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    Surly 36er?

    Would anyone else love to see Surly make a bike with 36 inch wheels? I'm 6'7" and that would pretty much be my best day ever. Something like the Krampus but bigger perhaps. Am I alone in this dream?

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    36" wheels?

    Not sure what the demand would be, but if anyone would make it Surly would.
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    Refer to Coker, Waltworks, etc.

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    36x3"

    Would definitely like.
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    I'm in for one.

    As mentioned above, Surly is probably the only mfg who could pull off a commercially available 36er. A fatty 36er would be the bee's knees.

    Been looking for a used one long enough that Walt could've built me three.

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    At 6'-2" I think a 36" wheel would be a bit tall for me, but it may be ideal for you. I believe that the wheel size should change with the frame size. Currently, bikes are designed around a medium sized frame, then the frame is contorted around the same wheelset so that it will fit shorter and taller riders. The result is a bike that no longer performs as originally designed. Taller riders should use taller wheels.

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    ^^ Was just going to say, there will be a quality 36" rim on the market soon. Not sure who's working on a bike (besides rim-maker Alex) that prompted them to produce a 36" rim, but Surly definitely has a history of tinkering with goofy wheels, not to mention mega-sized frames. I'm 6'5", but I don't have any interest in a 36-er. My 29er is just fine. My 26er before that was fine too. I've always gotten used to whatever I happen to ride for a while...

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    Ive been riding three foot wheels for almost 4 years now and I find it to a super fun bike to ride and as the wheel weights go down the cons will definitely deminish. Also
    I don't think you have to be 6ftlurch to enjoy the benefits!

    Would definitely like to Surly make a version
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    36?? Pics plz!

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