List of XXL Touring Bikes for Tall Cyclists: 62cm, 63cm, 64cm

Given that I’m nudging 200cm, I find it hard to get a bike big enough without resorting to custom made frames. In light of this, I’ve put this touring bike resource together to help out fellow XXL and 3XL riders. Please let me know if you’re aware of other bike manufacturers who make XXL touring bikes.

But first, let’s take a look at a few things you’ll want to consider before buying your bike.

Hanging out with my 64cm Surly Long Haul Trucker in Germany.

Bike Fitting

I recommend getting a professional bike fit before buying a bike. At a cost of $100-500, a two or three hour consultation will have you set up perfectly on a stationary bike. The bike fitter will ask you questions like, what type of riding you do, how often you do it, and what your goals are.

The measurements that come out of your fit will allow you to be comfortable on your new bike, and provided you have stack/reach data, you’ll be able to use this resource to find your next bike!

The Specialized AWOL is one of the biggest off-the-shelf touring bikes available when you consider the frames stack and reach.

Stack and Reach

Although you will find bikes with what manufacturers tout as large sizes, not all bikes measure up. Just take a look below, some “60cm” frames can actually be larger than other “70cm” frames!

Stack and reach are the two measurements I use to compare bikes on an even playing field. They have their limitations, but are the best tool we have to compare frame sizing from various sources.

If you’ve got long legs for your height, you’re going to need to take a close look at the stack figures. With a high seatpost, you’ll most likely need a tall front end to match. Gunnar, Id Worx, Specialized, Soma and Salsa offer frames with big front ends (you can always run a longer stem to increase your reach).

You can read much more into frame geometry HERE.


Flat Bar Touring Bikes

You will notice that some of the bikes below are designed around flat handlebars. These frames often have longer reach, and a lower stack in order to accomodate the different ergonomics of flat handlebars. If you tried to fit a road handlebar to these bikes, you may find that the frame is too low for your needs.

XXL Touring Bike List in Reach/Stack Order

These are the largest touring bikes from manufacturers who had sufficient frame data on their website.

Surly ECR XXL (Flat Bar): Reach 448mm / Stack 643mm

Thorn Nomad 620L 26″ (Flat Bar): Reach 448mm / 591mm

Surly Troll XL (26″ Flat Bar): Reach 446mm / Stack 603mm

Traitor Slot XL (Flat Bar): Reach 443mm / Stack 626mm

KTM Life Lontano 60cm (Flat Bar): Reach 443mm / Stack 602mm

VSF FahrradManufaktur T-XXL 70cm (Flat Bar): Reach 437mm / Stack 658mm

Surly Straggler 64cm: Reach 432mm / Stack 641mm

Vivente World Randonneur XXL (Flat Bar): Reach 431mm / Stack 619mm

Velo Orange Campeur 63cm: Reach 420mm / Stack 633mm

MTB Cycletech XL: Reach 418mm / Stack 604mm

Stevens Camino 23″ (Flat Bar): Reach 418mm / Stack 628mm

Specialized AWOL XL: Reach 413mm / Stack 667mm

Kona Sutra 61cm: Reach 407mm / Stack 627mm

Surly LHT 64cm: Reach 406mm / Stack 658mm

Van Nicholas Amazon 60cm (Flat Bar): Reach 406mm / Stack 648mm

Fuji Touring XXL: Reach 403mm / Stack 610mm

All City Space Horse 61cm: Reach 403mm / Stack 636mm

Columbus Rohre CrMo 65cm: Reach 402mm / Stack 658mm

Wayward Nullabor 60cm: Reach 402mm / Stack 612mm

Id Worx All Rohler 64cm (Flat Bar): Reach 402mm / Stack 702mm

Soma Saga 62cm: Reach 398mm / Stack 655mm

Cielo Tanner Goods 61cm: Reach 397mm / Stack 654mm

Ridgeback Panorama 60cm: Reach 396mm / Stack 618mm

Gunnar Grand Tour 68cm: Reach 392mm / Stack 707mm

Jamis Aurora 62cm: Reach 392mm / Stack 631mm

Trek 520 60cm: Reach 392mm / Stack 625mm

Salsa Fargo XL: Reach 391mm / Stack 683mm

Co-Motion Pangea 62cm (26″): Reach 390mm / Stack 603mm

Cinelli Bootleg Hobo XXL: Reach 387mm / Stack 619mm

KHS TR101 L: Reach 387mm / Stack 594mm

Salsa Vaya 60cm: Reach 385mm / Stack 661mm

Rocky Mountain Sherpa XXL: Reach 379mm / Stack 622mm

Brodie Elan 60cm: Reach 375mm / Stack 641mm

Koga Randonneur 63cm (Flat Bar): Reach 372mm / Stack 607mm

Would you like to see our list of XXL Road and Cyclocross Bikes? Head to our XXL Bike Resource.

