My friend is 6- 9" and 285 and he rides a Haro X-7 20" frame.
My background is BMX to MX to FR/DH...... more of a racer/dirt jumper.
IMO and watching him ride at Willamette Pass/Black Rock/Alpine he's too big for the bike even at 20". When he rides he's in IMO way too far back and I have tried to work with him on riding more straight up but now I'm thinking he needs a bigger bike because when he does ride more straight up he's too tall in ratio to his arms and legs. He looks like he's ready to hike a football.
Who makes the BIGGEST FR/DH frames ?????
Also, with him we need to throw out the "myth"...... "ride a smaller frame for DH" as I witnessed him go off a jump a land and the frontend just milling off the ground and him wheelieing right into a tree and bottoming out his 888 and rear shock. ( Bike was in verticle wheelie upon impact).
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