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  • Originally posted by lowerstackmac View Post
    The right side has remained tight
    It is possible to have completely tight bolts but loose spacers. Make sure the the bolt and the spacer are tight. I bring this up because the ISIS interface caused a lot of confusion for me, early on. Good luck!

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    • Originally posted by elpuebloUNIdo View Post
      It is possible to have completely tight bolts but loose spacers. Make sure the the bolt and the spacer are tight. I bring this up because the ISIS interface caused a lot of confusion for me, early on. Good luck!
      Thanks that痴 good info. After I torqued the bolt, it and the spacer have remained tight. It痴 only been used for an hour and a half so I値l keep my eye on it.

      Over the past two weeks of practice, each day I have been able to learn or do a skill better, gone up a hill further, or over a piece of terrain that I have not been able to do before. Not huge accomplishments but quite significant for me when they are added up. Also a good shot of confidence that there has been definite improvement each day. johnfoss maybe all the thinking about riding while I was off did help me. It took a couple of hours to get fully comfortable on the 26 again. Once I did things have happened quickly and steadily rather than in dribs n drabs. I知 looking forward to what I may surprise myself with tomorrow.

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      • So after four hours of riding, the crank bolt is still tight. I guess it just needed the 25 ft lbs put on it, as stated not much leverage with those little allen keys. My gains are still coming along every day. I still must not be relaxing enough, because I do run out of gas after half a km on my dirt road. I feel that I知 sitting well and relaxed, then I get in some pot holes or on a hill and I can tell that I知 putting more weight on my feet. I do hold the seat with one hand while riding now, and I have been trying to get used to switching to the other hand. Once I get used to that I値l work on both both hands holding the seat. Does it help to pull yourself into the saddle? I imagine it is just a matter of more saddle time than anything else.

        I was thinking of getting another 26 tire that I could use equally for pavement and dirt roads. I have a Duro Wildlife Leopard now, it isn稚 very good on pavement. I致e been reading tire threads a lot, it seems the Felt Berm Master is about as good as one could ask for. I don稚 think it is made any more though. Does anyone know of a suitable tire for this application?
        Thanks

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        • Maxxis Holy Roller looks a lot like that Felt Berm Master tire.
          Last edited by thorofareken; 2019-09-05, 10:24 PM.

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          • I have a Duro Wildlife leopard on my 24 Muni and I love it!
            Lots of grip, bounce and roll-over capability.

            For casual road riding I would not change it.
            OK, It is a heavy tire but at firm pressure it is really not too bad. And who rides long distance on a 26 anyway?
            What I like best about it is that it is insensitive to road camber.
            I guess due to the nice round profile of the tire.

            This year I have ridden over 600km on it, mostly on-road as I was preparing for a Climbing for Life event in France.
            And I still love it!

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            • + 1 on the 24' Duro Wildlife leopard. I mainly use it for Muni but from time to time I also use it for riding around town to improve my skills (riding down stairs, rolling hops etc..)... Fantastic tyre!!

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              • Originally posted by Quax1974 View Post
                I have a Duro Wildlife leopard on my 24 Muni and I love it!
                Lots of grip, bounce and roll-over capability.

                For casual road riding I would not change it.
                OK, It is a heavy tire but at firm pressure it is really not too bad. And who rides long distance on a 26 anyway?
                What I like best about it is that it is insensitive to road camber.
                I guess due to the nice round profile of the tire.

                This year I have ridden over 600km on it, mostly on-road as I was preparing for a Climbing for Life event in France.
                And I still love it!
                Quax1974, Interesting, for road riding what kind of pressure are you using?

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                • Originally posted by Quax1974 View Post
                  I have a Duro Wildlife leopard on my 24 Muni and I love it!
                  Lots of grip, bounce and roll-over capability.

                  For casual road riding I would not change it.
                  OK, It is a heavy tire but at firm pressure it is really not too bad. And who rides long distance on a 26 anyway?
                  What I like best about it is that it is insensitive to road camber.
                  I guess due to the nice round profile of the tire.

                  This year I have ridden over 600km on it, mostly on-road as I was preparing for a Climbing for Life event in France.
                  And I still love it!
                  I have a Duro Wildlife leopard on my 24" and at least compared to 36'er it is quite bad on cambered paved surfaces. I think I run about 25psi and maybe a higher pressure would be better.

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                  • Originally posted by JimT View Post
                    I have a Duro Wildlife leopard on my 24" and at least compared to 36'er it is quite bad on cambered paved surfaces. I think I run about 25psi and maybe a higher pressure would be better.
                    Add about 10 more pounds of air pressure and try again. Those tires a definitely not made for road riding, but I find with enough pressure they handle road camber pretty well.
                    "I'm a unicyclist. I make my own reality."

