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Old 2012-05-24, 08:35 PM   #1
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SIF jump and tyre choices

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First, I was wondering after my today's ride if there are any major differences between tyres. I started riding street and trial stuff this spring after 3 years of just basic stuff. I'm riding a few years old stock qu-ax crossfire 20" uni with 2 1/2" wide tire and a kh street gel seat. The question is, would a 2.5" tyre help on high jumping?

My second point is about the tuck. I've found a lot of help here searching but there are couple of things to which i couldn't find answers. I do think i do at least some tucking since i land my hops with the seat next to my chest. My records are about 50cm right now. The thing i was wondering is that i don't happen to hop much higher than the ledge i'm jumping into, no matter on what height it is but every time i feel like i'm ready for next step i land it on first try. So is it just inside my head or is there possibly any improvement in my hops and/or in tucking technique?

If it helps anyone, i'm 175cm tall, weighing about 63kg. Sorry for long post and thanks in advance!
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Old 2012-05-25, 02:25 AM   #2
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The Crossfire comes w/ a 20X2.25 tire and I don't think anybody makes a 20X2.5

Trials tires are all 19X2.5, they are often called 20's, and no a trials tire will not fit on a 20" rim or visa versa.

Could a trials tire help you get more spring in your hop? Possibly, depends on the tire.

Check out Sponge's trials tire thread.
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Old 2012-05-25, 03:00 AM   #3
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Yeah sorry my bad, i meant 2.25" and yes, i also know that they are 19" so i was considering about buying a new uni at some point, perhaps in the summer... But thanks for that thread I'll take a look!
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Old 2012-05-25, 08:44 AM   #4
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The Crossfire comes w/ a 20X2.25 tire and I don't think anybody makes a 20X2.5
You can get a 2.4 though http://www.unicycle.uk.com/unicycle-...-2-4-tyre.html
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Old 2012-05-25, 05:41 PM   #5
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Ah, thanks for that Seems like a good compromise for now since it's quite cheap and probably still better than my current one!
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