For those looking to have more fun and a better workout than you can on any other wheel size, give the UW36" a shot. It takes a bit of getting used to but, as I said a year or so prior to the Coker becoming the hot wheel size. The UW36" can be taken on or off road and is capable of doing most of the same things being done with a standard 36" wheel and most other wheel sizes.
One bonus I love most about riding the UW36 is, not needing to wear riding shorts and not having to deal with any seat discomfort.
I’ve been working hard to conditioning myself to be able to achive some good distance rides on and off road. I remember Dave Bagley bringing his UW26" out to a bunch of my Long Island MUni rides. He rocked!
Just like the Coker. You don’t know how awesome something is until
You try it.
Yes, it’s an amazing burn. But, just like anything else, the more you practice the better and further you will get.
Conditioning, conditioning, conditioning!
I ride till I can’t take the burn, then take a short rest and do it all over again and again and again. Do that every day with a day off here and there and your stamina will increase faster than you can imagin (true for running, unicycling, biking,etc). Try to remember when you first started unicycling, you couldn’t do nearly the distance you can do now without dismounting.
As far as distance, Dave Bagley came out to a bunch of my Long Island MUni rides and cruised on his 26UW. He covered some good distance off-road. I do a few miles a day at the moment. On April 3rd I have a 42 mile fundaraiser (Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation) ride planned. I plan on doing a good chunck of it on my 36UW and the rest on my Coker.
The feel of cruising at Coker speeds is unimaginable! Not 13mph+ at the moment but, fast enough without a frame or seat.
I didnt forget about you.
I wanted to get you a price yesturday but, I built the last UW36 with the airfoil rim and Coker tire. I also haven’t powder coated it yet.
I’m pricing the build with the Night rider tire and rim instead. It will make the wheel even lighter.
After another conversation Monday with my powder coater and fabricator I will have a few options including dual hole cranks (125/150).
Hold on tight, it’s well worth the wait.
Why don’t you come out to my workshop tomorrow (Sat) 11:00am to give my UW a spin in the meantime?
This sounds pretty awesome. I remember joking with others on a MUni ride a year or so ago that we need to get into UW MUni.
Don’t you have to deal with “tire discomfort” if you UPD? The 29" size seems a lot less scary to me because it’s smaller than my inseam, although I’ve never ridden more than a couple revolutions in a gym.
Yes, each will be custom fabricated out of aluminum.
The UW36 will be manufactured using the Night Rider rim(aluminum) and tire (Coker Button is also an option at n/c). The std pedals being used are either Gussett Slim Jims, Animal Pedals. A pedal upgrade is available to the light weight Magnesium Wellgo MG-1’s. Upgrade cost to be determined. Pedals are modified by cutting the threaded part of the spindle and custom welding a longer thread to allow for adjustments in or away from the tire.
This is one serious and FUN machine!!
Cost $575.00 US
Delivery will be 2-4 weeks from order date.
Custom powder coating is available, pricing will be posted at the beginning of this coming week.
There is one UW36 going to be available using a pre-owned Airfoil rim, Coker button tire and Snafu pedals. Let me know if you have interest in this one a.s.a.p.