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Triathlon & Time Trail racing bikes are already niche, but Lennard Zinn’s Clydesdale Bikes again fills the even smaller overlapping niche of TT & tri bikes for especially tall riders. As a tall rider himself, for 40 years Zinn has been building custom bikes for cyclists who haven’t been able to get the proper fit on a stock bike. And since 2017, his bike brand Clydesdale has been creating tons of stock bikes in titanium for all those cyclists out of the conventional XS-XL fit range.
This bike goes to 4XL! Clydesdale Tri, a titanium TT & triathlon bike for extra tall cyclists
all c. Clydesdale Now, as the “first-ever triathlon bike to fit tall riders” the Clydesdale Tri is designed to fit cyclists from 6’3″-7’2″ (1.93-2.18m) – just like they’ve done on their giant road & gravel bikes for years. More than just scaling up a smaller bike, Zinn & Clydesdale design everything to fit the bigger rider – from longer cranks, to longer carbon steerer tubes, to wider bars, to wheels built to handle heavier riders. And of course, geometry that is adapted for the larger rider so they get consistent handling, too. Zinn also specializes in building large bikes that are still light, yet remain stiff for predictable handling, and never any speed wobble. Sure it’s, a limited niche market, but at 6’6″ tall himself, Zinn understands that taller riders oftentimes […]
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