...as with most pro riders. I know of none with the nose down. If anything it would complicate the flying remounts.mvi said:Why does he ride 650 C wheels? (kidding).
Saddle still pretty level with this incredible saddle bar difference.
It mostly comes down to the angle of your back. Tall guys get away with much more saddle to bar drop than short guys because of their long arms. No way a short guy could pull off that kind of drop, unless maybe he was racing on the boards.Padre said:Anyone seen this?
I've seen his XC rig...but not his crosser...wow....out of control.
I guess he got his set up from Cloxxki!
Must be more than 6'3", look at the bike!~martini~ said:Yeah, and its a custom model, just for he and Barry wicks. Both are 63's. Guys a freakin' stork. Great bike though. Wish I coulda done mine justice.
i saw it up close and thought to myself.... "how on earth can anyone ride that thing?!" but on the bike he looks totally normal, the guy is built like a spider monkey and can certainly make it go very fast. i don't think i saw him in the drops once.... but then i was in the beer tent for a good bit of time.Padre said:it seems if he were in the drops he'd go right over the bars.
yeah, erwin vervecken and adri van der poel were totally hampered by their height racing cross...Cloxxki said:Cross bikes are not for tall people IMO, so what he accomplishes on them is outstanding. A 29" MTB should suit his body style better, it's just he's got the skills to handle tiny bikes and beat the rest of his nation on them.
Strange comment. He's tall, Barry Wicks is tall, and nearly half the field is pretty tall. I'm 6'3", and i love my 60cm 'cross bike. I couldn't beging to ride it as well as anyone in fields like that, but to say 'cross bikes aren't for tall people is kinda funny.Cloxxki said:Cross bikes are not for tall people IMO, so what he accomplishes on them is outstanding.