The trend of biking/cycling is growing strong in all corners of the world. Whether it’s about commuting to work or a morning exercise session, with each passing day more and more people are adopting the new urban lifestyle. However, for people taller than 6’6″, it’s difficult to find suitable bikes that can carry their huge structure comfortably. Well, worry not as DirtySixer, the only 36er bicycle hand fabricated for tall people by tall people is here for you. Designed by DirtySixer Bikes, a Santa Cruz, California-based company founded in 2013, these bikes are specifically custom made for riders with height between 6-feet and 7-feet-4-inches.
Entering into production after 3 years of hard work, DirtySixer Bikes recently presented a custom made bike to Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal. Handed over to the 7’1” tall and 360-pound sports star at an event in Atlanta, the custom bicycle was liked by Shaq right away who then took it for a test ride. Companies founder David Folch who is 6’6” and a cyclist himself came from San Francisco to Georgia with his wife Giulietta to present the bike to Shaquille O’Neal. “He was literally like a kid who finds his first bicycle under the Christmas tree,” Folch commented on Shaq’s reaction while receiving the bike.
The bike was built by Josh Boisclair, frame-builder at Empirical Cycles for DirtySixer. The custom bike designed for Shaq comes with 36-inch wheels, Co-Motion shifter, Phil Wood front hub VeeRubber tires and 254mm rotors. Besides that, the bike features SRAM XO hydro brakes, 1.5-inch steering tube, Brooks B190 saddle and a Cane Creek 110 Series headset.
DirtySixer bike is the only bicycle which endorsed by the NBRPA (National Basketball Retired Player Association).