Should I consider a 29er

Should I consider a 29er

Post by Jesse » Fri, 26 Sep 2008 13:44:16


I want to do muni and maybe some trials-ish stuff. Should I still
consider a 29er.

I was considering one for the speed. And then I started utubing Kris
Holm. The fact that I never saw him on one or anyone else doing
anything truly impressive or particularly fun-looking has made me swing
back to the idea of just getting a KH 24.

If anyone wants a shot at convincing me otherwise (like you don't have
better things to do with your time) has to point me to a youtube video
of someone on a 29er that is making it look cool. May sound like a
stupid hurdle :rolleyes: . But in the spirit of honesty, that is the
barrier-to-entry of making me consider a 29er.

After this is accomplished, I will be more than pleased to hear any
written points that anyone may care to offer.

Truly, Thx.

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Should I consider a 29er

Post by harpe » Fri, 26 Sep 2008 14:11:44

Wow. What an enticing challenge. I have a video of my dog, Buster,
swallowing a 29er whole. Is that cool enough?

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Should I consider a 29er

Post by next » Fri, 26 Sep 2008 14:22:06

Quote:

> I have a video of my dog, Buster, swallowing a 29er whole. Is that cool
> enough?

Where on utube can I find this?

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Should I consider a 29er

Post by JohnnyRegga » Fri, 26 Sep 2008 14:43:04

Agree with Nexty.... if you're planning on doing some serious downhill
MUni then go with the 24". If you're into more x-country with some MUni
then the 29" is the machine.

I recently got a 29'er and on it's maiden MUni ride in the forest I was
doing almost everything I have managed on my 24". It is faster, but not
as fast as you may think it would be. Also a lot harder to control in
the descents, but a little practice will sort that out.

http://nz.youtube.com/watch?v=xTFTUFC16Ac

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=3uZY33mtbhg

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Should I consider a 29er

Post by Jesse » Fri, 26 Sep 2008 14:45:14

Quote:

> Wow. What an enticing challenge. I have a video of my dog, Buster,
> swallowing a 29er whole. Is that cool enough?

Easily cool enough.

And, bonus, I've got a (~2% body fat, 170 lb) Dane, (Frankie, actually)
who could eat your dog even in his currently deformed state.

Nonetheless, not really convincing me that I want to buy a 29er.

PS--I do realize that as unis get bigger, they are less trials-abled. I
just wasn't sure how big an effect this is, and whether there are guys
that can nonetheless do decent trials on a 29er.  I guess I'm starting
to think not.

PSS--I am hoping that I will one-day prove skills that will show I am
worthy to be buying a trials-capable cycle. (In-joke: otherwise not
even 30 y/o Madonna will take pity on me.)

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Should I consider a 29er

Post by lunicycl » Fri, 26 Sep 2008 15:32:54

Jesse can you already unicycle? if so, what size uni do you ride atm and
in what type of terrain?

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Should I consider a 29er

Post by Jesse » Fri, 26 Sep 2008 16:04:14

Quote:

> Jesse can you already unicycle? if so, what size uni do you ride atm and
> in what type of terrain?

Yeah. I just have one, but it morphed from a Miyata 24 to a street 29er
when I (had) custom-built some alu extensions. I haven't ridden it much
since college. It's pretty fast, but it has a road rim, bad tire
clearance, and if you hop on it, the (commuter-type) tire says uncle
and wants to fold under.

That said, it's obviously not a muni 29er, which is why I'm curious.

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Should I consider a 29er

Post by joemarshal » Fri, 26 Sep 2008 19:19:33

I'd not advise anyone to buy a 29er as their first muni. 29ers are okay
as a second muni for easy trails, but I much prefer a 26 or 24. The
only reason I ride 29er muni nowadays is if I need to ride a lot of
road as well. You can do 30 miles of muni in a day on a 26 or 24.

If you're interested in hopping, 29ers are rubbish in comparison to a
24, because they don't have such good tyres.

I've done downhilling on a 29er, and loads of muni, I spent basically 6
months of last year only riding 29er. I can only think of one ride in
that 6 months where I wouldn't rather have had a 26" or 24", and that
was a muni ride with a 50 mile road section to get in.

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Should I consider a 29er

Post by legtod » Fri, 26 Sep 2008 19:45:40

See here http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64498

The 29" is the Jeep of my unicycle family, it takes me every where I
want to go.

