Hey I'm 6,3ft and need help

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6/19/2014 5:48 AM

Hey guys as you can see from the title I'm a tree! I'm heaps tall and I want to carve a bmx like everyone else. I was just wondering what bmx would fit me becuase I'm ..... 6,3ft and most bmx I guess don't.
Thanks a heap for your help guys I really want to join the bmx scene with you all.
Ben

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6/19/2014 6:38 AM

You should look at bikes with a 21 inch top tube or longer. An example for "complete" bike would be the Fit Bike Co. BF 3, which has a 21.125" TT. this bike also has a topload stem which pushes your handlebars higher, although the bars on this bike are 8.5" rise. Many tall riders, not all, usually go for taller rise bars because lower bars tend to affect their lower back.

If you think you might want to build a custom bike from the ground up, look at frames with 21" or longer top tubes, tall bars, and top load stems. Custom bikes are more expensive. It's totally up to you though. Feel free to ask for advice.

Welcome to the board and to BMX!

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6/19/2014 6:52 AM

I'm 6'1 & have just recently discovered 21.5" Top Tube's seriously BEST THING EVER!! There are NO Complete Bikes with a 21.5" Top Tube, if Your not willing to drop $1000+ on a Custom, You could, could get Yourself a decent complete & then Upgrade the Frame to something like a....

BSD Raider 21.6"
Solid King Cobra V2 21.5"
S&M BTM 21.5"
Credence MOD (The CCR is a Trails Frame, so if You want to Ride Street/Park don't bother!)
One of the Mutiny Frames comes in 21.5", but I think that's a Trails Frame too

S&M are also coming out with the FU Frames & Fit have the Savage Frame that will come in 21.5".

As For Bars. 9"+ Should see You Good!

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6/19/2014 9:47 AM

I'm riding a BSD Raider in 21.6 + BSD Raider bars in 10" and it changed my life. Some guy on the For Sale section is selling a 22" Solid KC for DIRT cheap.

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6/19/2014 9:53 AM

Mariano knows what's up! Seriously, trust the Dudes on 21.5" x 10" Bar Combos! Especially as We both have bad ass Animals as Our picture thingies!

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6/19/2014 10:10 AM

Get a stem with a super long reach and some tall bars and you'll be good. Harry Main is like 6'4 or 6'5 and runs a frame with a 20.4" top tube.

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6/19/2014 10:16 AM

Topsey wrote:

Mariano knows what's up! Seriously, trust the Dudes on 21.5" x 10" Bar Combos! Especially as We both have bad ass Animals as Our picture thingies!

wow. best. comment. on. vital. ever.

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6/19/2014 10:16 AM

Stocksy wrote:

Get a stem with a super long reach and some tall bars and you'll be good. Harry Main is like 6'4 or 6'5 and runs a frame with a 20.4" top tube.

I can assure you that Harry Main is not that tall.

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6/19/2014 10:22 AM

Topsey wrote:

Mariano knows what's up! Seriously, trust the Dudes on 21.5" x 10" Bar Combos! Especially as We both have bad ass Animals as Our picture thingies!

marianoleonczik wrote:

wow. best. comment. on. vital. ever.

Hahaha! I know we're awesome laughing

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6/19/2014 12:11 PM
Edited Date/Time: 6/19/2014 12:11 PM

I'm 6'3" and ride a 21.5" BTM, 8.7" rise bars with a 55mm stem; very comfortable and diald. No more back pain.

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6/19/2014 12:27 PM

I'm 6' 5" and I prefer a 21" TT & around 9.5" rise up front. I had a macneil deuce deuce and I felt like I was riding a limo.

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6/19/2014 12:47 PM

Stocksy wrote:

Get a stem with a super long reach and some tall bars and you'll be good. Harry Main is like 6'4 or 6'5 and runs a frame with a 20.4" top tube.

So after reading this I went a did a little bit of research.... There is no way in hell he is 6 foot 5.... He's probably 6 foot at best... Kyle baldock is 5 foot 11 and harry main is the same height or maybe a bit taller... But not 6 inches taller...

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6/19/2014 1:44 PM

best part of riding a huge bike is that no one will want to ride your bike anymore. I love never having a kid ask me to ride my bike.

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