What is the height of the current MX/SX riders ?.

6/17/2019 2:50am Edited Date/Time 7/13/2022 10:15pm
After reading the last post regarding #92 reasons to like AC....vvvv


Sluggo77 wrote:

Adam is the golden boy among fanboys while Webb is most everyone's villain because he said an insensitive thing about AC.

Calling a 5’3 guy, a Villain sounds funny lol

Is Coop really 5'3? if so thats a great feat,to be able to manhandle a bike at that level is hard work.
So just wondering what is the height and weight of the pros?
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6/17/2019 3:00am
You needed to pay more attention to Ralph during Supercross.
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6/17/2019 3:02am
There are 42 riders in each class at the outdoors....anyone in particular that you need the height of? - Google search brother.

The average height of the lot is gonna be a ball ache so with that said, I'm out.
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6/17/2019 3:11am
I had a program from a supercross around 2001? and it had all the riders stats/height/weight. I wrote them down on little file cards I made like a Rolodex because I was a weird kid. I’d say the average height was around 5’9” though
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6/17/2019 3:21am
EZZA 95B wrote:
You needed to pay more attention to Ralph during Supercross.
Your right,.. if i ever want to know what number Coop is,what color his ktm is,who his sponsors are,who trains him and even where Ralph and RC went to dinner the night before Ralphs the man, but never heard him mention Coops height.
Just pulling ya leg,,
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6/17/2019 4:49am
You really thought Webb was 5'3? Even the smallest riders aren't 5'3, closest is probably Amart @ 5'4.
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6/17/2019 8:46am Edited Date/Time 6/17/2019 8:46am
You really thought Webb was 5'3? Even the smallest riders aren't 5'3, closest is probably Amart @ 5'4.
I know this is off topic...but, I know that RC always said his being short and short legged hurt him a lot in the whoops. Does Martin have problems in the whoops the same way?
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7/13/2022 6:09am
DAE hate tall guys?

short kings holding it down in the moto world!

7/13/2022 6:14am
There hasn’t been a premier class AMA champion over 6 feet tall since the late Mike Bell in 1980. RIP
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About tree foot fiddy
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7/13/2022 6:21am
There hasn’t been a premier class AMA champion over 6 feet tall since the late Mike Bell in 1980. RIP
Isn't JA21 over 6' tall?
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7/13/2022 6:26am
I done tried to tell the boy to put down dem smokes tho
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7/13/2022 6:26am
There hasn’t been a premier class AMA champion over 6 feet tall since the late Mike Bell in 1980. RIP
Red141 wrote:
Isn't JA21 over 6' tall?
I stood next to him recently, and at 6’3”, I was much taller than him. His bio says 6’2”, though, so I guess I’m wrong.
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There hasn’t been a premier class AMA champion over 6 feet tall since the late Mike Bell in 1980. RIP
Red141 wrote:
Isn't JA21 over 6' tall?
I stood next to him recently, and at 6’3”, I was much taller than him. His bio says 6’2”, though, so I guess I’m wrong.
From this years program
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7/13/2022 8:08am
There hasn’t been a premier class AMA champion over 6 feet tall since the late Mike Bell in 1980. RIP
Red141 wrote:
Isn't JA21 over 6' tall?
I stood next to him recently, and at 6’3”, I was much taller than him. His bio says 6’2”, though, so I guess I’m wrong.
6’2” with Alpinestars on
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The tallest ride I ever seen was Travis Preston...
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They are all midgets - because Japanese midget test riders developed the platform that has evolved to the current day bikes - made for midgets. To make one go super fast - you have to be a midget.

If it was up to me there would be an additional 2 inches of travel and 23" front 20-21" rear wheel.
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7/13/2022 10:40am
Need RC to give their exact measurements in the booth when he talks about riders with long legs in the whoops 😭 “look at Sexton go, he’s got those looooooong legs that help him get through the whoops fast.”
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7/13/2022 10:46am
Pretty sure Jason Anderson is 6'0
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7/13/2022 11:15am Edited Date/Time 7/13/2022 11:20am
Most of the pros are under 6'. There are a handful over 6' like Jason Anderson (6'2"), Adam Plessinger (6'2") and AC (6'1"). Most of the time, this sport favors a lower center of gravity. Where height really becomes an advantage is in deep rollers like at Red Bud and Spring Creek. Very little advantage to being tall in SX.

