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Old 2001-07-28, 01:38 PM   #1
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United Off Road vs. Sem XL extra wide?

Hey, anyone have advice on picking one of two 24" Unicycles to get into Muni? Both are available at UNicycle.com.
The United runs $179 and the SemXL runs $319.

Main Features:

United:
Curved Frame (lower risk of inner knee injury)
Rhino Rim with Kenda 24x2.1 tire
Comes with Miyata Seat
Cost: $179

Sem XL extra Wide
Squared Frame like torker (more risk for knee injury)
BFR rim with Gazzolotti 24 x 2.6
Comes with Miyata Seat
Cost: $319

Is it worth it to save the money now by buying the cheaper United and then expect to buy a stronger Unicycle later? or Buy the more expensive Sem XL and expect to stay with that for quite a long time?
I will probably never be able to get to doing drops more than 12" anyway. Drops from picnic tables, probably never(but you never know) I want to learn to hop over obstacles and do some gaping.
Anyone have any comments about the extra wide frame, will this really be strong enough to handle the tork?
Is the "Gazz" worth all the hype?

Thanks

Rod Wylie
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Old 2001-07-29, 03:13 AM   #2
Bruce & Mary Edwards
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I put the Kenda Black Smoke tire (24x2.1) on my United 24" and found that
I seem to constantly fight a lean to one side or the other. I have to run
with at least 40 lbs. because of my body weight. The lean is more
pronounced on hard surfaces (hard packed dirt or otherwise). I've not
tried the Gazz.

Bruce http://move.to/daup

teachndad wrote:
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> Hey, anyone have advice on picking one of two 24" Unicycles to get into[/color]
[color=blue]> Muni? Both are available at UNicycle.com. The United runs $179 and the[/color]
[color=blue]> SemXL runs $319.[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> Main Features:[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> United: Curved Frame (lower risk of inner knee injury) Rhino Rim with[/color]
[color=blue]> Kenda 24x2.1 tire Comes with Miyata Seat Cost: $179[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> Sem XL extra Wide Squared Frame like torker (more risk for knee injury)[/color]
[color=blue]> BFR rim with Gazzolotti 24 x 2.6 Comes with Miyata Seat Cost: $319[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> Is it worth it to save the money now by buying the cheaper United and[/color]
[color=blue]> then expect to buy a stronger Unicycle later? or Buy the more expensive[/color]
[color=blue]> Sem XL and expect to stay with that for quite a long time? I will[/color]
[color=blue]> probably never be able to get to doing drops more than 12" anyway. Drops[/color]
[color=blue]> from picnic tables, probably never(but you never know) I want to learn[/color]
[color=blue]> to hop over obstacles and do some gaping. Anyone have any comments about[/color]
[color=blue]> the extra wide frame, will this really be strong enough to handle the[/color]
[color=blue]> tork? Is the "Gazz" worth all the hype?[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> Thanks[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> Rod Wylie[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> --[/color]
[color=blue]> Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums[/color]
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Old 2001-07-29, 03:27 PM   #3
Nick Cegelka
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Hello,

I just posted on my united a little while ago, but here it goes again. The
$179 united is great, for me. It works great, but might not for everyone.
Ive been doing 3 + foot drops, but I only wiegh 125 or 130 lbs.

Czech my complete review on my syte (another shameless plug, heh heh heh):

http://www.uni-psycho.cityslide.com/...age.cfm/739828

the dash is included in the url, so im pretty sure you need to coppy
and paste it.

if that doesnt work:

http://nick.somewhereintheheavens.com

and click through to "Reviews"

I was also considering the sem when i was looking to buy, but i wasnt sure
how much i was going to be into
it. Now that I am into it, obsessivly even, im glad i got the united
anyways. I can abuse this withgout feeling too bad about it, and im
putting the extra money i saved towards a hunter, or a costom monty
(I've also been working a lot this summer, Damm colege tuition!)

To get into the sport, a united is great, especially if your going to stic
to less than 12" drops.

have fun,

Nick Cegelka

Pyrotechnick13@yahoo.com

NickLikesFire AIM

--- teachndad <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote:
[color=blue]> Hey, anyone have advice on picking one of two 24" Unicycles to get into[/color]
[color=blue]> Muni? Both are available at UNicycle.com. The United runs $179 and the[/color]
[color=blue]> SemXL runs $319.[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> Main Features:[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> United: Curved Frame (lower risk of inner knee injury) Rhino Rim with[/color]
[color=blue]> Kenda 24x2.1 tire Comes with Miyata Seat Cost: $179[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> Sem XL extra Wide Squared Frame like torker (more risk for knee injury)[/color]
[color=blue]> BFR rim with Gazzolotti 24 x 2.6 Comes with Miyata Seat Cost: $319[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> Is it worth it to save the money now by buying the cheaper United and[/color]
[color=blue]> then expect to buy a stronger Unicycle later? or Buy the more expensive[/color]
[color=blue]> Sem XL and expect to stay with that for quite a long time? I will[/color]
[color=blue]> probably never be able to get to doing drops more than 12" anyway. Drops[/color]
[color=blue]> from picnic tables, probably never(but you never know) I want to learn[/color]
[color=blue]> to hop over obstacles and do some gaping. Anyone have any comments about[/color]
[color=blue]> the extra wide frame, will this really be strong enough to handle the[/color]
[color=blue]> tork? Is the "Gazz" worth all the hype?[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> Thanks[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> Rod Wylie[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> --[/color]
[color=blue]> Posted via the Unicyclist Community -[/color]
http://unicyclist.com/forums
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Old 2001-07-30, 02:12 AM   #4
Michael Fuhrmann
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I had exactly the same problem with the kenda 2.1 on my United muni. I
cured the problem by replacing the kenda with another tire (a 2.0 Vee
Rubber). My muni works fine now.

I've read that some tread patterns can lead to an unbalanced ride. I guess
that is the kenda's problem.

"Bruce & Mary Edwards" <yoopers@inwave.com> wrote in message
news:3B637F5B.F3C386FA@inwave.com...
[color=blue]> I put the Kenda Black Smoke tire (24x2.1) on my United 24" and found[/color]
[color=blue]> that I seem to constantly fight a lean to one side or the other. I have[/color]
[color=blue]> to run with at least 40 lbs. because of my body weight. The lean is more[/color]
[color=blue]> pronounced on hard surfaces (hard packed dirt or otherwise). I've not[/color]
[color=blue]> tried the Gazz.[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> Bruce http://move.to/daup[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]>[/color]
[color=blue]> teachndad wrote:[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Hey, anyone have advice on picking one of two 24" Unicycles to get[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > into Muni? Both are available at UNicycle.com. The United runs $179[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > and the SemXL runs $319.[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Main Features:[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > United: Curved Frame (lower risk of inner knee injury) Rhino Rim with[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Kenda 24x2.1 tire Comes with Miyata Seat Cost: $179[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Sem XL extra Wide Squared Frame like torker (more risk for knee[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > injury) BFR rim with Gazzolotti 24 x 2.6 Comes with Miyata Seat[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Cost: $319[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Is it worth it to save the money now by buying the cheaper United and[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > then expect to buy a stronger Unicycle later? or Buy the more[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > expensive Sem XL and expect to stay with that for quite a long time? I[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > will probably never be able to get to doing drops more than 12"[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > anyway. Drops from picnic tables, probably never(but you never know) I[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > want to learn to hop over obstacles and do some gaping. Anyone have[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > any comments about the extra wide frame, will this really be strong[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > enough to handle the tork? Is the "Gazz" worth all the hype?[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Thanks[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Rod Wylie[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > --[/color]
[color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums[/color]
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