DirtySixer unveils e-bike for tall riders with 32" or 36" wheels

The eDirtySixer Bosch caters for taller riders up to 7'5" in height through its large wheels and frame

Clock03:42, Tuesday 14th May 2024
DirtySixer's new e-bike

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DirtySixer are about to start a crowdfunding campaign to get its new e-bike into the market

DirtySixer has unveiled a new e-bike that is designed specifically for taller riders, with the bike accommodating anyone up to 7’5” tall (225cm). Not available just yet, a crowdfunding campaign for the e-bike will begin later this month along with pre-orders.

The bike, named the eDirtySixer Bosch, provides the option of huge 32-inch or 36-inch wheels and four large frame sizes, with two frame sizes available per wheel size. The result is a seriously big bike that will stand out from the crowd, although it’s nothing out of the ordinary by the American brand’s standards.

Founded by David Folch, who stands at 6’6” tall, DirtySixer designs bikes for taller riders and has become a popular choice among basketball players, including former NBA star Shaq O’Neal.

The eDirtySixer Bosch hasn’t bucked previous trends and delivers a bike that DirtySixer says is once again fit for an NBA star. The 32-inch wheel option, it says, is suitable “if you're point guard size” - who are usually shorter by basketball standards - while the 36-inch wheel option is best “if you’re centre size”, a position occupied by taller players like O’Neal, who stands at over seven feet tall. For context, GCN’s Conor Dunne previously put the 5XL size of DirtySixer’s AllRoad bike to the test and even he struggled to ride its huge frame, despite his 6’8” stature.

Read more: DirtySixer's big bicycle: The world's largest bike you can buy

At the other end of the scale DirtySixer says the smallest model caters for riders down to 5’9” tall, meaning the four frame sizes cover a significant height span. However, the bikes are also designed to be adjustable to cater for this.

“From the seat post to the handlebars, every aspect of this bike is adjustable to accommodate riders of varying heights,” DirtySixer says on its website. “Achieve the perfect riding position for maximum comfort and control, whether you're cruising around the city or exploring off-road trails.”

Along with the size, the rest of the bike follows a similar formula to that used for DirtySixer’s other bikes, including the same hybrid silhouette used by the AllRoad bike tested by Conor. The obvious difference, hence the e-bike moniker, is the addition of a motor and battery.

DirtySixer hasn’t confirmed any details about this just yet, although the images show the bike equipped with a mid-mounted Bosch Performance CX motor. It will be joined, according to DirtySixer, by a battery to serve virtually all needs: “Whether you're commuting to work or embarking on a weekend adventure, you can rely on this electric bike to get you where you need to go”.

The bike will be available for $8,999 plus shipping, although those who sign up for the VIP membership, at a cost of $100, receive 30% off that price for a limited period.

Learn more about the e-bike and the crowdfunding campaign on DirtySixer’s website.

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