Tall biker looking for an upright bike

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by ameliac, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. ameliac

    ameliac New Member

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    I'm looking to buy a hybrid bike for regular cruising around the city, but am having difficulty finding one that fits me comfortably. I'm 6' tall, but my problem seems to be my long legs (35" inseam). Every bike I try that has a tall enough frame seems uncomfortably long, and I feel too hunched over the handlebar. I like to feel more upright as I'm riding, and prefer a flat/cruiser handlebar. Any recommendations? I'm rather new to the bike world. Thanks!
     


  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    Finding a hybrid with a cruiser fit will be a challenge.
    Cruisers are mainly about comfort and style, and only marginally about performance.
    Hybrids sort of straddle the fence, and try to provide both decent performance and a bit of comfort.
    Your best bet is to talk to the shops. Explain your preference and see which shop is willing to work with you to replace some parts at a good price.
    A shorter stem and backswept bar (check out North Road/Mustache bars) will give any hybrid a kinda-sorta cruiser fit.
     
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