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    Best long tail for taller people

    I'm after some advice on the best long tail bike to tow the family around (2 kids). I'm 6'5" which puts me outside the recommended range for the xtracycle edgerunner and at the limit for the yuba mundo. As there a limited sellers (practically none) in Australia I have limited ability to test ride all the models.

    It's hard to tell whether the extra cycle is less appropriate than the mundo or Yuba is just a little looser in their recommended rider profile.

    I'd like to get disc brakes on the bike for added safety and this reduces the price disparity between the two models significantly, which is definitely a consideration. Any advice from riders would be appreciated.

    cheers

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    I think you would be best suited for an XL Surly Big Dummy. Big Dummy | Bikes | Surly Bikes

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    Thanks for the advice...I was worried that might be the answer. My guess is that these will be relatively unaffordable in Australia... Although I will try and search one out to determine the price.

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    You could use a bike (BIG!) that suits you, and graft an Xtracycle extension.
    That's what I've done.

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    Robertdm, check with your local Bike Shops. If they get products from QBP here in the States, they possibly can get Surly.

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