I’ll be getting my first Muni in a couple of days from now (I’ll pick in
up at NewMilford bike shop, PA, Woohooo !). I am getting a little bit
anxious about riding with a ridged tire though. Last fall I put a
cheap-o mud tire on my cheap-o uni and I wasn’t able to ride it on
pavement. I even had a hard time on trails : It kept attracting me to
the right… I could ride quite easily with the stock tire though… Is
it likely that I will experience the same with the Gazz 24x2.6 ? I know
that tire issues have been discussed a couple of times and that it
seemed encouraging (at least with the Gazz…) but I would appreciate
some input on the transition between a 24x1.75 slick and the Gazz
Have you tried riding the dirt tyre at a wide range of pressures? I wonder if it may be on the hard side- I’v found that tread patter effects are less with lower pressure. Of coarse, odd effects may occure at extreamly low pressure- the tyre may fold over and pitch you even on gental turns. By contrast, Lewis discovered that he likes his 3" Gazz hard- go figure.
I ride a gazz 24x2.6, and i have no prob roding on either pavement or dirt. The only thing i hate is how if i roll through some mud, it stays in the tread, and i cant get it out till i find a high powered hose. Any suggestions?
Yeah I’ve tried it. I tried different pressures (very low to very high). My
conclusion was that the tread on that cheap tire was not any good for
unicycling… I was just wondering if anyone had that experience and if the
Gazz was better than any other ridged tire for unicycling or if, on the
other hand, I might expect a hard transition even with the Gazz… (hope
> Have you tried riding the dirt tyre at a wide range of pressures? I
> wonder if it may be on the hard side- I’v found that tread patter
> effects are less with lower pressure. Of coarse, odd effects may
> occure at extreamly low pressure- the tyre may fold over and pitch you
> even on gental turns. By contrast, Lewis discovered that he likes his
> 3" Gazz hard- go figure.
> Let us know if the pressure makes any difference.
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The problem you are having is probably due to the camber of the road. The
flatter (or more square) the profile of the tire, the greater this problem will
be. A tire with a round profile will have less of a problem. Some knobby tires
have a row of knobs down the center of the tire–these tires are especially bad
I find my 26x2.7 Gazz is pretty good on pavement–though I try to avoid
it–unless I have too much air in it.