24 or 26 inch wheel

Hi,

I’ve been riding my 20 inch for about a year now, and although it’s great for
learning new skills etc. it’s not really suited to doing any distance or
anything off-road, so I’m thinking of buying another with larger wheel.

Does anyone have any advice about whether 24 or 26 inch is more suitable for
general purpose use (i.e. a few tricks, some distance, some light off-road)?

Any advice would be welcome

Regards

Mick

RE: 24 or 26 inch wheel

> Does anyone have any advice about whether 24 or 26 inch is more suitable for
> general purpose use (i.e. a few tricks, some distance, some light off-road)?

With 24" you get more choice of unicycles. With 26" you get more choice of
tires. With the combination of things you listed above, I would suggest a 24"
Miyata. That is my cycle of choice for all-around.

If your main form of riding is to cover distance, then go for the 26".

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone


jfoss@unicycling.com http://www.unicycling.com

Re: 24 or 26 inch wheel

mick.whitehead@nokia.com wrote

>Does anyone have any advice about whether 24 or 26 inch is more suitable
for
>general purpose use (i.e. a few tricks, some distance, some light
off-road)?

I’m still pretty new at this (4-5 months), so take what I say accordingly.

I do recreational riding, moderate distances (a couple of miles maybe) often
riding with my children on their bicycles. My unicycle is a 24" and sometimes I
feel like I’m pedaling myself to death trying to keep up. It’s good exercise,
but occasionally frustrating. If I ride by myself, it’s not such a big deal.
I’ve been wanting to upgrade to a nicer unicycle and I’m seriously considering
getting one with a larger wheel.

While I’d like something like a Coker, in accessing my needs, I realized that
one of the things I enjoy about the unicycle is that I can keep it handy in the
trunk of my car all the time. So if I get a Coker, I’d also like to have
something smaller that I can keep in my car (or get a bigger car <g>). I’ve been
thinking a lot about the Semcycle 26", or maybe the Sem XL 26 or 28". BUT I
don’t do a lot of tricks, I just like to ride. The 24’s ok, but I’m just not
quite fast enough on it (maybe with some shorter cranks, and some more
practice… <g>)

Greg

Re: 24 or 26 inch wheel

mick.whitehead@nokia.com wrote:
: I’ve been riding my 20 inch for about a year now, and although it’s great for
: learning new skills etc. it’s not really suited to doing any distance or
: anything off-road, so I’m thinking of buying another with larger wheel. Does
: anyone have any advice about whether 24 or 26 inch is more suitable for
: general purpose use (i.e. a few tricks, some distance, some light off-road)?

As you have a 20 already for tricks and hockey, why not go for a 26 for muni and
distance, that way you have both and can lend one of them to friends who want a
go. two unis don’t take up any more space than one in the shed or behind a door,
just top and tail them. Tranfering tricks up to the 26 is not to hard, and you
get a good choice of tyre on 26s as well.

I had a 24 first and started muniing on it, getting the 26 was great, more speed
and more clearance on those ruts, more space for a mud covered tyre too. sarah

Re: 24 or 26 inch wheel

I figure, just work your way up…20-24-26-28-36-48-56… One can never have
enough uni’s and you will always be happy!!!

Gregory Poche’ O–(

mick.whitehead@nokia.com wrote in message
<20173FD03122D311B3C60008C7D9B29F07D9E1@caeis03nok>…
>Hi,
>
>I’ve been riding my 20 inch for about a year now, and although it’s great for
>learning new skills etc. it’s not really suited to doing any distance
or
>anything off-road, so I’m thinking of buying another with larger wheel.
>
>Does anyone have any advice about whether 24 or 26 inch is more suitable
for
>general purpose use (i.e. a few tricks, some distance, some light
off-road)?
>
>Any advice would be welcome
>
>Regards
>
>Mick

Re: 24 or 26 inch wheel

“G.Poche” wrote:

> I figure, just work your way up…20-24-26-28-36-48-56… One can never have
> enough uni’s and you will always be happy!!!

You forgot the 8 and 16 !

I am as far as the 36 now.

Roger

Re: 24 or 26 inch wheel

Roger Davies <roger.davies@octacon.co.uk> wrote:

>“G.Poche” wrote:
>
>> I figure, just work your way up…20-24-26-28-36-48-56… One can never have
>> enough uni’s and you will always be happy!!!
>
>You forgot the 8 and 16 !
>
>I am as far as the 36 now.

Here are the somewhat common unicycle wheel sizes (in inches of course):

8-12-16-20-24-26-27-28-34-36-40-42-46-48-51-56

Every serious unicyclist should try to collect them all.

Should 18 and 22 be included as well? Any obvious omissions?

Sincerely,

Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com

Re: 24 or 26 inch wheel

Ken Fuchs (kfuchs@winternet.com) wrote:
: Here are the somewhat common unicycle wheel sizes (in inches of course):
: 8-12-16-20-24-26-27-28-34-36-40-42-46-48-51-56 Every serious unicyclist should
: try to collect them all. Should 18 and 22 be included as well? Any obvious
: omissions?

30 inch, a damm fine size sold by siegmono, no i don’t have one yet but Trevs is
a very nice ride. One seriously rare one however is the DM 6 foot wheel, he
brought it with him to the BMW, there may be a photo on the BMW page or linked
from there on simon or lars pages.

sarah

BMW2 12 -14th may 2000. www.vimes.u-net.com/bmw/html