This sport is, by and large, a short man's sport. Lower center of gravity/mass is always going to be advantageous on these machines and for what the sport demands.

I'm 6'6" and the best advice I ever got was to "ride as small as I can." Racing off-road it was beneficial but anytime I was on a track, my height was a big disadvantage and, I'm convinced, led to some crashes where my CG was out of whack and put me on the ground. I had my forks tuned to account for my added height because when I'm leaning forward over the bars off-road style, I'm waaaay over the bars. Usually ran a slightly stiffer fork spring because of this.
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7/13/2022 11:51am
Most of the pros are under 6'. There are a handful over 6' like Jason Anderson (6'2"), Adam Plessinger (6'2") and AC (6'1"). Most of the...
Most of the pros are under 6'. There are a handful over 6' like Jason Anderson (6'2"), Adam Plessinger (6'2") and AC (6'1"). Most of the time, this sport favors a lower center of gravity. Where height really becomes an advantage is in deep rollers like at Red Bud and Spring Creek. Very little advantage to being tall in SX.

This sport is, by and large, a short man's sport. Lower center of gravity/mass is always going to be advantageous on these machines and for what the sport demands.

I'm 6'6" and the best advice I ever got was to "ride as small as I can." Racing off-road it was beneficial but anytime I was on a track, my height was a big disadvantage and, I'm convinced, led to some crashes where my CG was out of whack and put me on the ground. I had my forks tuned to account for my added height because when I'm leaning forward over the bars off-road style, I'm waaaay over the bars. Usually ran a slightly stiffer fork spring because of this.
A short man's sport!?

Getting on my KX250 is akin to mounting a Clydesdale. Let's split the difference and call it a medium man's sport (~5'8" - 5'10").
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motokiwi wrote:
They are all midgets - because Japanese midget test riders developed the platform that has evolved to the current day bikes - made for midgets. To...
They are all midgets - because Japanese midget test riders developed the platform that has evolved to the current day bikes - made for midgets. To make one go super fast - you have to be a midget.

If it was up to me there would be an additional 2 inches of travel and 23" front 20-21" rear wheel.
Dude this is a Wendy’s restaurant.
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7/13/2022 12:28pm
I was looking at random heights on RacerX the other day. AC9 is probably the biggest overall guy in the class at 6’1”, 175. Ap7 is 6’2”, 155.
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Munson'd wrote:
I was looking at random heights on RacerX the other day. AC9 is probably the biggest overall guy in the class at 6’1”, 175. Ap7 is...
I was looking at random heights on RacerX the other day. AC9 is probably the biggest overall guy in the class at 6’1”, 175. Ap7 is 6’2”, 155.
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7/13/2022 2:45pm
Adam Enticknap I would think would be in this range as well 6'2, 200+
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7/13/2022 2:49pm
How big was Alessi? He always pulling holeshots.
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7/13/2022 2:54pm
Big Lenny wrote:
The tallest ride I ever seen was Travis Preston...
remember David Knight in the enduro scene? dude was massive haha
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7/13/2022 3:03pm Edited Date/Time 7/13/2022 3:04pm
There hasn’t been a premier class AMA champion over 6 feet tall since the late Mike Bell in 1980. RIP
Red141 wrote:
Isn't JA21 over 6' tall?
I stood next to him recently, and at 6’3”, I was much taller than him. His bio says 6’2”, though, so I guess I’m wrong.
I saw him sitting next to the rig in the Southwick pits a couple years back with his jersey off and man he seemed tiny. When you watch the races he seems like one of the bigger guys in stature.
7/13/2022 3:06pm
remember David Knight in the enduro scene? dude was massive haha
David Knight is 6'4"

Height is a big advantage in hard enduro. Tippy tapping those long legs on rocks is very advantageous.
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7/13/2022 3:26pm Edited Date/Time 7/13/2022 3:27pm
No way Anderson is 6'2 lmao. I know the perspective isn't perfect here but in no team shoot photos will you see Anderson looking taller than Wilson who is generally listed as 5'11 or 6ft.


If he had to guess he's about 5'11. He must be measuring himself by boxing/ufc standards.

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