telford Muni

My thoughts on the Telford are on the Telford page. I love my carbon MUni and am
very happy with it. But if I hadn’t gotten it first, I might just as easily
gotten the Telford. As for suspension, not having suspension is cheaper. But
many suspension systems can be locked out, so you have a choice. You have to put
up with a little extra weight though, but it’s worth it for me. I now have one
of the Thudbuster posts that Geoff puts on the Telfords (that’s one less for
them, as the posts are out of production). It’s not as effective on my vertical
seat post, but it still works great. You can add and remove spacers in the
elastomer to make it stiffer or bouncier. Plus, a MUni with suspension will
get oohs and aahs from all the mountain bikers. jf

Does anybody have any feedback on the Telford Muni that they would care to
share. I was impressed by the webpage but would like to hear a little more
before committing to spend hard earned cash on ‘yet another uni’. Is it
better to have a suspension or non-suspension Muni? Am I opening a can of
worms here?

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Thanks in advance,

Wayne van Wijk wvanwijk@gil.com.au


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Re: telford Muni

The Telford Muni is fantastic. I had an opportunity to ride it a bit at the
California Muni Weekend this year. It is a blast to ride. It is light, solid,
handles like a sports car and is very well built. Get it. You’ll love it. Just
wait until I get mine first. :slight_smile:

The suspension design on the Telford works very well. One big advantage to its
design is that the suspension locks out when you pull up on the saddle. This
means that when you are out of the saddle and yank up on the saddle to hop that
you aren’t going to deal with slop in the suspension. I doubt that a suspension
design based on a telescoping seat post suspension or a Rock Shock fork would
feel as solid when pulling up on the saddle. The Thudbuster suspension is also
not going to twist back and forth like a telescoping seat post suspension.

Riding with a suspension is a new experience. It definitely smoothes out the
bumps, but it also lets you stay in control (and on the uni) when you hit a bump
that you weren’t prepared for. Normally those kind of bumps can cause me to
loose contact with the pedals and dismount. I was also able to ride with the
seat up just a little bit higher than I do on my unsuspended Pashley. The higher
seat position should be easier on the knees.

On a suspended uni you do have to change your riding style. On my Pashley I
don’t put all of my weight on the seat so that I’m able to absorb bumps with my
legs. On a suspended uni you have to put your weight on the seat or you won’t
get the benefit of the suspension. This also means that when you are standing on
the pedals to climb a hill that the suspension is not going to help you any.

The only negative thing I can say about the Telford is that it would not be a
good unicycle to try wheel-walking with.

John john_childs@hotmail.com

----Original Message Follows---- Does anybody have any feedback on the Telford
Muni that they would care to share. I was impressed by the webpage but would
like to hear a little more before committing to spend hard earned cash on ‘yet
another uni’. Is it better to have a suspension or non-suspension Muni? Am I
opening a can of worms here?

Thanks in advance,

Wayne van Wijk wvanwijk@gil.com.au


Sorry, I couldn’t think of anything quotable.


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