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  • United Off Road vs. Sem XL extra wide?

    Hey, anyone have advice on picking one of two 24" Unicycles to get into Muni? Both are available at UNicycle.com.
    The United runs $179 and the SemXL runs $319.

    Main Features:

    United:
    Curved Frame (lower risk of inner knee injury)
    Rhino Rim with Kenda 24x2.1 tire
    Comes with Miyata Seat
    Cost: $179

    Sem XL extra Wide
    Squared Frame like torker (more risk for knee injury)
    BFR rim with Gazzolotti 24 x 2.6
    Comes with Miyata Seat
    Cost: $319

    Is it worth it to save the money now by buying the cheaper United and then expect to buy a stronger Unicycle later? or Buy the more expensive Sem XL and expect to stay with that for quite a long time?
    I will probably never be able to get to doing drops more than 12" anyway. Drops from picnic tables, probably never(but you never know) I want to learn to hop over obstacles and do some gaping.
    Anyone have any comments about the extra wide frame, will this really be strong enough to handle the tork?
    Is the "Gazz" worth all the hype?

    Thanks

    Rod Wylie
    Rod
    scottw818.wixsite.com/vintage-rod-and-reel

  • #2
    I put the Kenda Black Smoke tire (24x2.1) on my United 24" and found that
    I seem to constantly fight a lean to one side or the other. I have to run
    with at least 40 lbs. because of my body weight. The lean is more
    pronounced on hard surfaces (hard packed dirt or otherwise). I've not
    tried the Gazz.

    Bruce http://move.to/daup

    teachndad wrote:
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Hey, anyone have advice on picking one of two 24" Unicycles to get into[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Muni? Both are available at UNicycle.com. The United runs $179 and the[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> SemXL runs $319.[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Main Features:[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> United: Curved Frame (lower risk of inner knee injury) Rhino Rim with[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Kenda 24x2.1 tire Comes with Miyata Seat Cost: $179[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Sem XL extra Wide Squared Frame like torker (more risk for knee injury)[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> BFR rim with Gazzolotti 24 x 2.6 Comes with Miyata Seat Cost: $319[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Is it worth it to save the money now by buying the cheaper United and[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> then expect to buy a stronger Unicycle later? or Buy the more expensive[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Sem XL and expect to stay with that for quite a long time? I will[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> probably never be able to get to doing drops more than 12" anyway. Drops[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> from picnic tables, probably never(but you never know) I want to learn[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> to hop over obstacles and do some gaping. Anyone have any comments about[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> the extra wide frame, will this really be strong enough to handle the[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> tork? Is the "Gazz" worth all the hype?[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Thanks[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Rod Wylie[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> --[/color]
    [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums[/color]

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    • #3
      Hello,

      I just posted on my united a little while ago, but here it goes again. The
      $179 united is great, for me. It works great, but might not for everyone.
      Ive been doing 3 + foot drops, but I only wiegh 125 or 130 lbs.

      Czech my complete review on my syte (another shameless plug, heh heh heh):

      http://www.uni-psycho.cityslide.com/...age.cfm/739828

      the dash is included in the url, so im pretty sure you need to coppy
      and paste it.

      if that doesnt work:

      http://nick.somewhereintheheavens.com

      and click through to "Reviews"

      I was also considering the sem when i was looking to buy, but i wasnt sure
      how much i was going to be into
      it. Now that I am into it, obsessivly even, im glad i got the united
      anyways. I can abuse this withgout feeling too bad about it, and im
      putting the extra money i saved towards a hunter, or a costom monty
      (I've also been working a lot this summer, Damm colege tuition!)

      To get into the sport, a united is great, especially if your going to stic
      to less than 12" drops.

      have fun,

      Nick Cegelka

      Pyrotechnick13@yahoo.com

      NickLikesFire AIM

      --- teachndad <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote:
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Hey, anyone have advice on picking one of two 24" Unicycles to get into[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Muni? Both are available at UNicycle.com. The United runs $179 and the[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> SemXL runs $319.[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Main Features:[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> United: Curved Frame (lower risk of inner knee injury) Rhino Rim with[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Kenda 24x2.1 tire Comes with Miyata Seat Cost: $179[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Sem XL extra Wide Squared Frame like torker (more risk for knee injury)[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> BFR rim with Gazzolotti 24 x 2.6 Comes with Miyata Seat Cost: $319[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Is it worth it to save the money now by buying the cheaper United and[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> then expect to buy a stronger Unicycle later? or Buy the more expensive[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Sem XL and expect to stay with that for quite a long time? I will[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> probably never be able to get to doing drops more than 12" anyway. Drops[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> from picnic tables, probably never(but you never know) I want to learn[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> to hop over obstacles and do some gaping. Anyone have any comments about[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> the extra wide frame, will this really be strong enough to handle the[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> tork? Is the "Gazz" worth all the hype?[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Thanks[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Rod Wylie[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> --[/color]
      [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Posted via the Unicyclist Community -[/color]
      http://unicyclist.com/forums

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      • #4
        I had exactly the same problem with the kenda 2.1 on my United muni. I
        cured the problem by replacing the kenda with another tire (a 2.0 Vee
        Rubber). My muni works fine now.

        I've read that some tread patterns can lead to an unbalanced ride. I guess
        that is the kenda's problem.

        "Bruce & Mary Edwards" <yoopers@inwave.com> wrote in message
        news:3B637F5B.F3C386FA@inwave.com...
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]> I put the Kenda Black Smoke tire (24x2.1) on my United 24" and found[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]> that I seem to constantly fight a lean to one side or the other. I have[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]> to run with at least 40 lbs. because of my body weight. The lean is more[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]> pronounced on hard surfaces (hard packed dirt or otherwise). I've not[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]> tried the Gazz.[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]> Bruce http://move.to/daup[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]>[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor}]> teachndad wrote:[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Hey, anyone have advice on picking one of two 24" Unicycles to get[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > into Muni? Both are available at UNicycle.com. The United runs $179[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > and the SemXL runs $319.[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Main Features:[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > United: Curved Frame (lower risk of inner knee injury) Rhino Rim with[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Kenda 24x2.1 tire Comes with Miyata Seat Cost: $179[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Sem XL extra Wide Squared Frame like torker (more risk for knee[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > injury) BFR rim with Gazzolotti 24 x 2.6 Comes with Miyata Seat[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Cost: $319[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Is it worth it to save the money now by buying the cheaper United and[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > then expect to buy a stronger Unicycle later? or Buy the more[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > expensive Sem XL and expect to stay with that for quite a long time? I[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > will probably never be able to get to doing drops more than 12"[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > anyway. Drops from picnic tables, probably never(but you never know) I[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > want to learn to hop over obstacles and do some gaping. Anyone have[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > any comments about the extra wide frame, will this really be strong[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > enough to handle the tork? Is the "Gazz" worth all the hype?[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Thanks[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Rod Wylie[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> >[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > --[/color]
        [color={usenetquotecolor2}]> > Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums[/color]

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