I first learned of this huge cruiser from a thread on MTBR: http://forums.mtbr.com/general-discussion/32inch-wheeled-bikes-now-walmart-794539-12.html
I tried to ignore the urge, but it just wouldn’t leave me alone… Fast forward a few months, I was talking with Josh at UDC and he mentioned the Walmart 32er and how cool it would be to build up the wheels for a unicycle. The plan formed, Josh agreed to build the wheels if I supplied the parts…and off to Walmart I went.
They had a big ole display of the Genesis 32" Super Cruiser, color choices distracted me for a moment, would it be green, red, or blue? I spun a few wheels, skipping the bikes with flats , and chose a nice neon green beauty. I paid my $199 plus tax and road her to the car. I drive a Honda Element, not a small vehicle, but even with the seats out it was a struggle to get these beast of a cruiser into my ride.
Away we went, home that is, no stops, it was demolition time! My wife begged me to reconsider, she said: “Why not wait until Alex gets home so he can ride it?” I then suggested Mrs Nurse Ben ride it first, so down the road she went, a whole twenty feet before exclaiming: “this thing is a pig, who’d ride a bike like this?”
Two hours later the wheels were broken down and ready for shipping to Unicycle.Com headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.
And now, for your viewing please, I bring you the Super Cruiser 32" Unicycle…
Who would have thought that Kent and Walmart would the ones to bring us the first production 32" wheels?
And for my next trick, watch me build a “Sakatchewanian style” Racing Ralph 2.4 custom tire for this little lovely