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Old 2007-12-02, 10:04 PM   #1
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which 36er

im looking at buying my first 36 inch unicycle, which one would you buy? 36" UDC Unicycle reduced from to £250 to £200
36" quax std reduced from £200 to £175
or do i save for a nimbus 36"
or maybe the new cokers
or and older coker?
a video on youtube which i think is great www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck8bM97Hh3I
any other ideas on which 36er to buy?
so far i have owned a 20 inch unicycle and now a 26 inch unicycle ,i broke the 20 inch unicycle . i ride my 26 inch to work everyday.
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Old 2007-12-02, 11:57 PM   #2
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im looking at buying my first 36 inch unicycle, which one would you buy? 36" UDC Unicycle reduced from to £250 to £200
36" quax std reduced from £200 to £175
or do i save for a nimbus 36"
or maybe the new cokers
or and older coker?
a video on youtube which i think is great www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck8bM97Hh3I
any other ideas on which 36er to buy?
so far i have owned a 20 inch unicycle and now a 26 inch unicycle ,i broke the 20 inch unicycle . i ride my 26 inch to work everyday.
Personally, I'd opt for the UDC one for £200. That's quite a bargain at that price, and you can easilly upgrade the frame to the blue Nimbus one at a later date if you find that is limiting your riding in any way.

It's well worth upgrading the seat post to one which can take the T7 handle (ie a rail type) for whichever option you go for. The T7 makes life soooo much nicer.

What kind of distance are you commuting on the 26er? Do you want the bigger wheel for just commuting, or are you planning on more distance/touring?

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Old 2007-12-03, 12:56 AM   #3
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jerome how far is ride to work?

In your search for a larger wheel consider the following...

How far is your commute. Will you be riding in downtown traffic.

Consider having a comfortable seat (KH Freeride) and perhaps a T7 bar for commuting and touring.

Give some thought to a 29" as well as a 36". A 29" is versitile and good in heavy downtown traffic. Plus its also capable long distance ride. For me (vertically challenged) I can free mounting a 29" reasonably well and navigate hills, corners, bridges, crosswalk bumps, descend hills, and climb curbs.

If you want to commute to work and do serious long distance a 36" is the right choice. Especially if you know other 36" riders.
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Old 2007-12-04, 05:25 PM   #4
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I don't think any of those 3 options come with airfoil rims, and you will definitely want to upgrade that. The rim is way more important than the frame.

Go with the Nimbus with an airfoil rim.

http://www.unicycle.co.uk/shop/shopd...?catalogid=896

It is more costly, but definitely worth it.
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Old 2007-12-04, 06:17 PM   #5
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The Qu-Ax its realy good and not so expencive
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Old 2007-12-04, 06:43 PM   #6
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Personally, I'd opt for the UDC one for £200. That's quite a bargain at that price, and you can easilly upgrade the frame to the blue Nimbus one at a later date if you find that is limiting your riding in any way.

It's well worth upgrading the seat post to one which can take the T7 handle (ie a rail type) for whichever option you go for. The T7 makes life soooo much nicer.

What kind of distance are you commuting on the 26er? Do you want the bigger wheel for just commuting, or are you planning on more distance/touring?

STM
That's what I did. I opted for the cheap one then upgraded the frame. Twice. Then I upgraded to the WSCW, and then I upgraded the seat the pedals and the brake. Then I upgraded the seat post and the seat. I think I did a few more things that have slipped my mind.
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Old 2007-12-04, 06:54 PM   #7
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I don't think anyone really knows

This isn't the best time to buy a 36. There is rumors of new stuff in Jan. Hopefully by then we will have some rider reviews on the new Cokers. The spec's and price of the alum Coker looks good to me. I haven't heard of anyone riding one yet though.

I know it's not fun when you are in a buying mood to wait, but we will all know a lot more in a couple months then we do now. I would guess there may even be a few used 36's for sale then.
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Old 2007-12-04, 07:55 PM   #8
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excited about getting 36 inch wheel

my commute isnt very far to work, few miles , it doesnt warrant a 36 inch wheel.
but i really want one .
is a 29 inch going to be much different to a 26 inch uni?
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Old 2007-12-04, 11:05 PM   #9
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my commute isnt very far to work, few miles , it doesnt warrant a 36 inch wheel.
but i really want one .
is a 29 inch going to be much different to a 26 inch uni?
It will be different, but I dont know if it will be different enough to make you feel that it was worth your money.

If you get a coker, you will have another almost foot of wheel size.

IMO: go for the coker
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Old 2007-12-04, 11:16 PM   #10
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It will be different, but I dont know if it will be different enough to make you feel that it was worth your money.

If you get a coker, you will have another almost foot of wheel size.

IMO: go for the coker
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Old 2007-12-05, 01:43 AM   #12
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26 , 29 or 36

Ok, so you have a 26" today.

Lets see
Freemounting, idling, downhill, and start and stopping requires more effort to perfect on both 29" and 36"

The reason is the wheel size and extra inerta that you have to overcome once you have the wheel spinning.

For short and long distance the 29" is a capable machine. It is a well rounded performer but it lacks the higher end speed that a 36" wheel is capable of. I have riden over 53km's on a 29" without problem.

If I had a course that I wanted to ride that had hills and some off road opportunities I'd choose the 29".

If I had a course that was pure long distance and required an average riding speed greater that 12km/hr then I'd take a 36".

In the end a 29" and 36" has strength and weekness. It's up to the riders abilities to make the best of his/her unicycle.

Good luck on your choice.
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