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Old 2017-05-23, 06:55 AM   #16
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Eric, I agree. Out of my experiences changing tires within 26 or 27.5 makes bigger difference than switching from 26 to 27.5. But that was my experience. Still some people claim that 27.5 was a whole new world for them, but I haven't met anyone yet who said they prefered 26 that much.
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Old 2017-05-23, 09:49 AM   #17
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29"=28"

Actually 29" rim Is 28" And 29" mtb tyre Makes it 29"

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Old 2017-05-23, 11:52 AM   #18
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Kris, How is the new 27.5 compared to the 26 with the 3" Knard tire ?
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Old 2017-05-23, 12:35 PM   #19
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Re the 32 versus 36 hole debate. That has gone on for years. A few thoughts:
1) With the small size of our niche, it is a huge help to have a single standard. It's tough to support more than that.
2) Few as possible standards across brands = way better support of a riding community. The bike industry sucks for rolling out new and inconsistent standards.
<applause> for that - it's nice to see some thought going into this and presumably cooperation with Roger (I'm guessing there's a lot more of that behind the scenes than most people are aware of), 36 does seem the logical choice given the requirement for a bit more strength. The only obvious downside is availability of rims, but actually it's not that hard to find a 36H rim.

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Also the 27.5"x3" tires are only about 27" in diameter which is only 1 inch more than a 26" and puts you uni only 1/2" higher than a 26".
The actual difference in rim diameter between a 26 and a '27.5' is almost exactly 1" - which is one reason I prefer the 650B designation (the quotes are deliberate). Though it should also be pointed out that a '29er' rim is only 2.5" larger than a 26 - so the difference is 1" from 26 to 650B and 1.5" from 650B to 29er. Just to be pedantic, a 3" tyre on a 650B rim should be about 29" diameter - the actual rim diameters are between 4" and 5" smaller than their nominal quoted size, the difference being made up by tyres, the sizes of which obviously vary, so there is effectively some overlap in total rolling diameter (a 4" tyre on a 26 should actually be a bit bigger than a 2.5" tyre on a 29er).

I haven't made the jump to 650B yet, realistically what is available new makes no difference to me anyway. However given I struggle to choose between a 26 and a 29 it may be the ideal size for me - would presumably also fit nicely with a 3" tyre in my Nimbus 29er frame (one of the older Oracles which won't take a 29x3).
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Old 2017-05-23, 01:28 PM   #20
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Kris, How is the new 27.5 compared to the 26 with the 3" Knard tire ?
There's a noticeable difference. The rolling resistance is lower and it is more forgiving. The Duro Crux 27.5x3.25" tire has really good grip in all conditions including mud. I particularly noticed it when descending on an off-angle; improved resistance to slipping sideway. The profile is still good for cornering. It is 81 mm measured width. Most 3" tires are in the 71 to 76 mm measured width range. I did notice the extra volume was helpful in absorbing shock. It's still a good climbing tire. On the other hand, the Knard is quite a bit lighter.

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Old 2017-05-23, 01:47 PM   #21
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Kris, are there any plans for selling the KH36 with the King George tire in the US in the near future? Thanks.
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Old 2017-05-23, 03:13 PM   #22
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Kris, are there any plans for selling the KH36 with the King George tire in the US in the near future? Thanks.
No not really. Both the Nightrider and King George are excellent tires and similar weight. Qu-Ax distributes KHU in the EU, and UDC outside the EU, hence the tire spec.

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Old 2017-05-23, 07:33 PM   #23
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you're a giant!

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despite I'm only 1,73m (8ft 5in) tall.
That's a pretty tall 8ft 5", as that's 256.54cm!! 5ft 8" is indeed 173cm (172.72cm).

It's like the mistake I still so frequently make in German of transcribing the 1's and 10's digit, i.e. converting the German 32 (zweiunddreißig = two and thirty) into 23. Or for the programmers among us, confusing big endian and little endian.
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Old 2017-05-23, 07:58 PM   #24
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That's a pretty tall 8ft 5", as that's 256.54cm!! 5ft 8" is indeed 173cm (172.72cm).

It's like the mistake I still so frequently make in German of transcribing the 1's and 10's digit, i.e. converting the German 32 (zweiunddreißig = two and thirty) into 23. Or for the programmers among us, confusing big endian and little endian.
I'm a bit taller than Eric with 9ft5in and of course I have the 63" King George Tire
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Old 2017-05-23, 08:43 PM   #25
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I'm a bit taller than Eric with 9ft5in and of course I have the 63" King George Tire
And I'm a freak of nature at 1ft6" and mostly riding my 92" wheel!
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Old 2017-05-25, 12:51 PM   #26
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Looking good! I'm definitely tempted by a 650B and I still need to give the Fusion One a go.

In the slightly inclement winter weather of the UK my sprit hub started to get surface corrosion within about a month of installing it so the new black powdercoat definitely seems like a good move.


On a less related note, I heard a rumour some time ago that the dual hole crank positions was changed (110/137 to 110/127) due to a plan for quick release pedals? Every year I look out for any hints and nothing's happened so far...
Am I talking rubbish? Anything you can say about it if I'm not?
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Old 2017-05-25, 08:36 PM   #27
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On a less related note, I heard a rumour some time ago that the dual hole crank positions was changed (110/137 to 110/127) due to a plan for quick release pedals? Every year I look out for any hints and nothing's happened so far...
Am I talking rubbish? Anything you can say about it if I'm not?
The 110/127 cranks are still available.
We updated the 110/137 cranks to 117/137 a couple of years ago. That update came from my own experience as well as that of the EOB Award Winner Cary Gray, who felt that would be a strong choice for long distance on/offroad touring on a heavily loaded 36er.

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Old 2017-05-26, 07:00 AM   #28
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Kris, why didn't you propose the new 27.5 and 29 directly as tubeless ? Is it difficult to make the conversion ?
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Old 2017-05-26, 03:15 PM   #29
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Kris, why didn't you propose the new 27.5 and 29 directly as tubeless ? Is it difficult to make the conversion ?
Even bike brands dont sell bike directly as tubeless. If the uni stays in the stock room for a few months without moving, the scellant will dry and wont be good when the rider tries to pump is tire. One of the important thing to keep a good tubeless setup running for long is riding it often.

Conversion is really easy when the rim and tire are tubeless compatible. When one of them isn't it makes it a bit harder but can still be done. A compressor will be your best friend for tubeless conversions!
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Old 2017-05-26, 04:34 PM   #30
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Hey Everyone,

Here's a blog link to the 2017 KH lineup:
https://www.krisholm.com/en/blog/khu...g-2017-release


Anyway, check it out and let me know what you think.

Kris
My main gripe, and I'm just whining, is each upgrade gets announced toward the end of my main season of events and then usually no one offers much of the new goods as they try selling off old stock. By the time I can order and receive any of the stuff I'm drooling over my event schedule is over. The excitement is lost and I decide nothing is really that important to me until next year. Then why not wait another year and see if something exciting shows up in the next upgrade. So I'm still on eight and ten year old KH unicycles and manage to do my thing and wonder if Kris and I will ever get it together and update any of my blue frogs.

Kris: my excitement is already fading. Only four more events left in the 2017 schedule for me. Also, it looks like my two Schulmpf hubs which went on a ski vacation in Switzerland will last into the summer swimming season - might end the entire year in the singlespeed category.

Thanks for letting me whine a little,
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