Added reply in a thread Frames for tall guys 10/21/2019 12:32 PM

5-6 mm of stem not clamping the head tube is huge, 1-2 mm is the most I recommend.

Added reply in a thread Frames for tall guys 10/21/2019 11:23 AM

You said you got a 4.7’’ head tube, plus 0.2’’ of spacers, so 4.9’’ total, so your 0.25’’ short for a 5.15’’ head tube which means your stem will be half clamped onto the steerer tube, don’t ride like this you need some new forks. (and also a smaller ... more »

Added reply in a thread Frames for tall guys 10/21/2019 10:46 AM

Looks good too, a little longer chainstays than the tallboy, slacker head angle (classic 75°) and mostly lower BB, it makes the bike feels sticked to the ground. But as S&M uses huge head tubes, you’ll need a longer fork for this one too.

Added reply in a thread Frames for tall guys 10/21/2019 6:20 AM

Yes the seat tube affect the tt feel a lot. A 21.5” frame with standard 71° sta is 21.5’’ and a 21.5’’ frame with laidback 69° feels 21.25’’ And yes for standover too, it makes sense 1’’ higher might make a frame feel 0.1’’ shorter (maybe 0.2’’). But ... more »

Added reply in a thread Frames for tall guys 10/21/2019 5:55 AM

There’s the bsd raider, which is a safari but with longer chainstays (13.5” slammed) so it’s even more stable it makes it way less polyvalent. But if you like the shorter chainstays, the safari is a solid choice so you can go tech while still having ... more »

Added reply in a thread Frames for tall guys 10/21/2019 1:40 AM

Standover doesn’t make the bike feels taller, but it makes the bike a little more stable on jumps. a BSD safari would suit you well in 21.4” or gigantic 21.8” and tall 9.5” standover with a semi short backend 13 - 13.4” and high BB, it’s a perfect do ... more »

Added reply in a thread Whats the value of this bike? 10/20/2019 1:21 AM

3000 $

Added reply in a thread Trucks vs Steel Pegs 10/18/2019 11:16 AM

On some steel corners, trucks won’t do anything because aluminum is softer than steel, pegs won’t do much damage either tho... On some marble or concrete, it’s at least equivalent, skaters are just hypocrites who don’t want to share a ledge.

Added reply in a thread How hard is it to learn wallrides? 10/18/2019 11:12 AM

Not hard, hop far from the wall and lean into it.

Added reply in a thread Age/sponsors/pro or no 10/17/2019 2:22 PM

This thread is older than you...

Added reply in a thread Does skinniness play a role? 10/17/2019 6:41 AM

Half bullshit. Vegans all lack of vitamines, and must take vitamin pills and other complenents to make up for it. You must not abuse meat, and I’m totally against meat factories but would you rather eat a piece of meat (or cheese, or eggs..) from your ... more »

Added reply in a thread Does skinniness play a role? 10/17/2019 6:31 AM

Yep, there’s many body type in the nature but, at his age I would also bet he grew up fast, so his body got taller but not wider. Actually eating is a good advice, eat a lot, and good stuffs obviously, not candy’s all day. This, combined with some sport ... more »

Added reply in a thread Does skinniness play a role? 10/16/2019 9:52 PM

Eat.

Added reply in a thread Tall Bars vs Short Bars 10/11/2019 4:03 PM

Try a longer frame instead

Added reply in a thread First time hearing of these cranks 10/11/2019 3:29 PM

Mutantbikes is a portuguese company, they've always done weird shits, the name suits them right at least. I would never ride these cranks, they're also the geniuses behind this...

Added reply in a thread Coaster vs coaster 10/11/2019 3:18 PM

Meh... I don't like the idea of plastic internals.

Added reply in a thread Coaster vs coaster 10/11/2019 3:14 PM

I'm a true coaster guy, I don't need a weird half casette. (and it is way off budget anyway)

Started new thread Coaster vs coaster 10/11/2019 1:02 PM

Hi, my custom coaster is dying I switched driver, clutch, bearing and axle many times, the only original part is the shell. My clucth and bearings are fucked and I’ll probably need a new axle too soon for my liking. So nearly 100 to spend, why not get ... more »

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Added reply in a thread RIGHT FOOT FORWARD OR LEFT? 10/11/2019 2:35 AM

Just ride left foot forward. I’m right handed, use my left leg to play football, my right one to jump, nothing is logic. An example I like to use to illustrate this is I teached a friend to snowboard and bmx, on the board we both are right foot forward, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Tall Bars vs Short Bars 10/10/2019 1:26 PM

Which is why a longer toptube is way better than bigger bars, it keeps a "balanced geometry" while getting the back less curved but still over the bike instead of a more upright position which fuck up everything and make any bike feel like a scooter. ... more »