How much should I raise the bike?
I have a 35" inseam; my bike currently has lowering links that take it down almost an inch. I look like I'm riding a monkey bike. :-) So once I have it running again, I'll need to get it setup for me.
I've seen links that raise the rear 20mm (13/16 inch) and 50mm (2"). I'm an extremist, so my gut reaction is to go 50mm, but I'd like to hear from other tall riders before deciding. :-)
I've also seen those hugely expensive, infinitely adjustable ones, but I can't imagine being able (with my abilities) to get both sides the exact same, so I don't really want to go that route (although I realize that way I could get it *just* right for me).
I'll of course raise (lower) the forks in the clamps right up to the top line, too...currently they're like 12mm from the line, and I also get that I'll probably need to weld some spacers to the bottom of my center stand, and extend my kickstand, especially if I go the 50mm route.
Thoughts from tall bike owners?
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