- What 29er frame in gate proportions? ;)
I’ve got a customer who’s 6ft10, makes his 23″ Spesh Rockhopper 29er with 400mm seatpost at max extension, and riser bars on it, look like a BMX! Haha.
MrTall off here rides a Kona honzo 20″Long (they do that rather than make a 22″ I think for stand over reasons) that at 6ft7 seems to fit him quite well. He’s got the world’s longest legs though!
Stanton Bikes new Sherpa frame is going to come in a 21″ size, with a VERY long top tube. Dan told me he’s designed it to fit a mate who’s 6ft6 thereabouts and long of limb. Gotta wait a few months yet though!
21″ Inbred 29er (or a Scandal) would be the obvious cheap choice. Geometry is a bit too steep though IMO (I owned one), needs updating.
Solaris in an XL looks a bargain at the moment at 25% off, should be big enough at a push too.
As for forks… SID’s really are for lightweight super skinny race whippets. They’re flexy and I wouldn’t recommend them to most people, at your height (even if you’re skinny) you’re going to find them quite a flexy proposition. Reba’s are better, but still not the stiffest. I’d look at something like the cheap 2012 Revelations on CRC right now as although still a 32mm fork there’s more material in them, or the X-Fusion Slide. Both forks are highly adjustable travel wise, noticeably stiffer than a SID or a Reba, and don’t cost the earth. Running one of each right now and impressed with both.Posted 4 years agoletmetalktomarkSubscriber
I had an XL Solaris.
At 6′ 3” I found the fit good in all respects except standover. Felt a little too close for comfort.
My XL Solaris:
I had a 21 Inbred too and found the fit again really good but the standover was as above …. too close for comfort!
My XL Inbred
I would have though both would be a good fit for the larger gent 🙂
That said after a number of exchanges of emails with Dan @ Stanton bikes I shall be going with a 21” Sherpa 🙂Posted 4 years agoletmetalktomarkSubscriber
I liked both, but they were markedly different.
The Inbred, despite its heft, flew along and despite only having 80mm of travel felt really planted.
The Solaris was built as an all day bike. Flows, Ardents dropper etc.
I thought it stiff for a steel frame but then I thought it accelerated much quicker than the Soul it replaced that was far flexier.
I would have like to have tried a 120mm fork but that really would have compromised the stand over clearance.
With a 33” leg and a 120mm fork I would want to be wearing platform shoes to avoid damaging the boys 😆Posted 4 years ago
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