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Should I consider a 29er

Post by sp4rky-m4rk » Fri, 26 Sep 2008 19:35:34

I havent tried a 24 or 26 but I love my 29er.

You want some vids? I have made a few...

'unispins' (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ1NWVrSp44) There not easy
but definatly posible, I still neet to try crankflips and stand up ww,
gliding is suprisingly easy, especial with the big apple tyre.

'Pretty un-technical downhill/freeride' (http://www.vimeo.com/846009)
Nice and fast, swooping corners, verry fun. Most of it is a lot steeper
than it looks.

'More technical Muni' (http://www.vimeo.com/1608500) (and a lot of
scenery) Great fun and quite challenging.

I love my 29er, its fast and fun and will hapily eat up the miles.

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Should I consider a 29er

Post by Jesse » Fri, 26 Sep 2008 22:45:31

Quote:

> I havent tried a 24 or 26 but I love my 29er.

> You want some vids? I have made a few...

> 'unispins' (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ1NWVrSp44) There not easy
> but definatly posible, I still neet to try crankflips and stand up ww,
> gliding is suprisingly easy, especial with the big apple tyre.

> 'Pretty un-technical downhill/freeride' (http://www.vimeo.com/846009)
> Nice and fast, swooping corners, verry fun. Most of it is a lot steeper
> than it looks.

> 'More technical Muni' (http://www.vimeo.com/1608500) (and a lot of
> scenery) Great fun and quite challenging.

> I love my 29er, its fast and fun and will hapily eat up the miles.

IDK why your stuff isn't all on youtube, but you seriously have the
best-looking 29er stuff that I've seen, and youtube seemed devoid of
this.

Impressive.

When I saw your first vid--I was like, damn. But it was a slight downer
that your music (although cool, and I enjoyed it as well) made me feel
like you'd challenge me to fight if I accy bumped your beer. Maybe not
even give me the courtesy of a challenge. So, imagine my suprise (one
could call it de-prejudicing, even) when you're rocking out to Jolene
in the second vid. Seriously nice.

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"axe-y". This is my fav word I've ever made up. If no one has heard
this before, I wanted to post this for posterity. If this word has
already done the rounds, then I'll feel like I just fell on my
posterity.))

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Should I consider a 29er

Post by harpe » Fri, 26 Sep 2008 23:55:03

Quote:

> And, bonus, I've got a (~2% body fat, 170 lb) Dane, (Frankie, actually)
> who could eat your dog even in his currently deformed state.

Is that a Great Dane or a just OK Dane?

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Should I consider a 29er

Post by munirock » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 00:22:36

Very impressive stuff on the 29er! But you did learn the unispins on a
20" before trying them on the 29er, right? Because it would be a lot
scarier to learn on the big one right away. The smallest wheel I have
til now is a 24", so I try my couple of tricks on that one first and,
once I'm confident about them, I do them on the 29". Maybe that (KH24)
would be a good choice for JesseG too. Actually get all of them, you
won't regret it...;)

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Should I consider a 29er

Post by phleg » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 01:00:08

Quote:

> If anyone wants a shot at convincing me otherwise (like you don't have
> better things to do with your time) has to point me to a youtube video
> of someone on a 29er that is making it look cool. May sound like a
> stupid hurdle :rolleyes: . But in the spirit of honesty, that is the
> barrier-to-entry of making me consider a 29er.

I think the reason you don't see as many 29er videos is that what makes
them great isn't easily captured on video.  Going faster and farther is
what I like about my 29er, so I don't really feel like stopping to make
a video every 5 minutes.  Whereas, with a 24, it's easy and relatively
convenient to point a camera at a gnarly piece of downhill and then
session it.

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Should I consider a 29er

Post by Mikeful » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 02:00:42

Maybe I'm exactly the wrong person to recommend a 29er as I've never had
one, but...

I had a heck of a lot of fun on my Coker, including some fairly
aggressive cross country up and down hill, and I've done a lot on my
28er.

If my 24 has a fault it is that it is too easy to ride, and a little
slow.

If you want to hop drop and do fiddly stuff, then maybe a smaller
wheel, but if you want a real blast on varied and interesting terrain,
there is no substitute for a big wheel.

Whatever, you will end up with one of each, sooner or later.

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