2004
    21″ Marin Nail trail

    Inbred456
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    6ft 4″ body like an orangutang ride a 23″ giant for commuting and an inbred 456 20″ for knarly stuff. Probably going to go for a singular swift when finances allow and sell the inbred frame.

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    6’4″
    Cube Stereo 20″
    Cotic Soul 19″ (for sale in New Year)
    Kona Jake 62cm

    james
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    “6’3″ and a bit and ride a 16.5″ or 17″, I’ve never understood why you need a gate”
    Really?
    Or do you not ride more ‘cross-county-ish elements’ as much/as seriously? As in uphill saddle in a ‘proper’ pedalling position, flat out (still pedally) stuff, much fully saddle up descending? other instances where a fitting frame benefits over one 2/3 sizes too small?
    Rather than just very chuckable and jumpable?

    Me
    6’3 (a short arse on this thread .. )
    Large (19″?) Spesh SJer FSR
    20″ Sanderson
    had a 21″ Giant XTC
    21.5″ Trek 4100, used as a commuter/sort of tourer
    ‘Large’ (upto 6’1) Pinnacle Camino ..
    May have a 19.5″ El Guapo on the way

    hexhamstu
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    6’4″ ride a 19″ orange crush and a 17″ 224.

    Really want a go on a 29er!

    MrTall
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    6’7″ here and all arms and legs

    21″ Inbred 29er SS
    22″ Salsa Big Mama FS
    23″ Spesh Rockhopper 29er HT
    24″ XXL Fargo

    66cm Canyon Roadbike
    Old 21″ Hardrock, my last remaining 26″ bike

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