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    Need Some Help With The Impossible.

    My father and I have recently taken up the sport of mountain biking, and we absolutely love it, my dad is 6'5" and is able to fit on an 21"-22" frame which works perfectly for him. Unfortunately I am 7' tall and do not fit on any of the bikes that i have been on, so I have been using a bike(an ancient 21" no-suspension bike) that does not properly fit me and after riding I have severe back pain, which discourages me from riding. I am 19 years-old and am currently attending college soo i don't have allot of money to spend on a custom made bike. I was just wondering if there were any options out there that might work for under $700? I don't mind buying used, so if any of you guys have an old 25-28" bike laying around let me know lol.

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    There were some brands/models mentioned on this thread, but I doubt if any of them will be cheap.

    Which companies cater to the ridiculously tall?
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    Ventana makes a 25" frame that should fit, but it's not in your budget, a 23" specialized might be made to fit with a riser bar and a 120-130mm riser stem. There are also some 24" specialized RockHoppers floating around out there, but they're rarer than Hen's teeth.
    good luck.

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    I have been searching for a couple months and haven't found much, but i will keep my eye open for some of the bikes mentioned.

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    I'm 6'5 and have owned aTrek, Specialized, and Scott mtb's. The Trek and Specialized frames both felt too big for me and ended up getting rid of them. I did a little Geometry search and just looking at the usual suspects, the Specialized Hardrock and Rockhopper (possibly in your $$$ range) have the greatest standover height follewed by Trek, Raliegh and Cannondale. I know thats not the only spec to properly size a bike but may help?

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    It's no where near your 700 dollar budget but what about the biggest Surly Krampus?
    Maybe the 29 plus wheels will work well for you.

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    Or totally bite the bullet and get a Waltworks 36er.

    I'm a mere 6'4" and that bike is on my bucket list.
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