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Online Kalamity Ken

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Am I the smallest Crossrunner Rider
on: March 22, 2022, 08:52:56 PM
Just out of curiosity I wondered if I am the smallest rider of a Crossrunner on the forum.   :005:

I am 5'7" with a 29" leg and even with the seat on the lowest position (front & back) I can only get 1 foot flat on the ground.  Once the bike is moving it's no problem and the bike handles really well, much like my previous 2019 Suzuki SV650 but without the rock hard suspension and crashy ride. 

Is there anyone smaller than me riding a CR?

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Re: Am I the smallest Crossrunner Rider
Reply #1 on: March 23, 2022, 07:46:04 AM
Nope, at 6'4" no problems whatsoever  :016:

But the ergo's of a crossrunner don't really suit the shorter rider I can imagine.

Ever tried these?
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Re: Am I the smallest Crossrunner Rider
Reply #2 on: March 23, 2022, 08:06:37 AM
 :062:  :047:


*Originally Posted by voodoo [+]
Nope, at 6'4" no problems whatsoever  :016:

But the ergo's of a crossrunner don't really suit the shorter rider I can imagine.

Ever tried these?


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Re: Am I the smallest Crossrunner Rider
Reply #3 on: March 23, 2022, 09:55:14 AM
 :008: :008: :008:  As I grew up in the 1970's I had a pair of platforms then but kept twisting my ankle.

Interesting that Slade are still big in Holland though!

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Re: Am I the smallest Crossrunner Rider
Reply #4 on: March 23, 2022, 05:53:36 PM
Have you lowered the bike to help you?
Some members on here have rotated the rear shock mounting plates and pulled the forks up thru the yolks.

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Re: Am I the smallest Crossrunner Rider
Reply #5 on: March 23, 2022, 07:25:04 PM
*Originally Posted by Kalamity Ken [+]
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Interesting that Slade are still big in Holland though!

Didn't know it was Slade....
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Re: Am I the smallest Crossrunner Rider
Reply #6 on: March 23, 2022, 07:54:49 PM
I'm 5'6" with a 29" inside leg. As standard my Mk1 was OK, but taller than I was comfortable with long term.
I subsequently installed a Lush lowering kit - different rear shock mounting plates - and a Top Sellerie seat which is a little lower than stock.  Together they make the bike much more comfortable.

I was concerned that the lowering kit would adversely influence the handling, but I have a Nitron rear shock and the handling with that and the lowering kit is far better than stock.
Best Regards Dave
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Re: Am I the smallest Crossrunner Rider
Reply #7 on: March 23, 2022, 07:58:20 PM
Hi Si Click

Many thanks for your response.  I would be interested to discuss your experience further with you so will PM you.

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Re: Am I the smallest Crossrunner Rider
Reply #8 on: March 23, 2022, 08:22:47 PM
Voodoo

Everything you need to now is here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slade

Your hero in the picture Dave Hill is still going strong!  Perhaps 1970's Glam Rock is due for a revival in Holland  :005: :005:

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Re: Am I the smallest Crossrunner Rider
Reply #9 on: March 23, 2022, 08:33:59 PM
I'm about the same 5'7, I manage ok but wouldn't want a bike any taller!