what about an ultimate MUni… as in an ultimate wheel with massive chucky ass tyre and massive rim…like 36inch or something
the hard part would be riding it down rocky hills
my uni pic was to big to upload but its a 24" Nimbus II with 2.5" Super Tacky Tyre, 125mm cranks and its pretty good for anything and everything to do on a MTB tack, and if theres a real steep hill i just hop up and down it, it comes in at $300 AUS.
a 24" nimbus unicycle, with a 2.5 inch tyre and 125mm cranks is not that crash hot for Muni, it’s got a cotterless hub, short cranks and a thin tyre. besides i’ve already got one of them, with 170 cranks and a 2.7 tyre.
For 90% of the muni riding that people do, and the riding posted on videos on here, I think a big wheel, 26 or 29, with 150mm cranks and a 2.1" tyre, with a brake fitted would be the fastest thing to ride.
It wouldn’t be the easiest, but once you learnt to ride it, you’d go faster.
For the off road trials style riding maybe something more like the KH is in order though.
The KH/Schlumpf might be nice, although no-one knows yet how durable it’ll be, geared muni riding is definately a laugh though.
i was aiming for the slightly more technical side of Muniing rather than the distance aspect of it, and something which is prety much top of the line for drops and stuff, whats the deal with the large marge??
Well, if it was up to me, I would get profiles, konda pedals (the cheap 15 dollar kind), Nimbus II frame, tire doesnt really matter, an Alex DX32 rim, Thompson seat post, CF base, an airseat saddle. I think that is about it.
Or a stock KH GMuni.
Either way, as long as it doesnt have brakes, then its good.
Having seen Sam Wakeling ride shore stuff, skinnies etc. on his 29er, I think that for most of us skill is all that’s holding us back from riding hard stuff on big fast wheels. Okay if you’re doing 6 foot drops, or you’re not as good as Sam is, it’s not the right unicycle for you, but for most technical riding, they’ll be darn fast. It’d not be a unicycle you could get right onto and ride well straight away, but once you’d got the skills you’d be super fast and able to ride in a really flowing manner.
Wobbling bear - maybe you want a geared 24 with 170s and a nice light tyre (like 2.1" or maybe 2.6"), that way you’ve got a super-low gear that’ll go up any hill, but can still go into a decent gear for the downhills.