I’ve never damaged a unicycle like this, but I’ve seen quite a few pictures/movies of where people “taco” their unicycles after going off a drop. I was wondering why this happens to unis but not bikes? My guess is that the pressure caused by the landing can be spread out throughout the bike, while it goes straight down to the wheel on unicycles. Is this right?
What makes you think those 2 wheeled things don’t taco?
Check out this site- read some reviews of the Sun Doublewide or the Alex 32 DX; you’ll hear people complaining of tacoing (ouch, wierd verb) even those…
Well, hearing that’s a first for me…I guess I should do some research before asking these kinds of things.
Heh- I would have had no idea myself, but stumbled on the info when reading reviews of prospective new rims. The Doublewide and Alex 32 are both used by the Downhill MTB croud- people who like to take big drops. Kinda sounds familiar.
RE: Unicycle damage because of pressure?
> drop. I was wondering why this happens to unis but not bikes? My guess
> is that the pressure caused by the landing can be spread out throughout
> the bike, while it goes straight down to the wheel on unicycles. Is
> this right?
No. Bike wheels “taco” too. Bicyclists made up the “taco” expression.
Sometimes it’s also called “pringle” or “pretzel,” depending on taste…so
Re: Unicycle damage because of pressure?
At Red Bull last year I saw a bloke whose bike’s front rim had basically
shattered. This happened right at the start line and the poor bugger
had to carry his bike for ten miles.
Arnold the Aardvark
Re: RE: Unicycle damage because of pressure?
Pretty salty talk for a public forum…
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Hahaha! Nice one.
I had always heard and used the term “pretzel” until I started reading this forum.