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Old 2014-09-27, 06:46 PM   #16
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I've been doing lots of research the past couple of days on a 29" road uni. I want to move up to a 29" and want to buy a nice one.
What have you short-listed so far?
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Old 2014-09-27, 07:11 PM   #17
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UDC (US) has just started offering a Nimbus 29" Oracle Road LT". I'd like to add brakes but not sure which ones are better. For cranks, maybe 150mm. I want the 127/150 dual hole cranks but those are out of stock. I can free mount my 24" with 152mm cranks but not always. Hopefully I'll be able to handle a 29" uni. I've been riding about 3-4 miles a day on paved trails and want to work up to 12 - 14 mile rides.
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Old 2014-09-27, 11:57 PM   #18
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UDC (US) has just started offering a Nimbus 29" Oracle Road LT". I'd like to add brakes but not sure which ones are better. For cranks, maybe 150mm. I want the 127/150 dual hole cranks but those are out of stock. I can free mount my 24" with 152mm cranks but not always. Hopefully I'll be able to handle a 29" uni. I've been riding about 3-4 miles a day on paved trails and want to work up to 12 - 14 mile rides.
Based on my experience of building a 29 after riding a 24 for a while as a beginner I would say that 150's are too long unless you are going to do a fair amount of XC with climbing. I ended up giving those 150's to Jakob F after realizing I would never use them, and I haven't regretted it once. 125's are very manageable on a road 29 even for steep hills. 100's are harder to push, but if you work up to it they really make the 29er a solid road going machine. I haven't tried 114's, but I would bet they are a good all around set of cranks for speed with control on a 29. I have to admit that sometimes I feel a bit out of control with the 102's I have on my 29er. Even as a beginner I never felt out of control with 125's though.
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Old 2014-09-28, 12:09 AM   #19
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UDC (US) has just started offering a Nimbus 29" Oracle Road LT". I'd like to add brakes but not sure which ones are better. For cranks, maybe 150mm. I want the 127/150 dual hole cranks but those are out of stock. I can free mount my 24" with 152mm cranks but not always. Hopefully I'll be able to handle a 29" uni. I've been riding about 3-4 miles a day on paved trails and want to work up to 12 - 14 mile rides.
If you looking in the $600 dollar range and want to add brakes and or handle bar that would put it close to 800. I would look at this one.

http://unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=116429

http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...&postcount=468

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Old 2014-09-28, 02:55 AM   #20
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I'm sure those are great unicycles. I can tell he put a lot of love into them and they're really tempting, especially the road one, but I think I'd like to have an Oracle frame.
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Old 2014-09-28, 03:03 AM   #21
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Steel is real.

Really though, Oracles are pretty tight. What I will say is that even with a steel frame, the 29er I'm selling is only a pound heavier than the Oracle (15 vs. the 14 UDC claims on the Oracle).
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Old 2014-09-28, 05:09 AM   #22
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Here's a road tire for a fat rim

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Old 2014-09-28, 05:27 PM   #23
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That's a huge tire/hub. It's for road riding?
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Old 2014-09-28, 05:39 PM   #24
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Here's a road tire for a fat rim
Those tyres look awesome, I was tempted to grab a 29'er version at one point!
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Old 2014-09-28, 10:44 PM   #25
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Those tyres look awesome, I was tempted to grab a 29'er version at one point!
There's a smooth fat 29" tire?!
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Old 2014-09-29, 01:42 PM   #26
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Nahh, it's regular 29er size (I think they do a 29x1.9, 2.1 and 2.3 version) It's the same tread design as your smooth 26er fatty, just in a less fat size!
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Old 2014-09-29, 03:49 PM   #27
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Here's a road tire for a fat rim

Nice! That looks just like the soft ground I would ride on. I like the wideness. Looks like a winning combo when half the time I'm on hard ground.

I wouldnt mind getting a 3.0 tire on my 29er. I dont think they exist, dont know why...
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Old 2014-09-29, 04:20 PM   #28
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Nice! That looks just like the soft ground I would ride on. I like the wideness. Looks like a winning combo when half the time I'm on hard ground.

I wouldnt mind getting a 3.0 tire on my 29er. I dont think they exist, dont know why...
There aren't a lot of options for the 29x3.0 tires. I have the Knard, but I really want to try something fatter on my 29". And I would love a fat slick 29er one of these days...
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Old 2014-09-30, 12:17 PM   #29
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Thought I'd throw this in just to clarify my fears. Top of second page, tire blowing off 42mm rim.

http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/sho...t=93481&page=2
I am the poster in the thread referenced above, and I am happy to say that I have had many, many happy miles on my 29er Oracle with the Schwalbe Big Apple tire (2"), and went on to replace it with a new one after wearing the first one out. I ride it with some pretty high pressures (50psi) and found the road crown to be not too much a problem. I think the issue with the tire blowing off related to my inexperience with a Foss tube and my not having been careful to assess proper tire bead seating after the initial inflation of the tire before pumping up to higher pressures. I whole-heartedly recommend the Big Apple.
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Old 2014-09-30, 01:05 PM   #30
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Schwalbe Big apple is a difficult tire to fit on the 47mm rims;
I have one and it's running good, but I'm very light (55kg) and i use two KH wide and thick rim tapes between tube and rim.

On a 42mm rim will probably be a reliable choice.

Take also a look at the Maxxis Grifter 29" tires, it comes in 2" and 2.5" size.
I have one on my KH 20" flatland uni and I love it
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