Do you know someone who finds it hard getting touring bikes small enough? Send them to our small bike resource.


  1. Thanks for the heads up. I actually did plan to put this bike on the list, but didn’t find the geometry charts easily enough at the time. I put a bit more effort in today to add it to the list! It’s interesting that the T-XXL 70cm isn’t the biggest bike here in either the stack or reach – it certainly looks it.

  2. Any recommendations in the sub $1000 range? I’m tall (around 6’6″) but more of a recreational rider finding it difficult to justify some of the MSRPs.

  3. The stack and reach of the Surly LHT are incorrect. According to the surly website, the stack is 658.4mm and the reach is 406.1mm. This is true of the Disc Trucker as well.

  4. I want to give 2 thumbs up to this site for giving this animal the needed information that I was not able to locate on any internet forums and 8 bike shops….I know right? I’m 320 lbs 6’4 and after 2 months of testing I went all in with a Surly Cross Check 62cm http://surlybikes.com/bikes/cross_check Why? It was a bike that I could make the necessary upgrades and/or changes at a reasonable cost without compromising quality. They redesigned the cockpit with a Surly Open Bar 40mm coupled with upper range components. I also changed out the tires with some high end thinner tires to go faster however, looking back the stock tires would have been fine… finished with a Brooks Saddle. Guess what? It fits…you guys understand that, right? It’s huge Tangerine Dream and am not at all worried about vehicles not seeing me. I’m getting dear whistles mounted this weekend.

  5. Columbus fahrrad has also 65cm as standard and 70cm frame as optional on the 11Rohre CrMo (Rohloff or standard). Frame are made in Germany and inherited from Taurus Fahrrad (freizeit). Traditional build with lugs without being into the premium prices. http://www.columbus-bikes.de/. I have a 65 frame.

  6. Hi Julien

    I can’t find any of the geometry details on the Columbus website. Do you mind taking some measurements for me so that I can estimate the stack and reach? I’ll need the headtube length, effective top tube length, bottom bracket height, fork length, chainstay length and wheelbase. More details on these measurements can be found here: https://www.cyclingabout.com/understanding-bicycle-frame-geometry/

    In the mean time I’ll send Columbus an email to try and get accurate details.


  7. Hello,
    headtube length: 205mm
    effective top tube length: 585mm (but if you look at the picture there is a trick, in Germany you measure the size of the frame at the top of the seat tube, and the seat tube has some extra length and the top tub has a slight slope)
    fork length: 420mm
    chainstray length: 470mm
    wheelbase: 1105mm
    bottom bracket height (from the ground?): 287mm
    this is not taken with precision at all!…
    does that sounds like an actual 65cm frame? I did always wonder the fairness of this statement given the seat tube extra length…

  8. Thanks for measuring it up, Julien! Although your details may not be the most accurate, the numbers I’ve worked out seem in line with the top tube and headtube lengths. I’ve calculated that the reach is 402mm and the stack is 658mm. Those measurements work out around the same as a 64cm Surly LHT. 🙂

  9. I like to see the Rivedel companies Atlantis bike listed. It and several other models are perfect touring bikes. Thanks.

  10. Woop , I ‘ve posted my tall Marinoni 65cm ( along with my fatbike ) in the wrong section ,”sport bike” So …some redundancy : I’m simply happy with my 65cm custom marinoni 180mm XT crank . For my 99cm inseam ( it’s 39 ” … haha you think you got long leg ? ) I’m not tall , only 6’5” . I’m set with 35”5/8 center of the BB to the top of the saddle .

  11. I am 6’5, but with a longer upper body, in my case, reach would be more important?

  12. Nice this list! I’m 204cm tall and in the market for a bike. I found some other ones that are not in the list and I’m curious how they compare to these.
    – Contoura Salerno in 66 and 70 cm : geometry data can be found here : https://www.contoura.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/geometriedaten_contoura-2018.pdf
    – Velo-de-Ville CM 450 in 65 and 70 cm : geometry on https://www.velo-de-ville.com/de/standard/cr-mo/premium-cm-450#frame-geometry
    The page for the CM 250 ( exists also in 65 and 70 ) is lacking these infos (I have asked for it by mail)

  13. I’d need the head tube lengths to work out the Contoura Salerno sizing. But they look to be quite large.

    Here’s my estimated sizing for the CM 450:
    Velo-de-Ville 65cm: 425mm / 621mm
    Velo-de-Ville 70cm: 434mm / 644mm

  14. I’ve got an answer from the folks from Contourna about the Salerno’s head tube. 200mm for 66 cm and 230 mm for the 70 cm. Looking forward to see the results in terms of stack and reach. Thanks a lot!

  15. Today a local bikeshop seller claimed that Contoura Salerno and Fahradmanufaktur T-xxl are the same frames. True?

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