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  • #46
    Originally posted by johnfoss View Post
    It's been more than 24 hours since this was posted and nobody's made any snide remarks?

    Unicycle on honeymoon: Proceed with extreme caution!bb
    Hopefully it won't lead to a divorceymoon.
    Nimbus Oracle 24" muni, Nimbus II 20" Independence, Gotway MSuper V3 EUC, ebay EUC trainer

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Dingfelder View Post
      Hopefully it won't lead to a divorceymoon.
      On the plus side, more time for unicycling!

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Dingfelder View Post
        Hopefully it won't lead to a divorceymoon.
        Depends on the bride:

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        • #49
          Originally posted by pierrox View Post
          Depends on the bride:
          Love it.
          Triton 36" + 29" | KH 29" | KH 26" | KH 27.5" Muni | Nimbus eSport Race 24" | Torker LX 24" | Qu-Ax Luxus 20" | Qu-Ax Profi 20" | KH / Impact 19" hybrid

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          • #50
            Originally posted by evil-nick View Post
            I'm taking the 24" with me on my Honeymoon next month .it's still pretty damn versatile

            Congrats Evil Nick, you understand you will have to show such pictures as Pierrox shows from your honeymoon as well.

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            • #51
              Well I can see who wears the pants in that family.
              Nimbus Oracle 24" muni, Nimbus II 20" Independence, Gotway MSuper V3 EUC, ebay EUC trainer

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              • #52
                Have you considered building a 24" wheel and putting it on the 26" frame? I did this for my 10 yr old son and it has worked out really well.
                Rob Urban
                KH 29 Schlumpf
                Nimbus 27.5 Oracle
                Nimbus II 26 Muni conversion

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by Dingfelder View Post
                  Hopefully it won't lead to a divorceymoon.
                  It's ok, my wife knew she was the mistress when we started dating
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                  • #54
                    I read the discussion with great interest as I’m also considering buying a 24” Muni.

                    However my situation is a bit different from the Topic Starter.
                    I currently own “only” 4 unicles:
                    Two 20” QA-AX Luxus (after buying the first one I soon got a second one as I was learning together with my 2 daughters)
                    One 27.5” QA-AX Muni, no brake
                    One 20” QA-AX Trials / Muni (initially borrowed, later bought, for my adventurous youngest daughter to join in the Muni practice))

                    I like my 27.5" Muni a lot for riding off-road but when going downhill I struggle when it becomes steeper.
                    For me one revolution of the 27.5” feels like covering way too much distance.
                    I would like to have more control going downhill and figured a 24” Muni could offer me this.
                    And it may also help for the steeper uphills.

                    Another thing I considered for my particular case: I have my Muni daughter to share it with.
                    This way she can progress to a larger wheel.

                    In practice sessions on challenging terrain my daughter could use the 20” when I ride the 24”
                    On less challenging terrain my daughter could use the 24” when I ride the 27.5”

                    And a final thing I was considering:
                    If I buy the 24” QA-Ax muni version with brake I could eventually move the brake to the 27.5” to help for steeper sections.

                    What are your thoughts?


                    PS: my daughter on the 20" Muni about one year ago.
                    She has only gotten better since so it seems to me the 24" is never lost.
                    https://youtu.be/nKSipi_LNdw

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                    • #55
                      I would say yes to everything...go for it.

                      As I mentioned earlier on this thread I was in a similar situation than yourself (but already having a 26 rather than a 27.5) and I bought a 24 to improve my skills. I still have both (24 and 26) and I use one or the other depending on which type of Muni/Unicycling I'm doing that particular day

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                      • #56
                        I had forgotten about this thread. I ended up buying a UW instead. Maybe down the road I will buy me a 24".

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by Quax1974 View Post

                          What are your thoughts?


                          Ya’ll better get a brake for both the new 24 and the 27.5 at the same time. Or else don’t plan on ever riding the 27.5 again in the wild. Your daughter will never let you steal the break off “HER” 24.

                          ASD
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                          “Stupid is as stupid does.”

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                          • #58
                            Get the 24 for your daughter. It has way better roll over capability than the 20 (19). She will enjoy it. I have a daughter as well, she is joining me on a 24 as well.

                            For yourself, stay on the 27,5 and get a brake. It is a great size with lots of tire choice. Ride it, you will get better also on steep stuff.

                            Instead of compensating some lack of skill by different material (here the 24), spend time in the woods and improve your skills. That is, at least to me, much more satisfying than a purchase of something. Enjoy that you have a hobby where you can spend time with your kid(s). That is such a great thing...

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                            • #59
                              Picked up the 24" yesterday evening, unboxing tonight.

                              A big thumbs up for the people at QU-AX.
                              I alerted them on an error in the website description of the brake kit.
                              It was corrected instantly.

                              And normally they do not sell this size online ("find a dealer") but since my dealer did not stock the brake kit they combined all into one direct order.
                              And got an unexpected free shipping too

                              Now I do hope the Magura HS33 brake kit is included in the Muni box

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Quax1974 View Post
                                Picked up the 24" yesterday evening, unboxing tonight.
                                Please send us an update after you've taken a ride, Quax. Here's an update on my feelings about my 24":

                                Since buying the 24", I've ridden it more than my 26". Recently I installed the Shadow handle on it. It took a while to get the position of the handle "dialed in", but I think I've done it. Yes, the 24" is a bit slower than the 26", but both sizes ride at a speed below the threshold of what I would call fast. Same with rollover. I suppose the bigger wheel rolls over stuff better, but we're talking about a small difference, right? I suppose rollover is a product of diameter, rotating mass and speed, so it's an oversimplification to say that a 26" rolls over 26/24 x better than a 24". I am not a particularly studly rider, but I can say I feel less inhibited doing mildly technical stuff on the 24". Now, if I were younger and braver, maybe I would be bombing down certain landscape, in which case I'd probably benefit from the larger wheel. However, I like to take things slower, and for this the 24" is well suited to me. Another reason I like the 24" over the 26" is because my 24" is a nicer unicycle, made of stronger, lighter parts. I use a lightweight, narrow-ish tire under higher pressure. The result is a twitchy, responsive setup. I can't say that a 24" is right for someone else, but it works for me. One thing that has been consistent in my 5 years of unicycling: Whenever I have adjusted my setup in a way that increased the firmness/responsiveness of the unicycle, then reverted to something less responsive (for eaxmple, lowering the tire pressure), I was more annoyed at my setup. Maybe that's part of the reason I (currently) prefer my 24" over my 26".

                                My Schumpf is broken and needs to be sent back to Florian for service. I had it installed in a 20" wheel. That turned out to be a lot of fun, but now I want it installed in a larger wheel. I am leaning toward a G24". I have no interest in speeds faster than I can outrun. The weight penalty of the gear, mitigated by the smaller wheel size, might mean I can still ride most of the hills in my neighborhood in low gear that I can normally ride on the 26". I looked on UDC, and the only 24" frame they sell compatible with a rim brake (Schlumpf doesn't work with a disk brake) is the Nimbus steel frame.

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