The idea here is to make this page a wiki so anyone can adjust the table / add in their points of view or just change it if they don’t agree.
It’s WIP - but I think when building a Schlumpf wheel/unicycle, choosing a size can be a bit of a dilemma.
I hope this draft helps - it’s just a basic outline of my understanding of the general pros and cons for each size out there … and how they work when geared up
|Slower, heavy, most likely impractical
|Ride street really fast, pop it into low gear for when you grind, put it back into high gear for hella speed
|Compact ideal travel GUni - Fun for those who want to do MUni and then some speed runs on paths to or from. Small bumps and potholes can trigger sudden UPDs if you’re not 100% concentrated
|Lack of tyres
|Great all rounder size MUni & XC roles into one - more capable speed-wise in 1:1 than 24”
|Not a 29er!
|The best size for those that want a wheel that will excel in 1:1 and be still speedy enough to matter
|Not a 36er!
|For those that enjoy road and path riding and XC style MUni. With a higher gear that really make this an all rounder in high speed cruising. Manoeuvrable size with good roll over to dampen bumps.
|Nimble Big Wheel
|Not a 36er!!
|A good road and path cruiser and good for those that want a nimble 36er. Behaves a bit like a 29er but with that big wheel feel. Meaningful speed in 1:1.5!
|Road / Distance
|Not a smaller wheel
|THE choice for road and distance riding. Huge momentum and roll over. Smooth cadence rate in high gear