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Old 2009-09-01, 05:01 AM   #1
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Which wheel size is better for semi-technical muni?

Which wheel size is better semi-technical muni? I'd like to hop, do drops, some gapping, and have good speed. 24 or 26?
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Old 2009-09-01, 06:30 AM   #2
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I have never tried a 26'' but if you do some searching you should find some good info.
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Old 2009-09-01, 10:32 AM   #3
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You have to try it by yourself... Except if you intend to buy a new unicycle right now... I ride everything with my 24'' except uphill with 26'' or 29''. -24'' is the best
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Old 2009-09-16, 06:23 PM   #4
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I have a Nimbus 24" muni and I love it. It's a reasonable price, not too heavy, nice and sturdy and gr8 overall. For technical muni I would recommend 24" if you want to go long distance, like through fields and stuff as opposed to woods, get a 26". TBH choice is up to you.
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Old 2009-09-17, 04:47 AM   #5
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I just got a nimbus 26 muni. So far I've only gotten to ride it on a trail by my house which is fairly mellow, some steep up and down a few roots but tame. I LOVE it. I can finally get enough speed to carry me up small steep hills, I couldn't do that on my 24. It climbs better than my 24 and decends about the same, control-wise. Hopefully I'll get it out on a more technical trail in a few days...

I just noticed your 14, I'm a pretty big guy 6' and 205 lbs, I think the 24 was just a bit small for me. Depending on your size, the 24 may be right. You really can't go wrong with either.

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Old 2009-09-17, 07:01 PM   #6
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From my experience a 24 is easier to control, but a lot of it depends on your size. A 24 will be more agile, but a 26 will help with the climbing. If you are having trouble getting up hills with a 24, you can always put longer cranks on it, which will sacrifice speed for torque. My friend does some pretty steep hills on his 24, but he's running 170mm cranks, so his ride is slow as molasses.
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Old 2009-09-18, 04:07 AM   #7
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I actually prefer my kh29 for the semi-technical stuff - fast, climbs well, and more pedal clearance. It is my favorite uni to ride. For the serious technical stuff, I pull out the 24. I don't have any experience with 26.
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Old 2009-09-23, 05:37 AM   #8
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Old 2009-09-24, 06:39 AM   #9
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^^A trials uni for MUni?

haha, how fast do you go? 3mph?

It's miserable riding any considerable distance on a trials unicycle.
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Old 2009-09-24, 08:37 PM   #10
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From the forum titles listed under "General Discussion", the "Unicycling Articles and Tutorials" forum is described as such:

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Articles about unicycling topics. Feel free to write up a detailed article about a specific unicycling topic.
"Which wheel size is better for semi-technical muni?" doesn't read like an article or a tutorial. This is not the proper forum for asking questions.

If you have questions, first search the Unicyclist.com forums (especially Rec.Sport.Unicycling) to find your answer. Being over a decade old, it is more than likely your answers are already here; in this case there is no reason to start a new thread.

If you can't find your answer (please try at least once for your own benefit), only then should you post your question in Rec.Sport.Unicycling. Not only does it help keep the forums organized, posting in RSU exposes your question to a much wider audience, giving you a chance at a better, more accurate answer.

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Old 2009-09-25, 03:17 AM   #11
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BAM! Search police hit again!

maybe they should fix the search engine so it works more than 20% ...
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Old 2009-09-25, 05:54 AM   #12
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might as well criticize all the other 100 or so threads
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