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Old 2012-04-29, 01:35 PM   #16
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You mentioned that your riding area has hills. If you have any knee issues at all, go with the 150mm cranks. Both of my knees have been injured before, and when I tired 125 mm cranks on my 29, downhills caused quite a bit of pain. Riding down hill seems to put a lot more stress on the knee than up hill, at least for me.

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Old 2012-04-29, 04:52 PM   #17
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If you have knee issues I'd really recommend getting a good brake fitted - it makes all the difference in taking pressure off your legs even on the shallowest hills.
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Old 2012-04-29, 05:34 PM   #18
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Now a brake question...

I thought about a brake, but I can't ride consistantly yet with my hand on the saddle. Are brakes hard to install? I see several for sale on the trader forum.
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Old 2012-04-29, 06:15 PM   #19
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The brakes aren't particularly hard to install if you buy them with the right length hose on so you don't have to shorten it.

Riding with your hand on the saddle will also help your knees when going downhill and for general control so I'd recommend trying to practice that whenever you're out on your unicycle.
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