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    Road bike geometry for someone around 6’4” or 6’5”

    Hello all, can anyone give an opinion about road geometry for a very tall cyclist? My brother is interested in getting a bike similar to the Chicago Schwinn Le Tours we all grew up riding. He is around 6’4” or 6’5”. Would an All City Mr. Pink in the largest size be large enough? (I think it said 62 cm).

    Personally, I’d like to see him try the newer style models with wider tires, but I think nostalgia is going to be the lead requirement for awhile.

    What stack, reach, effective top tubes and head tube heights are ideal for someone that height?

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    Wow, yeah, that's pretty good! 415 reach and 420 chainstays- racy but scaled up for actual tall people.

    That frame can run up to a 32c, which is pretty great for all purpose road riding.

    I'm 6'3 and my ideal saddle-clamp to stem-clamp distance (cockpit length) is 15mm shorter than this bike's.
    me- stack 630, reach 405, ETT 585

    I built my current road frame/fork, fwiw.
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    Cool. Thanks, that does help.

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    That bike actually looks like a decent choice.

    I'm 6'5" myself and ride a 3XL Canyon Ultimate (equivalent to current 2XL) and it's almost perfect for me. It's only about 1cm longer and 1cm taller head tube than that All City. I had a pro bikefit and if I were to be a tad picky I could actually do with a bike 1cm longer. Sizing depends on a number of physical proportions. I fit large for my height due to my long legs and arms.

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    I also have to size-up due to long inseam and arm numbers. No idea if he does. I’m just under 5’7” (and female), though our sister is almost 6 feet. I’ll mention it to him.

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