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  • #2
    I use a 3.8" Veetire speedster on my 26" geared Huni-rex, it is a road only tire in a pothole dampener width

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    • #3
      I use a Continental Double Fighter II, 27.5 x 2.00, on the same unicycle.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Vogelfrei80 View Post
        I use a 3.8" Veetire speedster on my 26" geared Huni-rex, it is a road only tire in a pothole dampener width
        Originally posted by Langsamraser View Post
        I use a Continental Double Fighter II, 27.5 x 2.00, on the same unicycle.

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        • #5
          The Continental Double Fighter rolls much easier and is more agile.

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          • #6
            In my experience a road tire that is at least as wide as the outer dimension of the rim works without issue.

            As long as your rim isn't wider than 50mm a 2" tire should work fine.

            Just be careful around curbs etc as wide mountain rims will increase your risk of pinch-flats with road tires as they result in less vertical sidewall than an appropriately skinny road rim.
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            • #7
              Last edited by ruari; 2019-11-10, 07:32 PM.

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              • #8
                Oh and of course, remember that if you are using a unicycle that was intended for Muni as a road machine, consider your crank length. You will almost certainly want shorter ones for road use. Personally I love the Nimbus VCX+, 3-holed cranks. For road riding in the non-snowy months (and even in light snow), I have them in the 100mm position.
                Last edited by ruari; 2019-11-10, 07:28 PM.

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                • #9
                  Thanks for all the extra info.

                  I'm currently running 110-136 cranks on the 27.5" but have never gone below 136 mm on this size. (On the 24" I run 125-145 cranks).

                  Once I have a road tire (and gotten used to it) I'll try to work my way down on crank length.

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