I’ve been thinking about making a 26" uni for a long time now. I finally have over 400 bucks to make a descent 26" Muni.
I also could save my money and get a KH geared hub(but dont want to because they are so expensive and wont be out for a long time.).
My other option is to keep this money for plane tickets for next years Moab Muni Fest(my parents said i have to buy the plane tickets for next years Moab Muni Fest so…i could use the money for that and be done with it).
Im leaning twards spending my money on the 26" because…well i want a 26" uni for longer rides. with a 26" it wont be painfully slow like on my 24", but i still can have a good beafy tire and ease of 26" parts(unlike 24" unis).
There is very little difference in the speed from 24"ers to 26"ers. I know someone has figured out the calculation, and I swear I am right in saying that. For longer rides get aa 29" or a 36", I realise that the parts are more restricted.
yea i would definetly get a geared hub if they where out, but they aren’t and wont be for awhile and i cant wait. Even when they do come out, i dont know if i want to fork over $1000 for just a hub. that’s crazy! $1000! or more! for just the hub!
Im betting it will probly be more for the hub alon…Plus you need the special frame! Thats alot of money to be forkin out. Im my opinion if you want a unicycle that can cruise and you can do some muni on then get the KH 29er.
If I had a 24" MUni, I would not bother to build or buy a 26". I bought a 26" in 2003 and didn’t bother to build or buy a 24" since then. The difference is simply not large enough to be worth having two unicycles around for (unless you’re getting into your second dozen unicycles); if you really want your MUni to be faster, just get shorter cranks on it.
Going to Moab vs. not going to Moab is a huge difference. Save the money and go.
If you’re going to build another unicycle, I would keep the 24" the way it is and build a 29er for speed and cross country.
seth, do u still have ur old fusion saddle that came on ur freeride? if so u might as well just by a bunch of parts, and then ud save $55 on the saddle, and could have a uni that works for u pefrectly. because ud get to choose the parts. miles.
yea i would use my old KH fusion and my old seat post to save some money.
About the new frame with those geared hubs, you dont need a new frame, but you do need to shave down a part in your bearing housing. But thats better than buying a whole new frame. its not to hard either, aluminum is soft metal.