πŸ“œ [Wiki] Schlumpf Wheel Size Lexicon - To Help One Decide βš™οΈ

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 :warning:- 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 :up:

Wheel Size 1:1.5 Portable Y/N Pros Cons Description
20” 30” Yes Really portable 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
24” 36” Yes Agile/MUni Slower 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
26” 39” Yes Versatile Lack of tyres Great all rounder size MUni & XC roles into one - more capable speed-wise in 1:1 than 24”
27.5” 41.25” Yes Do-it-all 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
29” 43.5” No XC Cruising 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.
32” 48” No 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!
36” 54” No! Road / Distance Not a smaller wheel THE choice for road and distance riding. Huge momentum and roll over. Smooth cadence rate in high gear
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