Sorry for all the questions….
I’m thinking that 26” hatchet might be best for the sand and gravel we have here, give me options for different tire sizes later, and pack the wheel smaller being a 559mm.
Is the weight on that monster actually 13.5 pounds?! Seems extremely light for such a big tire.“
Yes, the Hatchet weight can vary a little and up to a pound difference depending on how the tire is made. The fat tires do have thin side walls to offset the tire size to weight ratio, the 26" is the best where max float is needed.
Well, I would love to just pick up a phone and call…but I’m back in Iraq now for nine months with the unicycle.
Obviously I have ruffled some feathers…which maybe is a good thing.
I’m not upset that they may have accidentally posted incorrect weights on their website…
Rather, I VERY specifically emailed Josh with the subject line “CAN YOU PLEASE CONFIRM THE WEIGHT OF THE HATCHET “
It’s nearly 30% heavier! My entire sleep system when I bike pack weighs less than 4 pounds, so it’s a big difference. When I raced mtb and crits I know what a 4 lb difference would be. I have 3 mtb and 1 gravel bike that weigh less than this unicycle.
People like Ken at adventure unicylist who ride distance know the value of shaving pounds when riding. He measures and weighs everything as do most people riding more than a couple of hours. I actually think it may be even more critical on a uni as the balance can be off and less places to carry stuff.
If you feel 4 lbs isn’t much then take a half gallon jug of water and tie it around your neck next time you ride…that’s 4 lbs.
So, Not trying to go on a witch hunt, but I value integrity above all else and when I emailed specifically asking the weight it’s pretty disconcerting that I didn’t get an honest answer.
Would I have purchased it anyway?…probably not. 4lbs is a lot in my experience.
I wonder if a bicycle company sold a carbon fiber super bike advertised at 13.5 lbs and then shipped a 17.2 lb aluminum bike how many people would be ok with it??? Lol.
Anyway, the idea was to let others know so they can make an informed purchase decision….not start a big argument.
Nuf said…buyers beware and confirm via email with a refund policy if weight is not accurate.
Thank you for the responses…I’m going to go ride this heavy beast now.