Okay, so I can finally buy my Muni, quick questions.

Okay, so I can finally buy my Muni, quick questions.

Post by Kevkahuna71 » Wed, 02 Apr 2008 03:29:15


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> So many people make the decision to choose one of the carefully designed
> good quality unicycles on the market, and then immediately wonder
> whether the specification is right.:confused:

> The purchase decision isn't final.  My bits box has cranks from 80mm to
> 170mm and almost all sizes in between.  I have changed saddles, pedals
> and tyres several times, either improving the unicycle, or just chasing
> a whim.  I have ridden "off road" on everything from 20" to Coker, and
> on tyres from 3" (75 mm) down to 23 mm, at pressures from 15 psi to 130
> psi.

> I'm not bragging here - I freely admit to not even being in the top 50%
> in terms of skills - but I'm making a serious point: if you have a good
> quality unicycle, you will have fun on it, and you can always let it
> evolve as you learn more about what suits you.

> As for crank length: 150mm is 12% less than 170 mm, and 7% more than
> 140mm.  These are tiny differences.  It's like asking, "I am going to
> buy a mountain bike; which gear is best?"  The best gear is the one
> that suits you at this moment on this trail.  The best crank length
> will depend on how fit, experienced and tired you are, and how steep
> and uneven the trail is.

> Just buy and ride and enjoy.  Unicycling is difficult but not
> complicated.:D

I appreciate the response, but I will not be able to afford another set
of crank arms for a bit after the purchase.

I currently ride my 20" for Muni, but it doesn't work out so well.

I'm just looking for a decent set of cranks for trails, is 150mm
considered the middle ground?

I'm sure I will modify this uni, but for now I'm just trying to find
something that will work for "all around" muni, up hills, down hills,
etc.

I am interested in riding mainly Rockville Hills park, (right by my
house), Joaquin miller, and any other Bay Area or Sacramento rides if
that helps clear it up.

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Post by harpe » Wed, 02 Apr 2008 03:36:19

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> I appreciate the response, but I will not be able to afford another set
> of crank arms for a bit after the purchase.

> I currently ride my 20" for Muni, but it doesn't work out so well.

> I'm just looking for a decent set of cranks for trails, is 150mm
> considered the middle ground?

> I'm sure I will modify this uni, but for now I'm just trying to find
> something that will work for "all around" muni, up hills, down hills,
> etc.

> I am interested in riding mainly Rockville Hills park, (right by my
> house), Joaquin miller, and any other Bay Area or Sacramento rides if
> that helps clear it up.

I feel your pain with the 20" MUni. I had to ride a friends trials
setup on a ride where I broke a crank.

Most folks start off with 165-175mm cranks for MUni and then work down
as they become more skilled. Given your height long cranks should never
be a disadvantage. That is assuming that your legs are proportionately
long.

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Post by Kevkahuna71 » Wed, 02 Apr 2008 03:45:23

Okay awesome.

Anything close should be fine, I just didn't want to get something
totally wrong.

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Post by kington9 » Wed, 02 Apr 2008 03:44:08

this an age old argument, which is going on elsewhere in this forum at
this very moment. I've ridden 150s and 165s for muni at various points,
they're both fun, just a little different. If you're going to be super
technical then maybe go with the 165s, or ofc if you have the cash you
can get the double drilled 150/165 KH cranks. Don't worry too much
either way, you'll have fun, it will just be a slightly different
experience.

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Post by Kevkahuna71 » Wed, 02 Apr 2008 03:43:50

Ya, I have long legs.

Thank you for the info.

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Post by phleg » Wed, 02 Apr 2008 03:44:37

I believe 150s are the most common MUni crank length around here.  I've
ridden at the places you mention with 150s, and I don't see any need
for anything longer.

For the record, I started with 165s on my first MUni because that's how
it came.  I switched to 150s after around a dozen rides and have never
felt the desire to go back.

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Post by Kevkahuna71 » Thu, 03 Apr 2008 00:06:21

Ya, I already bought it. I thought about getting the 26er, but I thought
the 24 might be better for steep hills until I'm in better shape, haha.
The ratio should be different even with the same length cranks(I
think). I've been riding my 20 for Muni, so I think the 24 with a wider
tire will be so much better I won't even notice. Also, I thought the 24
might be better all around in case I ever make it over to Uni B-Ball or
anything else.

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