The reason I posted was because you didn’t seem to be just making a suggestion-
the bits in bold are a bit dogmatic. And I recall being a beginner on this board being subjected to similar ‘short crank dogmatism’, with experienced riders giving the impression that people start on longer cranks (150s etc) and should ‘progress’ to 125/110 (or even absurdities like 89mm) as they develop.
After feeling inadequate/useless for a while cos I found 125s to simply not work in hilly Sheffield, and, having had a nasty fall due to trying 110s, I decided to stick to what worked for me i.e. 150s.
Now I’ve been riding for 15 years and am myself an experienced rider, still using the 150s, because, they are the best crank for me, on the hilly terrain I ride- and I defy anyone to come up here with their 89mm cranks, or their cokers with 110s, and attempt to ride these hills
Like I said, I thought this ‘short crank=better’ nonsense was over, now there are several very proficient unicyclists who use long cranks posting on here- I just don’t want a relatively new rider feeling inadequate because of it.
Especially given that he lacks the stamina to go 1/2 a mile- I really don’t think shifting to a crank length which will make his unicycle harder to control is necessarily a good move at this stage (though there’s no reaon he shouldn’t give it a try).
Incidently, I agree with your post on the other thread about the quax26 being an excellent uni- I’ve been riding one for the past year myself.
While out on the 29er today, I did switch my dual hole cranks to the 125 setting just to see what it felt like after using the 150s.
On the flat, it certainly meant less leg movement, but, I just didn’t like the less reliable freemounting and the fact that I felt less able to spin the cranks really fast like I do with the 150s, so switched back again. Partly it’s cos part of my motivation for riding is fitness, so even if 150s mean more leg movement and more energy, it’s not a problem, as that’s only good for fitness.
I think though, that I may try the quax 145s out on the 29-er, as I’ve now got a spare set lying around.