I have a semcycle xl 28" uni. I am keen to try out a 29" tyre but I am not sure if it will fit. Before I go to the expense of buying one just to find out that it will not fit I thought that I would try here.
Who knows what is the fattest / biggest tyre that will fit onto my unicycle? Brands and tyre sizes would be helpful.
A prize will be awarded to the person who can best answer my question (the prize will have to be collected from my place as I am too lazy to post it).
AFAIK anything you can buy will fit. I measured a mounted, pressurized Big Apple and the Sem XL frame and there should be plenty of room. If I get the time (not likely right now) I’ll try to swap wheels and take a pic. The Big Apple, AFAIK, is the fattest available.
The Nano is an excellent tyre both on and off-road. It’s light and quick. It also doesn’t seem to wear out that much if you ride it on-road, unlike some MUni tyres. Off-road, it hooks up very well on hardpack, singletrack or just about anything. Really slippery mud is probably the only place it doesn’t perform that well. If you ride that then perhaps a motoraptor would be better.
I’ve run it forwards and backwards. If you like riding up really steep hills then face the directional tread forwards, if you like riding down steep hills then face it forwards.
p/s if you have Tony there could you please get him to check his email?
Is there a wide and regular version in the XL frame for 28"? The regular XL frames are fairly narrow, which would explain the original question. I think “Austraila” might want to give the width dimension of his fork clearance to make sure you are all on the same page.