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Will tall bikes save the world?

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There isn’t much more fringe in the cycling family than the tall bike.

But in the midst of a month where advocacy groups left and right are trying to get more people moving around cities by bike, tall bikers may be the perfect example of alternative transport. It doesn’t get much more alternative, and it is all about a DIY approach to repurposing old materials and being self-reliant. Pretty much reserved for those skilled enough to weld together their own creation or brave enough to trust the craftsmanship of a close friend. That starts to sound like resource conservation and a sharing economy right there.

So RedBull thinks tall bikes are going to save the world, and maybe there’s something to that. In any case, they’ve put together a fun 6-part series on the creations and the people behind them in Vancouver. Come on, it’s almost the weekend; hop past the break and watch riders shred tall bikes in the snow, fall from precarious heights, and get doored. There are seriously a lot of good thrills & spills in there…

Tall Bikes Will Save the World!

Part 1. “We may look foolish, but it feels pretty cool being up there.”

Part 2. “As soon as we figured out welding, we were teaching other people to weld the next weekend.”

Part 3. “It’s a tall bike. Let’s not get too serious.”

Part 4. “I’m white knuckle, basically all the time.”

Part 5. “He makes it look so easy. Oh, my heavens. that looks like such fun.”

Part 6. “We didn’t buy it. We built it… What do you mean you can’t buy it!”

RedBull.com

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JBikes
JBikes
5 years ago

Not from marauding gangs of giraffe unicyclists.

Pete
Pete
5 years ago

Useless Eaters!

Crusty Dungbunker
Crusty Dungbunker
5 years ago

still better than recumbents

fred
fred
5 years ago

almost done welding up my recumbent tall bike…!

Darth Baller
Darth Baller
5 years ago
Reply to  fred

Will it have boost hub spacing and internal routing for the dropper post?

Fred
Fred
5 years ago
Reply to  fred

Do you have pictures??

mutron3k
mutron3k
5 years ago

who’s made a carbon one yet?

RobertW
RobertW
5 years ago

ebikes will save the world

mudrock
mudrock
5 years ago

Can’t think of anything more stupid and dangerous riding on trails.

JBikes
JBikes
5 years ago
Reply to  mudrock

Many would just say that about riding on trails period…

fred
fred
5 years ago

these guys bike packing on tall bikes. lol, what a joke! (deleted)

Lyford
Lyford
5 years ago
Reply to  fred

How dare they have fun!

mudrock
mudrock
5 years ago

The culture of that family is pretty cool, they think they can do anything. riding through the city without helmets, on tall bikes… where’s the mom during all this?

Reverend Dick
Reverend Dick
5 years ago

HELL YES.

mnorris122
5 years ago

Lmao why so much hate? What these guys are doing is sick.

James Fryer
5 years ago
Reply to  mnorris122

People fear what they do not understand and ideas that challenge their core beliefs.

crinale
crinale
5 years ago

makes me wanna trade in my fixie for a tall bike now

Padrote
Padrote
5 years ago

tall bike people need so much attention.

Robin
Robin
5 years ago
Reply to  Padrote

Pot, meet Kettle.

rustingmillerusty
5 years ago

This is incredible! Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work guys!

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