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  • #31
    Originally posted by UniMyra View Post
    They usually have a sale the week after I buy one. Not sure when that will be though.
    Funny ^_^

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    • #32
      Originally posted by UniMyra View Post
      They usually have a sale the week after I buy one. Not sure when that will be though.
      You should let us all know the next time you buy one...
      John Foss
      www.unicycling.com

      "Who is going to argue with a mom who can ride a unicycle?" -- Forums member "HiMo"

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      • #33
        I borrowed a friends older Nimbus 26 with the knobby tire which felt like a tank. I borrowed just to see if I really wanted to buy a Muni. It was fun but hard to steer on pavement.
        I bought the Oracle 27.5 with it's smoother yet still off road tire and what a difference. I have so much more control on pavement. Plus it is a pound lighter some how.
        Last edited by ScaredOldKid; 2017-10-26, 10:47 PM.
        "Knowledge is gained right after you needed it the most"

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        • #34
          Originally posted by ScaredOldKid View Post
          It was fun but hard to steer on pavement.
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          Tire pressure will also affect how hard it is to turn. Good choice with the 27.5.
          If your not sore, your not ridin' long enough!

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          • #35
            I ride my Oracle 36 more and more and I'm an intermediate to advanced rider. I have brakes on all my unicycles except for my 19 inch. I wouldn't ride at 36 without a brake with shorter cranks because it saves my knees and allows me to ride at a more even Cadence downhill. For A smaller wheel for steep technical downhills it helps to have a brake for similar reasons as the 36. It allows you to keep going in and even Speed and Cadence without The Choppier riding that happens when you're using just back pressure to slow down and stay in control.

            So if you're on that wheel size and you're only planning on riding on relatively flat Terrain no need for a brake. If you think you might venture into Muni where you're going downhill for extended periods then go for the brake.

            In terms of maintenance I've had very little trouble with the standard hydraulic disc brakes that come with unicycles these days. I have way more problems with caliper Rim brakes on my kids bikes.

            If you're not sure which to get and you are not a starving artist go for the more expensive unicycle. I've never once regretted my expensive unicycle purchases.
            KH20 Street, 110/127 Moments with rollos
            Stock KH27.5 with Black Street Saddle
            Oracle 36/Oregon Hub, 127/150 spirit

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