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Old 2017-05-29, 06:23 AM   #31
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A compressor will be your best friend for tubeless conversions!
There is a excellent help now available if you do not have a compressor on hand:

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/e...-pump/p/11881/

Also available by other brands.
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Old 2017-05-29, 07:17 PM   #32
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I like the look of that new rim and the slightly wider frame. They will both be big positives in the trend toward plus sized tires. I was really hoping that 26+ sizing would catch on in the biking world and spill into ours, but that size seems to be falling flat.

So, I was a bit disappointed to see the disappearance of the 26" from the lineup, but understand it with the recent explosion in popularity of 27.5" and 27.5+ tire sizes. It could be interesting to see how sales of 29" unicycles change with the acceptance of 27.5+. Obviously a standard 29" wheel could fit nicely in a 27.5+ frame...

I am curious if there has been any consideration of adding a 32" unicycle to the lineup. If KH jumped in to that game it might make a big enough market to develop a more aggressive off-road 32" tire that could be shared with the custom mountain bike market, similar to how we as unicyclists helped get the "Todd" tire made a few years ago. When niche markets help niche markets everyone wins .
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Old 2017-05-30, 05:00 AM   #33
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Obviously a standard 29" wheel could fit nicely in a 27.5+ frame...
I run my 27.5+ in a 29er frame and it soesn't look like the frame is from a bigger wheel size. So since disc brakes are the new standard, i dont think it's even necessary to have two different frames for these two wheelsizes.
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Old 2017-05-30, 07:12 AM   #34
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I am smallish (5'7") and recently went with the new 27.5 over the 26 due to my feeling 26ers are on the way out. Also I wanted a fat, light tire and couldn't get that with a 29er without going too big.

For me the 27.5 is perfect and I'm glad I went with my intuition even though at the time Kris said if you are smaller you may prefer the 26.

I understand his decision to ditch the 26er. At the end of the day it was a business decision and we all certainly want him to stay in business for many more years.
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Old 2017-05-31, 09:25 PM   #35
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So since disc brakes are the new standard, it makes me sad to see the Magura compatible Break Mounts go. Well, maybe I'm just too old(school)
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Old 2017-05-31, 10:35 PM   #36
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I kept rim brake mounts on the frames longer that I otherwise would have because the geared hub, until the 2016 release, was not disc brake compatible (without modifications).
Beyond the fact that braking is better, the external disc brake is so much easier to maintain and use that I have to admit I don't miss rim brakes =)
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Old 2017-06-01, 06:02 AM   #37
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Hi Kris,

fully agree on the disc brake setup. Do the new frames have some hose clips to fix the brake line on it.?
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Old 2017-06-01, 01:20 PM   #38
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Yes they do - two clips on the frame positioned close to where the brake bosses used to be.
I chose not to add a brakeline guide on the seatpost tube because I feel that it interferes with raising the seat up and down - better to just wrap the brakeline once around the seat tube like a coil. Works well.

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Old 2017-06-04, 07:16 PM   #39
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Hi Kris,

will the new KH29 be available with Duro Crux tire for Europe? Because this tire can not be purchased at this size in this time.
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Old 2017-06-05, 04:14 AM   #40
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When the new model is eventually available in Europe, yes it will include this tire, assuming it remains in production in Taiwan.
In the USA, it looks like Jones Bikes has them in stock:
http://www.jonesbikes.com/duro-crux-tire/
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Old 2017-06-05, 03:37 PM   #41
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Thank you for your reply.
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Old 2017-06-08, 08:51 PM   #42
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I just had a thought: With the wider tires has the vertical clearance changed for the KH29 frames? Would it be possible to get an axle to crown measurement?

If I could fit my 32" wheel in it would make the new frame that much more inciting.
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Old 2017-06-08, 09:18 PM   #43
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Here are the vertical clearances for KH frames, measured from axle to underside of crown:
KH20: 268.5 mm
KH24: 338.5 mm
KH27.5: 383.5 mm
KH29: 401.5 mm
KH36: 463.5 mm
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Old 2017-06-09, 03:04 AM   #44
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Thanks Kris

It won't fit my frankenwheel (shrunken 36) with the current tire but I am not sure about the production 32" wheels out there, It would probably be pretty close.

If only I had more disposable income...
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Old 2017-10-02, 07:47 PM   #45
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Does anybody know when will be the new unicycles available in Europe? Any new infos? Unicycle.com (USA) has the new parts (rim, hub and frame), KH27,5 and KH36 in stock.
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