PRESS RELEASE: Dirty Sixer Bikes
With most sizing charts topping out before 200cm, what do you do if you're simply too tall for bikes? Well, the answer to that probably comes in the form of DirtySixer and our 36-inch-wheeled bikes.
The model pictured above was made for LeBron James, the 203cm (6'8") tall LA Lakers basketball player, but we have also made bikes for Shaquille O'Neal and Mark Eaton. The 36-inch wheel is a well-established standard in unicycling (as is the 32" that DirtySixer also offers) and it has been adapted by DirtySixer to form the basis of our US designed, engineered and hand fabricated bikes. Dirty Sixer are recommended by the National Basketball Retired Players Association, which is how we've ended up with a Globetrotter cast of customers.
Scaling up the wheels allows us to create a stronger and more proportional bike for larger riders. We also use a larger tubing diameter, wider hubs laced with 36 spokes and wider rims. To accommodate for longer legs, wemcan fit 210mm cranks as well as bigger pedals, wider saddles and, soon, bigger custom handlebar tubing for big hands.
LeBron's personal bike comes with Onyx hubs, a 1×12 wide range cassette with Archer electronic shifting, carbon fiber rims, 180mm cranks, Catalyst pedals, a Kinet suspension seatpost, 35mm handlebars, Vee Rubber tires, and Magura MT5 hydraulic 4-piston brakes. DirtySixer can offer mountain bike models with an 80mm travel MRP fork, but LeBron has gone for a fully rigid fork here.
We are looking to expand in the future with titanium models and even an ebike in the near future. The limited production DirtySixer 36er comes in 3 big sizes: XXXL (3XL) for riders from 6’5″ or 195cm up to 6’9″ or 205cm, XXXXL (4XL) for riders from 6’9″ or 205cm up to 7’1″ or 215cm and XXXXXL (5XL) for riders from 7’1″ or 215cm and up to 7’4″ or 223cm. Prices start at $6,999 USD.
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