The Chief Man 7 Speed is the ideal beach cruiser bike for tall men, with its extended length frame and forward pedaling. Although the chief has a short frame at only 19”, the added length and the 4” forward pedaling design makes this an ideal ride for men 5’4” – 6’4”. It is also an exceptionally comfortable cruiser for riders who fall in that height range because of the forward pedaling setup. The seven speeds and handbrakes make the Chief Men’s 7 Speed more versatile than a standard beach cruiser. Hills and long distance rides will be suited well for this beach cruiser bike.
The frame design of the Chief is clean and sleek, with a touch of the classic elements mixed with newer designed elements. The length of the frame is the most noticeable element, while it still resembles the standard riding position design, it differs slightly because of how pedals are shifted 4” in front of the rider’s hips. Generally, the pedals sit directly below the rider’s hips, requiring the rider to push directly downward to pedal. In the case of the Chief Men’s 7 Speed, the pedals are moved forward, so the rider will push slightly down and slightly forward on the pedals to get the bike moving. This does a few things. Firstly it creates added leg room for riders with longer legs because without having to raise their seat they will get 4” additional inches of leg extension. Secondly, it creates a more laid back riding position, the rider can still have a straight back, but they have their feet kicked forward a little making the position a little more relaxed taking some of the pressure off the hips of the rider. Also, because the pedals are moved forward, riders can keep the seat lower, thus stay lower to the ground while still getting good leg extension. This provides some riders a great sense of stability. While different than a standard cruiser frame, the Chief is a very comfortable bike, especially suitable for taller men. This is a big, long cruiser great for the men who want something they can get comfortable on but also look good cruising around on.