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Old 2006-03-21, 09:19 PM   #1
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correct setup of uni for best performance?

what is the correct seat heat etc.. leg positions for unis?

i remember for 2 wheels it was so you could touch flat foot on ground with slightly bent knee, but in practice it's slightly bent knee when you foot is flat and on lower crank fully extended.

Would like to know
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Old 2006-03-21, 09:21 PM   #2
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Just put it wherever feels comfortable.
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Old 2006-03-21, 09:39 PM   #3
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yeah, tats actuall\y the best advice you can give on this subject...some people prefer different seat heights for different style....personally, I like mine short, because it means I can jump higher seat in, but its really your preference
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Old 2006-03-21, 09:48 PM   #4
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It depends on what you're doing. For freestyle and smooth distance riding, you probably want the seat as high as comfortable with your legs fully extended when pedaling. For other kinds of riding, slightly lower to much lower is usually better.

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Old 2006-03-21, 11:20 PM   #5
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yeah but you dont want it too low or pedaling will be more difficult
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Old 2006-03-21, 11:29 PM   #6
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if you're just learning, you want the seat rather high. your leg should be almost perfectly straight when the pedal is down. actually, that is how it should be almost all the time, whether you're just learning or not...the only time you would want a lower seat is for trials and street riding.
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Old 2006-03-21, 11:31 PM   #7
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Yeah, well I have a stupid double bolt clamp and I have to keep it on one height basically, cos I cant be stuffed moving it around. Although it DOES keep the seat in the same place...
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Old 2006-03-22, 12:29 PM   #8
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hey got an idea: why not a seatpost who would adjust to two positions at the push of a button?
A "high" position for trailing, a "low" position for jumping.
well when I mean a "button" I probably would like something stronger, but basically the idea is there.
makes sense?
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Old 2006-03-22, 12:32 PM   #9
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you mean kinda like twhere the seat post tube would have holes in it and the seatpost would have little knobbies that stick out and you could press in the knobbies to kake the potst go up or down.
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Old 2006-03-22, 01:15 PM   #10
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well they make these things called telescopic post for mtb,a tube slides within another tube there a grat invention xcause there quick release and u just move a lever and it lifts up,u need the kh rail adapter and that s it,easy to adjust
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if you're just learning, you want the seat rather high. your leg should be almost perfectly straight when the pedal is down. actually, that is how it should be almost all the time, whether you're just learning or not...
I disagree. I found that when I was learning a lower seat helped me.

Even now I like a short seat. If I'm too stretched out on my unicycle it's a lot harder for me to control the wheel, even in general riding.

I would suggest moving the seat level all over the place about an inch at a time and then seeing which height you like the best. After all, you're the one riding it.
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hey got an idea: why not a seatpost who would adjust to two positions at the push of a button?
A "high" position for trailing, a "low" position for jumping.
well when I mean a "button" I probably would like something stronger, but basically the idea is there.
makes sense?
Try a quick release seat clamp. I always thoughgt someone should make a double quickrelease seat clamp. It would have the power of two bolts with the ease of quick release.
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