Is a high center of gravity a problem for taller riders?

Is a high center of gravity a problem for taller riders?
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lee

center of gravity acts as a lever
( between tyre-contact and cg )
distance x 2 – 1/2 force needed
( or torque  x 2 )
for a taller rider
real-!-emergency braking is more a problem
by definition

a taller rider can move more ?
yes – but
distance is longer = more time needed   !
and the saddle must be down … always
( and no luggage above the rear wheel )

do you agree ?

thanks



Hi,

Thanks for writing in. 

Here are some thoughts:

Theoretically, a taller rider is on a longer bike with a longer front center (horizontal distance from the bottom bracket to the front wheel’s contact patch). The longer the front center, the harder it is to be flung over the bars. So some of the effect you’re talking about will be mitigated.

The new longer/slacker bikes are great for tall riders.

A tall rider can get his/h.... Continue Reading at Lee Likes Bikes



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