So, let’s hear the pros and cons of either one of these.
( I’m also open to other suggestions).
I know what your thinking…and, No a Coker just won’t be practical for the riding I do; Yes, I have considered a KH 29", but for the money, and local riding it will see (again STREET) - it may be overkill.
Really want to hear from some of you who already ride, have riden, or want and researched a 29".
I’m wondering if it would be better to go with an extra-wide 700c rim like the KH 700c rim. Does the Big Apple tire behave better on a wider rim? If it makes a positive difference then it might be worth it to choose the KH rim. My gut feeling is that a wider rim is better for any of the fat tires.
I’m just wondering if anyone has compared the Big Apple handles when installed on the KH rim compared to a skinny normal rim. The wider rim could affect how the Big Apple handles on the road or it could have almost no affect.
I don’t know what affect the wider rim will have on the Big Apple. It’s worth finding out before you get your uni. You’re looking at unis that have a custom built wheel so might as well investigate what’s the best rim.
I’d go with the 29inch nimbus. My sister has one and it’s so sweet. It’s only 230 bucks, and has a double walled rim, crmo hub, quax cranks, big abble tire, KH seat, and it’s pedals have threaded studs (so you won’t need to spend 15 extra bucks upgrading from those crappy plastic pedals). I don’t see why you would pay more when you’re not getting more.
But I also have the Yuni. I also bought it for street use. Now I use it mostly for crosscountry MUni which includes some moderate climbs and downhills. This puts a lot more torque pressure on the cranks/hubs than simple street riding. It has aptly tolerated my 185 pounds pounding on it for the past 2 yrs. It will be fine for street. (But beware. Soon you could be stricken with full blown unipsychosis. One symptom is when, somewhere in the wind, you begin to hear voices… the persistent whisper: Coker…Coker…Coker )
Why don’t you ask to swap the frame over for the Nimbus II frame, we can do this in the UK. The reason for the curved forks is that if you are sensible height (like me) the distance between the saddle and the crown is so small that frame catches on your thighs because it is wider than the saddle.
You guys are great ! I wake-up to find all these replies…
Memphis Mud wrote: “(But beware. Soon you could be stricken with full blown unipsychosis. One symptom is when, somewhere in the wind, you begin to hear voices… the persistent whisper: Coker…Coker…Coker)”
Hahaha…that’s called schizophrenia
TylerHeartless wrote: “I have the Yuni 29” and it’s great."
Thanks, good to know…
mucRider wrote: “I bought a 29” Yuni (black) about a month ago with the Big Apple tire. I too bought this to be a street unicycle. I have found that road crown seems to have a significant impact on how it handles. I thought it was just me or that I have not riden enough to get used to it. I have not had a lot of time to ride it yet. If I find a flat surface like a parking lot or sidewalk to ride on it does much better. "
From previous posts, the “Big Apple” seems great on flat surface but difficult handling when a road crowns - which they do here where I live.
But, is there a better option for a 29" tire (The WTB Nocros seems better for trails than street)?
Rogeratunicycledotcom wrote: “Why don’t you ask to swap the frame over for the Nimbus II frame, we can do this in the UK. The reason for the curved forks is that if you are sensible height (like me) the distance between the saddle and the crown is so small that frame catches on your thighs because it is wider than the saddle.”
I’m 6’ so no worries about being “sensible” - in height that is.
mucRider wrote: "I forgot to mention, I ordered the 125mm cranks. (I actually got 127mm cranks so I have a little extra leverage ) "
So, you feel the 127mm cranks are better for you? I see that the choice at UDC are either 125 or 150…
If you will be riding roads strictly for distance and will have few obstacles, get the 125mm cranks. If you will be riding, say city streets where you may need more control, get the 150’s. If you have lots of hills, you may need 150’s. It is really hard to stop with 125’s when you are riding down a steep hill.
Yes, the UDC site lists 125 and 150 cranks.
My comment about the 127’s was intended as a subtle dig at UDC. (Okay, so now this is not so subtle.) My experience has been that, while they provide good service, what you see and order on their web site is not necessarily what you will get when the UPS truck pulls up to your door.
As for road crown and tire issues, I have to wonder if there really is a tire that is not affected by the unlevel road surface. Maybe that is just the nature of the unicycle to be affected by the curve of the road crown. I was really bothered by unlevel surfaces when I first started riding. I have gotten past that now on smaller wheels so I still think that more 29er riding will get me past this issue too.
I agree. It is cheaper and has better parts. If what Roger said is true over here in the USofA, just request a Yuni frame, and it probably won’t cost much more, if any. By the way, is ther many hills where you live? If so, go with the long crank arms. It really helps.