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Old 2011-08-11, 02:59 PM   #46
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Old 2011-08-11, 04:18 PM   #47
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no idea of psi. i pump it up so its not flat and not anywhere near about to burst
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Old 2011-08-11, 05:27 PM   #48
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Old 2011-08-11, 07:22 PM   #49
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Old 2011-08-11, 07:54 PM   #50
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Old 2011-08-12, 06:58 AM   #51
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Looking at the graphs it seems that 29er is a bit different category, but comparison of 24vs26vs height makes sense.
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Old 2011-08-12, 06:52 PM   #52
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Old 2011-08-12, 10:43 PM   #53
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I can't believe how little some of you weigh! Gosh I'm not exactly overweight and some of the riders much taller than me weigh about 8kg's less! shocka! :0

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Old 2011-08-12, 11:05 PM   #54
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So you want me to pick one of my unicycles, even though I ride all of them?

Gee, which one should I pick?

The one I rode today? 26 guni 2.6
The one I rode most last month? KH 29 2.4
The one I ride most in the winter? Conundrum 26, Larry 3.8
How about the one I ride when the trails are nasty? KH 36 2.5

Then there's the recent crank reduction I've working through, went down from 170 to 165 on my 29er to improve spin, then to improve my shifting I went down from 165 to 150 on the 26 guni.

Yeah, I don't know much, but I think this sorta comparison is doomed to failure simply because there are too many variables, including experience, terrain, age, body to weight ratio, strenght vs finesse (style).

Maybe if you limited the responses to people who ride a certain style or a certain terrain, but then there is still quite q bit of variability in something as simple as "road riding".

Tell ya what, you pick one, take artistic license, it is your thread

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Old 2011-08-12, 11:14 PM   #55
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Now about that psi thing that someone mentioned, something about pound per square inch based on rider weight.

Yeah, it would probably work that way IF all tires/tubes were created equal, if the terrain were held constant, and if we all rode the same style.

However, that ain't the way it works, some folks like a hard tires, some like it soft, some ride fast, some ride slow, some hop and others roll.

My tire pressure on muni have varied from as little as 8psi on a Larry 3.8", to 14psi on a Duro 3", to 25 psi on a Racing Ralph 2.4". Then for 36er riding it's an even wider range, anywhere from 20 psi on dirt/gravel to 40psi on pavement.

At time I will also increase or decrease psi for changes in conditions or when I get tired. As well, I have found that temperature can signifciantly change the way a tire rides, cold weather requires less pressure, whereas hot weather requires more pressure.

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Old 2011-08-13, 12:02 AM   #56
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Nurse Ben I am sensing a lot of negativity

Perhaps we should also state the type of terrain ridden with various setups then? For example technical, semi technical, mild off road, hopping oriented or rolling oriented (not sure what terminology to use.)

I also change my crank length, tyres and pressure depending on the terrain, but mostly I ride with what I've stated...it's what feels comfortable in most circumstances.

I'm wondering saskatchewanian what you are trying to establish? Do you think there will be a direct correlation between rider weight and wheel size in that smaller riders have smaller wheels and skinnier/harder tyres? I agree with Nurse Ben that rider strength would come into play...two people can weigh the same but have very different body compositions.

I don't really know enough about statistics to comment on how accurate the results will be if multiple entries are not allowed, but couldn't you find the persons average setup? Just an idea, as stated I know nothing about stats.

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Old 2011-08-13, 03:14 AM   #57
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Not negativity, more likely cynicism, comes with age it seems

My point is that it is challenging to quantify something with so many variables and a very small population. Many of the things that "fall out" are predicatble, such as smaller people preferring shorter cranks and smaller wheels, and possibly even skinnier tires. I think this is why a certain yet to be named persona is so against polls.

What I have found over time and with practice is that my preferences don't change as much as my ability to manage difference. For instance, where two years ago I might have struggled with riding technical muni on a 26 x 3 using 150 cranks, instead using 165's to reduce my struggle, today I rode that same muni with 150's and it's no struggle at all. Though I can manage with less, I realize what I give up when using a shorter crank as I work harder to manage a steep climb or when descending a steep and rocky downhill.

My favorite muni in terms of overall functionality and general pleasure to ride is my KH 29 x 2.4 165 Venture II. I love the lack of q factor which makes the muni ride smooth, the long cranks provde great power for climbing, and the lightweight of the uni makes it so nice to throw around. I can literally glide through a turn like a bike, all the while spinning along.

I think this is what I love most about riding muni vs riding mtb, the constant involvement between the rider and the ride, no coasting allowed, it's pedal, stop, or UPD

I still think Eric needs to allow as many options as people are willing to offer, as long as they are riding what they say they're riding. I didn't get the sense that this poll was designed to determine the forum members' favorite uni combo, I thought it was to establish a connection netween uni sizing and uni rider size.

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Old 2011-08-13, 03:18 AM   #58
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I thought it was pretty clear that Sask was looking to see if there were any general trends between rider height (and weight) and preferred wheel size for general muni. If you don't prefer one wheel size that's fine, but it's not what this is about. There are other threads about how many unis we have and the benefits of a certain wheel size for a given situation.

Clearly different size wheels have different strengths on different terrain but again that's not what this is about. I don't think anyone is saying this will lead to some amazing new insight. It's just a simple way to add another aspect to the height/weight discussions that keep popping up.
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Old 2011-08-13, 03:44 AM   #59
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Prefered on what day, on what trail, in what weather, yadayadayada...

You'll have better luck asking me to pick my favorite food than to ask about my favorite muni.

It's drunken noodle in case you're wondering
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Old 2011-08-13, 04:10 AM   #60
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preferred wheel size for general muni.
Basically if you could only use one of your Munis w/ one setup and had to get rid of the rest which would you keep.
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