My first SUNI (Snow Uni Cycling, or maybe SMUNI, Snow MUNI?):
Supported by 408 studs:
Wow thats an awesome tire.
bet that tire has tons of traction in the snow and mud
I would imagine it could do more damage than your average pedal strike in a bad UPD
Yes but I would say it’s much less likely in winter conditions to UPD with this tire. Knobby studded tires bite aggressively into everything and give stupid amounts of traction. I’ve riddent them on an emtb I had in the past (more speed and force for a crash) and found my handling to be even better on one of these.
Today’s ride on the lake.
Time will show! Have you ever heard of any pessimist deciding to try unicycling?
Had a blast riding in the snow today.
It was 10 cm of snow (that’s 4 inches in medieval units).
Riding downhill was such a fun.
Slight uphills were rideable, but I could only mount on declines.
On steeper uphills I felt like Sir walkalot.
Some more on https://photos.app.goo.gl/SxiC8KrpV7NYu6Yb6
Yeah, nice to ride on snow with unis. I don’t see snow in this year.
Well done guys, great to see you out enjoying yourselves - lifts the spirits, especially the all weather riding too
We only had snow (and below zero degrees) for a few days so now its back to wet and windy…
Took a 5km detour to pickup my kid from kindergarten (which is ~500m from home )
Also 2nd ride with my newly rebuilt 27.5" wheel.
Stumbled upon a Bulls Hattori Carbon (45mm inner width) at a great discount, and with nearly same ERD as my previous Spank Race 33 (28mm inner width) so spokes could be reused.
Btw. its a hookless rim and it has this printed sticker…
Anyway I mounted it with a (also new for me) Panaracer Fat B-Nimble 27.5x3.5" (only measuring 74mm like a 3.0")! Fit’s nicely on the rim and it’s a not even a tubeless tire.
Will do some more experimentation with other tires with a bit more structure. The B-Nimble is a bit “bouncy” which is to be expected for a wide and lightweight tire.
Nice – I like the spoke nipples matched to the frame.
Maybe as a precaution, I will have plates along all my arm and leg bones. Then even if the bones break, the plates will keep them in place and I can keep going. Uhm I reckon you must have grown to full length before such a plate can be installed, Or the bone will grow away from it right…
If you have a plate of your bone it’s not the best because when you are falling of the plate the bone break not where the plate is, the plate is ending and then the bone break after the plate. You can ride uni with the plate but it’s not so comfortable. You don’t fall off the bone with the plate it’s painfull. I know that… it’s not the best way that work and iit’s not good for your body.
But don’t fall off your uni that’s the best way.
Ohh yeah. Denmark is nice wet and foggy this time of the year. Just snapped this picture an hour ago while out riding.
How is that Vee rubber tyre working for you, Hammer? Any camber on it?
Riding the T-Monster ~40psi (I’m ~78kg) I don’t experience any camber issues. I have not tried other 36" tires so I can only compare to my smaller Unis. And some of those tires does give me some degree of self steering that you need to fight.
I know that the King George Ultimate 36" is a bit lighter but so far my conclusion after trying various 29"/27.5"/24" tires is that lightweight is not necessarily better. Tires with very thin sidewalls can feel bouncy.
Looks amazing but it seems to me there is too many wheels on the bike…