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Old 2018-09-13, 07:05 AM   #31
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There are other factors as well (assuming you fit on all sizes).

1.) riding style:
Some people mainly ride on wide fire roads and want to cover some distance. They probably go for a 29. If it is more technical, singletrail, steep, etc. 26 or 27.5 will probalbly be choosen.

2.) tire choice:
Fun/no fun on a Muni depends so much on a good tire (grip, autosteer, damping, rolling resistance, etc). I personaly think that those plus size tires (between 2,6 and 3,0 inch wide) are an excellent choice for Muni. As there is the biggest choice of those plus size tires in 27.5, I simply went for that size.
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Old 2018-09-13, 01:46 PM   #32
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Awesome points and information!!

I personally really agree with your comments-they are spot on. If you have read the thread to this point, you know I am struggling with my new 2,4 tire on my QX27.5. I am thinking I will probably end up changing it back out for a 3,0.

Others have input???
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Old 2018-09-13, 07:12 PM   #33
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I think of my QX 27.5 with a 3" tire as an improved version of my old 29" with a 2.4" - similar sized wheel, great for cross country type trails, too tall and klutzy for technical riding.

Compared to the 29" it seems quicker and rolls over stuff better. Plus it's generally a higher quality unicycle.

So for technical trails I ride my 26", for the faster XC I use the 27.5+, and the 29" got retired to road riding with a smooth tire and short cranks.

You're welcome to ride the 27.5 at the STOMP fest, I'm still planning on going. I haven't signed up officially since the wife and dogs hadn't committed until a couple days ago...
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Old 2018-09-14, 01:06 AM   #34
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I'm 6'3" and like riding all mountain with preference for cross country.
I ride my KH29 with a 3" Minion in the summer and throw the 3 1/4" Crux on for the winter. (we have fat bike trails through the winter!)
Pedals in the 127mm holes or switch to the 150's if it's a day of climbing.
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Old 2018-09-17, 12:50 PM   #35
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Great insights from everyone!!

I have seen a couple of teens attempt the 36er on the trails. That is a sight to see.
I think we can all pretty much agree that 29, for now, is the practical max for the trails.

Got some more miles on the QX27.5 over the last couple of weeks. I even hit a new trail on it. I am getting much more used to the brake and it hasn't given me any more trouble. I am still having more UPDs with the smaller (more air pressure) tire. I will try one with the 3.0 at STOMP to be sure, but probably will go ahead and switch to it. My friend, who I ride with weekly, wouldn't agree with me. He likes the smaller tire. I like the fatter softer one though. When it comes to that--I guess personal preference is the true measure.
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