I must be crazy! (Or 54 going on 15!) I’ve only done this 9-stair jump once, on my 19" trials–and that was scary enough–but today I tried the same jump on my new 29er! (Ok Tucson Uni, here’s a callout for ye! Or anybody 40+ :D) But remember to wear your helmet…I didn’t!
Also steppin’ it up with some aggressive, all-rock technical 29er MUni from my 2nd ride last weekend. And few 9-set misses at the end, plus, Morty chimes in! Enjoy, and drop a comment.
Thanks Jaco. I’m loving the 29er! I also ordered a 29x2.5 wtb “dissent”. It’s heavier, but also much stronger sidewall, and a wire bead. The stout is a “folding bead” tire and the sidewall is single ply. I 'm surprised I didn’t pop it on the drop, haha!
A throwback to my summer of love days!
I still plan on riding south mtn soon!
Haha, that almost sounds fun!
Hey now hold on there youngster! I still have 8 years on ye! I wish I was still only 46, lol!
Yeah it rolls over stuff great! I used that little ramp for a few reasons. the grass was wet, slippery and kinda worn down from previous jumps. I also wanted a bit of a down slope for rolling out. I did clear all 9 stairs, but technically yeah, I see your point. :o
Thanks Danni. I think I could have done it without the ramp, since I did clear all the stairs, but the grass landing area sucked haha.
Thanks I really appreciate your kind words, and everyone else’s too!
I’ll be curious to hear what you think of the dissent. The Stout seemed heavy at first after switching from the Nevegal, but now I don’t notice. A little extra cushion on the drops would be nice.
I rode south mtn at this year’s Phoenix MuniFest. Lots of great technical riding, it was a blast. I rode my 24 for that. It would be interesting to see what I could do on the 29er. It’s gonna be way to hot there until October at this point.
Heck yeah, I’m more than happy with 8! I’m still surprised that I actually even tried it at all, especially with the 29er! It looks like I cleared all 9, on my failed landing at about 1:48, so I’m pretty sure I could do it without the ramp. I might just go try it again, risking my life for the sake of our sport, lol!
yeah the stout, which comes standard on the kh 29er, is a fairly lightweight tire for its size, at 1150 grams. The dissent weighs in at 1540 grams; less than 1 pound heavier than the stout, is wider, and also has a firmer sidewall and twice the sidewall plys.
It is purportedly a much better tire for more extreme MUni, and for drops and gaps, and it won’t be as prone to fold as the stout does. I should have it by mid next week, and I’ll try it out and post a report.
Yeah I would definitely wait until the cooler months. But it’s on my “to-ride MUni list”!