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                    • Originally posted by LanceB View Post
                      Add about 10 more pounds of air pressure and try again. Those tires a definitely not made for road riding, but I find with enough pressure they handle road camber pretty well.
                      Ok guys thanks, I値l pump it up more and give it a try on the road for a bit and see how it is.

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                      • For road riding I run my 24" Wildlife close to the indicated maximum pressure of 2.5 bar, which translates to 36 PSI.
                        I don't know what is the max indicated pressure for the 26" though.
                        But as I mentioned; I find it handles camber really wel.

                        My 27.5 Maxiss High Roller on the other hand...
                        That tire just tries to thow me off the road


                        Offcourse a n off-road tire it will never be as good as a dedicated road tire.
                        But swapping tires is not a lot of fun so for some causual riding I would not consider it.

                        And I've read in particular the Wildlife is horrible to get off / on a rim.

                        Alternatively if you consider longer rides you could consider getting a 2nd wheel with a road tire.
                        Swapping wheels is easier than swapping tires
                        Especially If you outfit is with cranks and pedals.
                        And for serious road riding you would like shorter cranks anyway.

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                        • Originally posted by Quax1974 View Post
                          And I've read in particular the Wildlife is horrible to get off / on a rim.
                          I also read that certain KH rims make it hard to get the tire on/off the rim. Perhaps because the tire sits deeper into the rim.

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                          • Originally posted by Quax1974 View Post
                            For road riding I run my 24" Wildlife close to the indicated maximum pressure of 2.5 bar, which translates to 36 PSI.
                            I don't know what is the max indicated pressure for the 26" though.
                            But as I mentioned; I find it handles camber really wel.

                            My 27.5 Maxiss High Roller on the other hand...
                            That tire just tries to thow me off the road


                            Offcourse a n off-road tire it will never be as good as a dedicated road tire.
                            But swapping tires is not a lot of fun so for some causual riding I would not consider it.

                            And I've read in particular the Wildlife is horrible to get off / on a rim.

                            Alternatively if you consider longer rides you could consider getting a 2nd wheel with a road tire.
                            Swapping wheels is easier than swapping tires
                            Especially If you outfit is with cranks and pedals.
                            And for serious road riding you would like shorter cranks anyway.

                            Lots of interesting comments on this wheel question. Yesterday, as suggested I pumped my tire up to 35 psi, which is the max for the 26 Duro Wildlife Leopard. I rode it on the old piece of seldom used highway nearby. The highway is on a slight down grade, intermittently frost heaved along its .5 km length, as well as small surface cracks everywhere. The camber is anything but consistent, but it is a lot smoother than a potholed gravel road. There was a lot less rolling resistance with 35 psi compared to the usual 18 -22 psi that I have in the tire. It had a totally different feel to it balance wise as well, which will definitely take some getting used to. I don稚 think I sat as well in the seat as I usually do. Once I reached the end of the old highway I then crossed a sideroad and the old hwy became a hard packed dirt road. I continued on this for another few hundred yards before I had an uphill upd. I知 sure a ride on a newer paved road would feel quite different also. This is about the furthest distance I have ridden so far in one go. I知 going to ride it some more with the tire pumped up to 35 psi. I want to get used to it before deciding on getting another tire or not. I do like what Quax1974 said about getting a whole new wheel with cranks and peddles. Then it will be a matter of choosing the right combination of wheel/tire and crank length, or another uni, hmmm.

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                            • Originally posted by lowerstackmac View Post
                              There was a lot less rolling resistance with 35 psi compared to the usual 18 -22 psi that I have in the tire. It had a totally different feel to it balance wise as well, which will definitely take some getting used to. I don稚 think I sat as well in the seat as I usually do.
                              You just need to ride with the higher pressure a bit longer and you will feel more relaxed. I noticed with the 36" that when the pressure is too low it makes it more difficult to mount because it adds more friction. Last year or so when I started adding more air in tires I thought it made the unis more twitchy, but nowadays I use that to more easily roll away. That is on the 32" and 36".
                              Today I have to fix my 36" tire as it sprung a leak. There is too much friction when all the air is out ^_^

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                              • Originally posted by Setonix View Post
                                You just need to ride with the higher pressure a bit longer and you will feel more relaxed. I noticed with the 36" that when the pressure is too low it makes it more difficult to mount because it adds more friction. Last year or so when I started adding more air in tires I thought it made the unis more twitchy, but nowadays I use that to more easily roll away. That is on the 32" and 36".
                                Today I have to fix my 36" tire as it sprung a leak. There is too much friction when all the air is out ^_^
                                Setonix, yes I agree, I need to ride it more pumped up to max pressure. I would have thought it would be harder to mount at higher pressure, as it would have more of a tendency to kick out from underneath. Interesting, I値l take notice of how that works out, thanks.

                                While riding, sometimes more air is better, sometimes less air is better, no air is never better.

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