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Old 2011-08-09, 10:41 PM   #1
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Muni riders - height/weight -vs- wheel size

Hey guys, since everyone seems to want to share their height and weight i thought we might as well put it to some use.

Knowing a bunch of heights and weights is pretty useless in itself but might be interesting if we combine that information with preferred wheel size/tire width for MUni.

If I get enough data I will punch it into excel and see if any trends emerge. (do taller people like taller wheels? heavier people wider tires? no relation?)

you can give your height/weight in metric or imperial measurements, it doesn't mater, but please just give one wheel size.

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Old 2011-08-09, 10:48 PM   #2
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Old 2011-08-09, 11:27 PM   #3
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24x3.0

I think that most of the responses you are going to get are going to be pretty much the same, no matter what height/weight...

However, there might be some more experienced riders out there with a more personal preference...
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Old 2011-08-10, 12:01 AM   #4
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Having only been riding 2 years I'm not one of the more experienced riders but I have reached this preference after spending a fair amount of time with other options (24x3.0, 26x3.8, 29x2.2-2.5, 36x2.25).
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Old 2011-08-10, 12:52 AM   #5
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Yah I know I am going to get a lot of 24x3 across the board but it would be interesting to see where the other wheel/tire sizes fit in. Maybe only half of the over 6" crowd uses 24x3?

we need a lot more responses to see if there are any trends.
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Old 2011-08-10, 12:55 AM   #6
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I think adding crank size would be helpfull.

5' 10", 155 lbs. 24X2.7, 170 cranks.

I've tried bigger wheels but I can't handle the effective taller gearing in much of my terrain, and I don't do drops so I can't make use of a more volumous tire.

I'd go down a bit on the cranks to 165's if they'd fit on my DX hub.
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Old 2011-08-10, 03:21 AM   #8
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Old 2011-08-10, 04:06 AM   #9
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Cool guys. Should have thought of crank size.

Just punched in what we have and an interesting trend has popped up, not one that I was expecting.

I think I am going to wait until we have at least 20 responses before posting any results.

I am amending my entry to include crank length.

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Old 2011-08-10, 04:44 AM   #12
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Old 2011-08-10, 07:30 AM   #13
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