Author Topic: THE OFFICIAL HEIGHT / BIKE DATABASE  (Read 2540 times)

Offline aliasdck

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Re: THE OFFICIAL HEIGHT / BIKE DATABASE
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2020, 10:03:25 PM »
Really the only thing that will truly hinder progression is not practicing. You can likely learn just about any trick on most setups, some things will be easier on a shorter bike and some things will be easier on a long bike. There really isn't an ideal setup, there will be pros and cons either way.

I am over 6 feet tall and have ridden very short bikes (1999 Hoffman EP, for example), long bikes like my current setup and everything in between. Progression happened on every bike whether it was short or long.

And there definitely are people riding flat on long bikes. An obvious example is Matthias Dandois, he currently rides with a TT of 21" .

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Re: THE OFFICIAL HEIGHT / BIKE DATABASE
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2020, 10:23:59 PM »
And there definitely are people riding flat on long bikes. An obvious example is Matthias Dandois, he currently rides with a TT of 21" .

there is also that guy from Arkansas, for sooooo long ;)

http://www.flatmattersonline.com/trevor-meyers-new-custom-flatland-frame
« Last Edit: February 04, 2020, 02:11:41 AM by Revig »

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Re: THE OFFICIAL HEIGHT / BIKE DATABASE
« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2020, 01:57:37 AM »
Lol! How could I forget to mention Trevor Meyer! He has always been one to ride a long bike along with tall/wide bars.

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Re: THE OFFICIAL HEIGHT / BIKE DATABASE
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2020, 07:10:46 PM »
Really the only thing that will truly hinder progression is not practicing. You can likely learn just about any trick on most setups, some things will be easier on a shorter bike and some things will be easier on a long bike. There really isn't an ideal setup, there will be pros and cons either way.

I am over 6 feet tall and have ridden very short bikes (1999 Hoffman EP, for example), long bikes like my current setup and everything in between. Progression happened on every bike whether it was short or long.

And there definitely are people riding flat on long bikes. An obvious example is Matthias Dandois, he currently rides with a TT of 21" .

I think you bring up a really good point here about riding long bike vs not riding... I am trying to build a new set up though so I just want something optimal. will def push on in the meantime.