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Good Article on bikes/Gear for Tall and Big Riders
Last Post 10/30/2013 04:26 PM by Dan O. 2 Replies.
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79pmooney

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10/29/2013 12:46 PM
Today's Velonews has an article by Leonard Zinn talking about the fit, safety and durabilty issues tall and large riders face and some of the steps he has taken to address there.  He points out that are real issues of safety and durability he is not in a position to address.  (Like drivetrains.) 

One of his customers replaces all of his wear parts every 12 months!  Basically stripping the frame and replacing everything.  (And he wiull only ride titanium.)

Good article.  Approaching must read for riders over 250 pounds. 

Ben
zootracer

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10/30/2013 02:12 PM
Interesting...not too sure, I think Indurain used 180 cranks....
Big DanT

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10/30/2013 04:26 PM
Which is why my Strong is Ti and has 1" chain stays, it also has a tapered 1 1/4 to 1 1/18 fork.
32 hole 3x wheels 180mm cranks etc..
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