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  • 26" Muni set up

    Just made my 2005 KH 29 into a 26( I think its a 2005, the first year they were blue?). I used an old Monty 26" trials rim and a old 2.5 Michelin dh tire. Also running 150mm cranks. Faster than a 24 and tougher than a 29. So far so good. I was wondering what other set ups people are running. Tires,crank length, and so on. Thanks.

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    Top to bottom:

    2006 KH saddle, modified foam, double stiffener plate

    Generic 25.4mm ChroMo post

    Torker DX double bolt clamp

    Yuni 26" Muni frame powder-coated black (the only original part left)

    Nimbus ISIS hub

    Echo 160mm cranks

    SNAFU pedals

    14g DT Swiss spokes

    Echo 46mm rear trials rim

    26x3 Gazzalodi tire

    26x3 downhill tube


    I have another wheel I put on for cruising around town

    Original wheel (UDC square taper hub, Alex DX32 rim)

    aluminum cranks (I think I have Qu-ax 114s on there right now, I also have 150s, 125s, 102s and I think 89s somewhere but I don't know if I will ever use them)

    snafu pedals (I got a bunch on sale)

    26x2.5 Maxxis Hookworm

    bike saddle and long handlebar


    In road mode it really goes but is not really that comparable to a 36er. This setup does make me want to go geared though.



    Things I would like to change.

    I now want a wider rim for my MUni setup. It is pertnear perfect for summer but needs a bit more stability for low pressure winter riding. I am thinking of going with the 70mm rim from speedway.

    A geared 26 would be awesome, I would use the current echo rim with a geared hub matched with a smaller lighter tire, maybe the Stout. Stick a short to mid-length handle on there and a brake and you are good to go for fast flowy XC Muni. If I was not paying off debt I would be doing it already.

    I would also like to upgrade from the snafus, they aren't bad but I would like something lighter, flatter and grippier.

    edit: another thing I would like to try is the lightweight 26x3" tube from schwalbe.
    Last edited by saskatchewanian; 2009-11-20, 07:08 AM.
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    • #3
      my setup:

      KH fusion saddle with a carbon plate from axel ( usename: akaestle)
      KH or Pit Fighter seatpost
      surly one bolt clamp
      surly 26" frame
      KH Titan hub
      14g spokes
      Large marge rim
      KH dual Moment cranks 150mm 125mm drilled out
      wellgo MG1 titan pedals
      Gazza 3" or endomorph tire

      pics in my albums

      Originally posted by saskatchewanian View Post
      I am thinking of going with the 70mm rim from speedway.

      edit: another thing I would like to try is the lightweight 26x3" tube from schwalbe.
      Hey Eric,
      i ride a large marge rim and like it very much but what“s aspeedway rim can you post a link or so

      i use only ordenary 24" x 2.25" mtb tubes in my 26" x 3" large marge gazza combination (arround 170g). just pump it up in an old 3" tire over night to enlarge a bit and then it works perfect.
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      wer fleisch ißt quält und tötet
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      • #4
        Full KH 26" with 3.0 Wildlife Duro tire.
        125/150 Dual Moments, yellow Quax MG-1 pedals, Magura HS33

        That thing is a beast. Nearly the same weight as my 24" KH before, but it feels faster and easier to turn (sounds weird, but thats my feeling). I love it.
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        • #5
          UDC Carbon Seat Base
          2009 KH Freeride Foam and Cover
          KH Grab handle and bumper
          Thompson Post with KH Railess Mounting Plate
          Sala Clamp
          Pride Ti Frame
          Magura Brakes, steel braided lines
          KH Ti Hub
          KH 165mm Moments
          Oddyssey Nylon Pedal
          Koxx Try ALL 47mm Drilled Rim
          14 ga spokes
          Maxxis Minion DH 2.7
          Maxxis HD Tube
          Last edited by Nurse Ben; 2009-11-20, 01:38 PM.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by jogi View Post
            Hey Eric,
            i ride a large marge rim and like it very much but what“s aspeedway rim can you post a link or so

            i use only ordenary 24" x 2.25" mtb tubes in my 26" x 3" large marge gazza combination (arround 170g). just pump it up in an old 3" tire over night to enlarge a bit and then it works perfect.
            Here is a link to Speedway Cycles, they are a bike shop in Alaska that makes custom fat bikes. The rims are a bit pricey and arguably not as strong as a LM but a whole lot lighter and a bit wider.

            What can I say I lurk on fatbike forums. I really want one but unicycles really are a whole lot cheaper.


            I have tried the standard tubes in my 26x3 and it feels fine at higher pressures but it just doesn't have the same feel at the lower mushy pressures in my opinion.
            My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. - Jack Layton

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            • #7
              Originally posted by saskatchewanian View Post
              Here is a link to Speedway Cycles, they are a bike shop in Alaska that makes custom fat bikes. The rims are a bit pricey and arguably not as strong as a LM but a whole lot lighter and a bit wider.

              What can I say I lurk on fatbike forums. I really want one but unicycles really are a whole lot cheaper.


              I have tried the standard tubes in my 26x3 and it feels fine at higher pressures but it just doesn't have the same feel at the lower mushy pressures in my opinion.
              Curse you Saskatchewanian - I am a cycle junkie but had previously not seen that web site, and now I must have a fatbike! Too many cycles on my "must buy" list already!
              My 29er is my little wheel. Roll it, baby!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by saskatchewanian View Post
                Here is a link to Speedway Cycles, they are a bike shop in Alaska that makes custom fat bikes. The rims are a bit pricey and arguably not as strong as a LM but a whole lot lighter and a bit wider.

