Frame Size - Big feets

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5/15/2022 9:52 AM

Hi! I'm a tall rider and I also have really big feets. I wear 13, US size. I would like to learn how to grind but I can't ride with pegs without slamming my heels into the pegs every time. Anyone else with big feets that have a solution? smile

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5/15/2022 10:27 AM

Get a frame with a long chainstay (or go pegless, ha)

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5/15/2022 10:29 AM

Downsize your cranks and run your wheel as far back as possible.

I'm size 12 and run 160 cranks, back end running 12.8 ish. Barely making it as far as heels clipping the pegs. You're probably going to need a frame with a longer CS..

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5/15/2022 10:47 AM

DanTheBikerMan wrote:

Get a frame with a long chainstay (or go pegless, ha)

I definitely agree with the latter

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5/15/2022 10:58 AM

Black Swamp Ghost wrote:

Downsize your cranks and run your wheel as far back as possible.

I'm size 12 and run 160 cranks, back end running 12.8 ish. ...more

Alright! I run 12.5' back end atm and 175 cranks. Should maybe invest in a frame with 13.75 back end and 160 cranks then smile

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5/15/2022 11:02 AM

Blackpurple wrote:

Alright! I run 12.5' back end atm and 175 cranks. Should maybe invest in a frame with 13.75 back end and 160 cranks then smile

If that doesn't work, that would suck...

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It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult: Seneca

5/15/2022 12:32 PM

Black Swamp Ghost wrote:

Downsize your cranks and run your wheel as far back as possible.

I'm size 12 and run 160 cranks, back end running 12.8 ish. ...more

Blackpurple wrote:

Alright! I run 12.5' back end atm and 175 cranks. Should maybe invest in a frame with 13.75 back end and 160 cranks then smile

Black Swamp Ghost wrote:

If that doesn't work, that would suck...

Yea, that would...

OP, if you have the opportunity, try out someone else's bike that has short cranks and a longer backend. Would be a shame if you bought those parts and it didn't fix the problem

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5/15/2022 1:57 PM

Only run pegs on the same side as your foot forward. If you grind goofy towards your back foot then boy......I don't know what to tell you. Shorter cranks and longer chain stay length are your best options.

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5/16/2022 2:46 AM

Blackpurple wrote:

Alright! I run 12.5' back end atm and 175 cranks. Should maybe invest in a frame with 13.75 back end and 160 cranks then smile

Black Swamp Ghost wrote:

If that doesn't work, that would suck...

DanTheBikerMan wrote:

Yea, that would...

OP, if you have the opportunity, try out someone else's bike that has short cranks and a longer backend. ...more

Mostly young kids in my local park, I will have to keep an eye open haha

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5/16/2022 1:37 PM

I wear size 13 and used to ride 12.7” chain stays with 170mm cranks and 4 pegs

Only ever had issues with hitting my heel on my peg for the first week or so of having the 4th peg. After that, I got used to it and learned how to pedal accordingly to avoid hitting the peg.

My advice is to just ride it as is and be mindful of your footing while pedaling.

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5/16/2022 1:43 PM

Blackpurple wrote:

Alright! I run 12.5' back end atm and 175 cranks. Should maybe invest in a frame with 13.75 back end and 160 cranks then smile

Some dude on here runs 140mm cranks that are made for 18" bikes that could also be an option that might work

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5/16/2022 3:41 PM

Bsd raider frame (13.5 - 14) and 165 cranks.
David Grant style. Great street frame from taller riders too from what I heard.

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5/17/2022 12:56 PM

Blackpurple wrote:

Hi! I'm a tall rider and I also have really big feets. I wear 13, US size. I would like to learn how to grind but I can't ride ...more

I have size 15 feet I ride a safari frame which is 13 slammed to 13.5 with 165 cranks and 4 pegs I never clip my heel maybe adjust your foot position I have no issues with feet clipping my pegs maybe it’s because the higher bottom bracket on my frame

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