I’ve been riding a Club Freestyle 24" like this one since I started unicycling earlier this year. Almost as soon as I could ride more than a few hundred yards consistently, I started thinking about my next uni.
Just like everyone else does.
I was very restrained, though, and decided to wait until I had a better idea what sort of riding I’d be doing, where I would be riding mostly, etc. I’m really glad I did and I certainly haven’t been unduly held back or restricted by the Club (I don’t think), and I’ve taken it on longer cycle path rides and off-road too, and it’s great.
I still want to buy another though, and I’m thinking my preference is heading XC/Muni. I’m having the 24 or 26 or 29 crisis at the moment, but that’s not what this waffle is leading to…
In the meantime, whilst I decide what to get next, I’m going to need to replace the tyre on the Club. It’s worn down somewhat, but I also reckon that a different tyre will help with some of the off-road I’ve been doing, particularly with the winter conditions.
I have no clue about tyres (new to Uni and no b*ke background for transferable skills), so what do you recommend I get? There looks to be quite a bit of clearance from the frame, but what would be the maximum size I could reasonably go for with that frame/rim combination? Should I also replace the inner-tube for something smaller/lighter?
I’ve already added a bolting clamp and replaced the stock pedals - any other changes/upgrades I could do, or would it be simply not worth it? The other obvious one is the saddle, but I don’t have any problems with it, tbh.
Sorry, long-winded way of asking for a tyre rec! Wait until I ask you to solve my 24/26/29 dilemma!