And after all that hassle of deciding what I wanted with my nimbus 36 etc, I changed my mind. I saw this video; http://youtube.com/watch?v=c0ta1C1gftY, and decided I wanted a KH29. I think I just like how it’s not as big, so is slightly more manoeuvrable, and still has good speed… and as we know it’s a ‘‘hybrid’’. (Too many ands, I know).
Well other people seem to love theirs, so I hope i’ll enjoy mine equally.
Great choice, Im sure you will love it. I realy love mine. Im not even going to start writing the great things about it because the list will be too long. Did you go for the twin hole cranks? Are you going to fit it with a break?
There is NOTHING like a 36er! Don’t be fooled into buying a cheaper touring alternative unless you live and ride where grades are consistently in the double digits. The difference between a 36er and a 29er is like the difference between your 20" and a twelve". If you want to tour, which would you rather ride? 29 is fun - but 36 is serious kicks!
So much of it will depend on your riding style. Nothing beats a 36 for long distance road riding. I even know a couple of people who have enough control on a 36 to ride Muni but a whole lot of people can and do ride serious Muni on 29ers. I have a homebuilt 29er and a N36. 9 times outa 10 I grab the 29er. Just love it. My preference is towards trail riding rather than LDR (long distance road) riding.
Congrats on ordering a KH29. Awesome and versitile unicycle.
Well, I’ve read about the BA 2.0 and … 2.35? tyres (2.0 being the preference), but are there any other tyres anyone can recommend or should it be satisfatory with the stock tyre? To me the stock tyre doesn’t look thick enough to grip on steep hills like my CC would - but I haven’t had experience on it…
First impressions - it’s great. Impressed with the speed, seatpost is a bit too high so there’s a bit of the old chafage - but i’ll cut it down (It’s so scary(at first…)). I need to tighten the spokes tomorrow just to be safe.
One thing i’m not impressed with if the aching in my knees:p
The aching in my knees was pretty intense when I first got my 29er. It’s subsided some, but on steep hills the pain returns. I recently switched to longer cranks (165s) and that really seems to have helped with the pain. If I ever get to a point where stomping up a hill with the 165s becomes easy, I’ll give the 150s another try.