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Old 2012-04-27, 01:39 PM   #1
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Help buying next uni please

I know this is crazy, but I want another one. I have a Nimbus 24" muni that I put a less drastic tire on, but I am thinking of putting the Duro back on and then buying another uni with a road tire. Should I move up slowly to a 26" or jump right up to a 29" ? Is a 29" that much harder? I'm thinking about the Nimbus Drak, since I can upgrade the seat to a freeride. I would then buy a Big Apple tire. Also, what do you think about cranks? I was thinking to upgrade to dual holes, just not sure which sizes to go for. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 2012-04-27, 02:08 PM   #2
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Easy. 29". 26" is too small of a difference.

For road riding, you can start with a pair of 125s, but that's fairly long for road on a 29". I used to use 102s if I wanted to go fast. Something longer if there were lots of hills involved.
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Old 2012-04-27, 03:44 PM   #3
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29 for sure. I have limited skills, but the 29 is a snap, and I have no problem switching between my Nimbus 24 Muni and the 29. I bought the Nomad (to get 150mm cranks), and replaced the tire with a street type tire. It is a sweet riding machine on the street!
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Old 2012-04-27, 06:14 PM   #4
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I agree that 29" would be the right choice. I switched from a N24 muni to a KH29 a year ago. That wasn't a problem - and I still appreciate both sizes for different kinds of riding.

However, I use 150 mm cranks on both. Even though the KH29 have 125/150 cranks, I haven't used the 125 mm option so far. I am probably just a chicken, but 150 mm still don't limit my top speed...
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Old 2012-04-28, 08:46 AM   #5
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I went from a 24 to a 29, both with 127 cranks with no problems. Once you are on it doesn't feel like you are much higher either.
I would follow Klaus' advice about cranks, going longer than shorter will make things easier to start with and if you have double hole cranks you should be happy in the long term.

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Old 2012-04-28, 01:12 PM   #6
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I went from a 24" to 36". After a few hours on the 36" I was good to go. Still working on freemounting which I seem to get about 50% of the times I try. I say go all the way with a 36".
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Old 2012-04-29, 09:00 AM   #7
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I know this is crazy, but I want another one.
After you get the 29'er, you will still be a few uni's away from calling youreself crazy
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Old 2012-04-29, 01:06 PM   #8
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You have to keep in mind our age bracket! Everyone we tell about this thinks we're nuts
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Old 2012-04-29, 01:35 PM   #9
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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   #10
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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   #11
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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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