This company makes bikes big enough for Shaq

Certain activities don’t exactly lend themselves to tall people. Pole vaulting. Jockeying. Gymnastics. Really any body-weight exercise. 

And though it might seem like riding a bike could fall into that category, that actually has more to do with the dearth of bikes made for tall people, rather than a physiological limitation. 

While there are many ways to go, one of the best options for tall riders is the DirtySixer. It’s built on 36-inch wheels and tailor made for people over 6’3.” The extra large wheels make for an extra smooth ride. And the 200mm cranks are constructed with taller riders in mind.

Here are just a few of the DirtySixer’s best attributes:

  • Oversized frame tubing
  • Extra strong fork designs
  • Proportional crank lengths
  • Wide handlebars with oversized diameters (31.8mm at hand grips and soon 34.9mm)
  • Large disc brakes
  • Longer wheelbase (for greater stability)
  • Thicker axles (15 and 20mm available)

It’ll make you feel like you’re a kid again. Don’t believe us? Consider this. Hall of Fame basketball player, 7’1″ Shaquille O’Neal, rides a DirtySixer.

Shaquille O’Neal, 7’1”: “I have got a lot of things done custom for me in my career, but nothing quite like that. I feel like a kid again! I’d like to order another one like that for my other house.”

Jared McKiernan

Jared is the editor of Tall AF. As a 6'6 man, he's on a mission to find stuff that fits for the tall community, whether that's clothing, office furniture, or airlines with the most legroom. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, backpacking, reading, writing, watching hoops, and helping sweet old ladies at Target reach items on the top shelf.

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