                What can I say I lurk on fatbike forums. I really want one but unicycles really are a whole lot cheaper.


                I have tried the standard tubes in my 26x3 and it feels fine at higher pressures but it just doesn't have the same feel at the lower mushy pressures in my opinion.
                So I take it a larger tired unicycle/bike rides better in sand? Does this include loose sand?
                I have my moments...

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                • #9
                  my 26er specs:
                  2008 kh street saddle
                  Chromo post
                  Nimbus qr seatclamp (ugly little thing, but it's not too heavy, and it does the job)
                  Nimbus II frame (metallic green)
                  Nimbus isis hub
                  Usa brand spokes w/ green nipples
                  Nimbus rim (sent the first one back, not impressed w/ their quality standards)
                  150mm Nimbus Venture cranks
                  Tioga factory 2.3

                  This setup is pretty darn light for how strong it is!

                  I'm used to the ventures now, and they're light, but the sharp bevel on the outside of the crank is really easy to get your heel caught up on in extremely rocky or slippery conditions. The other problem is that they have no offset like the moments do, so that square face on the crank is a real prob. I would definitely go back to dual hole moments (125,150s). I use the 125 hole offroad suprisingly often.
                  I may replace the frame with one of the newer ones that have brake mounts, and add a brake. It took me a while to get used to riding brakeless again, and I use the brake on my 29er a lot. I'd like to get a better, lighter quick release at some point, but this one does the job. I might upgrade to a wider rim, probably something in the 47-50mm range, drilled to save weight. I was planning on custom drilling the nimbus rim when I got it, but I wanted to really be able to beat it without worrying about it tacoing. I would also like to try the tioga factory dh 2.5 and the tioga white tiger 2.5. I'm guessing they'll be pretty close in size to most of the so-called 3inch tires.
                  android power.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Smilymarco View Post
                    Full KH 26" with 3.0 Wildlife Duro tire.
                    125/150 Dual Moments, yellow Quax MG-1 pedals, Magura HS33

                    That thing is a beast. Nearly the same weight as my 24" KH before, but it feels faster and easier to turn (sounds weird, but thats my feeling). I love it.
                    WHERE is this available?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MuniAddict View Post
                      WHERE is this available?
                      municycle.com in germany. Even it is not on their website, I have just bought one.

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                      • #12
                        It's on their site now. Also the new Qu-ax alu frames and the new KH and nimbus seats and some other stuff.
                        µ-knee

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                        • #13
                          Too late to edit, but I forgot to add my specs.

                          my favorite ride:

                          KH26 frame
                          KH/Schlumpf geared hub
                          KH Dual Hole Moments 150/125
                          KH T-Bar with some other bar ends and BBB grips & extra foam
                          KH Fusion Freeride 09 seat with 07 cover (I prefer the leather top)
                          KH stiffener plate
                          KH unadjustable seat post (older model)
                          KH single bolt clamp
                          KH Spooner
                          Magura HS33
                          Nokian Gazzaloddi 26x3
                          Schwalbe 26x3 inner tube
                          TryAll 26"x47mm rim
                          custom rim tape (just some thick black sticky tape)
                          Odyssey Twisted PCs
                          14G spokes
                          Widek compass bell
                          Sigma BC1606L speedometer
                          total weight: about 8Kg

                          My other 26er:

                          carbon fiber 26" frame by Roger Davies
                          Nimbus Gel Seat (07?)
                          aluminum seat post
                          single bolt clamp
                          thin alu rim
                          Suzue hub square tapered
                          Qu-ax alu cranks 114mm
                          Odyssey Twisted PCs
                          Schwalbe Racing Ralph 26x2,35 wire
                          some inner tube
                          14G spokes
                          5 alu bolts
                          total weight: 4,25Kg

                          I'm getting some Torker 152mm alu cranks for this one

                          These are two very different 26ers.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by MuniAddict View Post
                            WHERE is this available?
                            I bought all parts from Roland (municycle.com). So i guess every UDC should have it.

                            At first Roland only had the first generation 26" frame and the rim, i ordered a wheelbuild with a old 07 hub (cause of the price).
                            My first tire was the Maxxis Advantage 2.25. I rode a 24 hour XC race with it and already loved it.
                            Then after Kris released the second generation (suitable for 3.0 tires) i sold my "old" frame and got the new one and a new tire.

                            Right after did the first testride with the 3.0 tire i sold my 24" KH Cause IMO the 26 is way better and feels nicer for DH. Landing after drops feels "softer" it rolls over more curbs and stuff like that.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Smilymarco View Post
                              I bought all parts from Roland (municycle.com). So i guess every UDC should have it.

                              At first Roland only had the first generation 26" frame and the rim, i ordered a wheelbuild with a old 07 hub (cause of the price).
                              My first tire was the Maxxis Advantage 2.25. I rode a 24 hour XC race with it and already loved it.
                              Then after Kris released the second generation (suitable for 3.0 tires) i sold my "old" frame and got the new one and a new tire.

                              Right after did the first testride with the 3.0 tire i sold my 24" KH Cause IMO the 26 is way better and feels nicer for DH. Landing after drops feels "softer" it rolls over more curbs and stuff like that.
                              So why isn't there a KH 26 available anywhere? At least I can't find it. Do you know if Kris is planning to add a 26" MUni to his line up anytime soon?
                              Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
                              Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
                              -Dani Buron


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