Dear forum! Not sure where to post this question.
I have been a happy owner of an Equinox trials unicycle for the last 5 years. During that time, my technique and riding preferences have solidified. I am now questioning the need for a 19" tire and am contemplating installing a 20" wheel and tire in the Equinox frame.
I am not a big jumper. I am good with going up and down things less than about 1 foot, and I assume this wouldn’t damage a 20" rim with a tire under reasonable pressure.
I currently run 35 PSI on my 19" tire. I am wondering if the response and turning would be significantly different with a 20" setup. In particular, I wonder if, during sudden changes of direction or during tight turns, there would be improvement in response on the 20" setup.
I don’t have a 20" setup to compare. My only comparison is with my 24". It has a lighter, more rounded tire with a lower profile. The 24" tire is 2’1", not significantly wider than the rim. Comparing my 24" setup to my 19" may be comparing apples and oranges, but the 24" feels more responsive. My theory is that a 20" rim/tire setup on my Equinox would improve the responsiveness.
So, to anyone who’s ridden a variety of conditions on both 20" and 19" setups, could you please comment on the differences, if they exist? And if you think the differences are negligible when the 19" trials tire is under higher pressure, I’d like to know that, too.
Thanks for your input!