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    Birth of DirtySixer36er

    Hi guys, I've been working for a while now on a new bike made for tall riders.
    Being 6f6 I never had a bike my size.
    This is why I created the DirtySixer36er.
    36 inch wheels, titanium oversized frame, everything being oversized.
    We'll be at the Sea Otter if you want to send your tall friends!
    Cheers
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    Awesome, at 6'4" i'd love to have a 36er and even looking into one briefly. I have yet to convince myself that its worth the high price but maybe someday. Has there been any improvements in rims, spokes, and tires for the big wheeled beasts?

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    At 6f4 you're at the very limit (for us) to build a 36er.
    We believe this wheel size serves better the tallest, 6f6, and up. We'll have a 6f10 rider for the Sea Otter race on sunday and for shooting pics later.
    Rims and spokes are still on the heavy side, but it's no big deal when you're 6f10.
    We have the new WaltWorks tire (we can't thank enough Matt and Walt for this) and hubs are from Phil Wood (135 x 20mm front and 185 rear).
    All the rest being oversized (waiting on a custom handlebar)...
    Keep in touch, we'll be able to take orders soon.
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    Yeah I went as far as getting a quote for a frame build from Walt but couldn't justify the money. Post up more pics and specs once you can.

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    Walt will do a great job for you I'm sure.
    And we'll not going to be cheaper...
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    That's a thing of beauty! It doesn't look nearly as crazy as the 36ers with frames made for the normal sized folk! Great work! Wish I had money... hehehe
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    Love the bike… looks just right for this 6'9" rider =)

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    Would it be too small for someone 7' 5"?

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    Thanks SasquatchSC!
    Bike was built to accommodate riders from 6f6 to 6f11.
    We'll be posting pics later this weekend with a 6f10 rider.
    Lumbee1, for ay other size we have a custom solution and yes we can build one for someone 7f5. Yao Ming, can hear me?

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    That looks exactly as good as I thought it would. As a 6'7" rider, I always thought the 36ers I saw were made for the wee people and the frames looked tiny. I knew a 36er made for 'me' would look right, and you prove it.

    Now, if you were to make them in something more sensible for us poor earth people....a niche Ti 36er is a niche too far for me.

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    Jeff Jones fork?

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    That looks awesome! I'm a midget at 6'2" but I'd love to try and ride that bike just for fun!

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    You might want to figure out a way to throw some marketing at the NBA teams. I'm sure some of those guys would like a nice bike and can surely afford it.!

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    Yes, dragbike!
    Let us know if you have any contacts.
    We didn't let the sea otter ride it, it was too short!
    :-)

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    That is awesome! I'm 6'4" and it feels good to know there's a bike out there that's too big for me. What about Lebron? Get him on one. Sweet!

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    Nice to see you finally have a 36er good luck with your venture!
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    Quote Originally Posted by markymark View Post
    That is awesome! I'm 6'4" and it feels good to know there's a bike out there that's too big for me. What about Lebron? Get him on one. Sweet!
    LeBron and his investment partners bought a stake in Cannondale back in 2007. Needless to say, he's been riding custom Cannondales since then...

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    Thanks Tod!
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    markymark and brucebronw: Well, this is exactly how we're better:
    Lebron James on Cannondale:
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    Ben (6f10) on a DirtySixer:
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    Lebron: Call us.
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    Congratulations on not just getting yourself a 36er, but sharing the stoke!

    Good luck in your venture.

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    That pic of Lebron vs 36er is hilarous. Good work.

    What rims and spokes do you use on the bike. Can you give a full spec?

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    New question here.

    Can you do it with a TT about 585mm and standover of 710mm for a 5'8" guy?

    Not everyone is a giant.

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    Thanks all for the positive feedback.
    We're driving back from Sea Otter, and will post full specs later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch1413 View Post
    That pic of Lebron vs 36er is hilarous. Good work.

    What rims and spokes do you use on the bike. Can you give a full spec?
    Tires are Vee Rubber sold through Waltworks the rims and spokes are unicycle.com
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    Thanks Tod. Yes great tires from Walt, I can't thank him and Matt enough for making those.
    Spokes are custom cut by Dylan Thomas in the UK
    Rims from Unicycle.
    220mm cranks from Joseph Kuosac
    185mm rear hub and 135mm x 20 thru axle from Phil Wood
    Eccentric and fat (100mm) EBB from Phil Wood
    10" rotors from Santana
    custom handlebar (31.8 all the way) in the works (need some cnc clamps to make it happen)
    49.6 heatube and Cane Creek headset
    34.9mm seatpost... seat clamp broke during the race. Always the 3$ parts that ruin the day.
    for the frame, oversized tubing everywhere!
    And of course a big thank to everybody who helped me in the process, Ken, Keener, Todd, Walt, Tod, Pedro, Ben...
    :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidfrench View Post

    Lebron: Call us.
    No doubt about him looking oversized for the ride at 6'8" on his King James Cannondale.

    Send him a test bike to try out and I bet he would (along with a few dozen other NBA players) call.

    Your bikes look great! It's hard enough finding a ride at 6'3" - 6'4". I can only imagine for those 6'6" and above.

    I'm too short according to your earlier post, but I would be curious about the demographics study and the niche target market for your bikes. What percentage of the cycling population is 6'6" or taller? I know it is something like only 1-2% of the general population, but would be curious about the numbers for the cycling population. Direct marketing to the NBA Players may be a nice path to pursue for these specialty wheel size bikes.

    When's the full suspension version going to be ready?

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