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Old 2012-04-26, 04:26 PM   #86
Nurse Ben
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I think most people that get hurt on 36ers are pushing the speed envelope, and usually with shorter cranks which also means less control.
Seems like that's the same problem on gunis; well that and riding on slippery surfaces

I am not about speed, my idea of a 36er ride is mild single track, winding through the woods, some rough areas, while avoiding double track unless it's connecting single track. I run 165-170 cranks whcih give me the power and control I need to manage that big wheel.

I find it curious that folks want to push the speed limits on a unicycle. Going fast on a uni is really not playing into the strengths of unicycling. Agility, flexibility, quickness, these are the traits that make unicycling unique in contrast to bicycles. Going fast on a unicycle is dangerous, as many people are learning.

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