View Poll Results: Would you buy some 36er tires?

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  • Heck no.

    130 54.39%
  • I'll take one (unicyclist)

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  • I'd buy a set for my bike.

    65 27.20%
  • I'd buy multiple sets, for my bike/uni, and to support the project

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  1. #151
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    New 36er arrives today, now I need a tire...

    My Nimbus Impulse 36er arrives today, but all I got is a stinkin' Coker pattern tire

    Any news on when the new tire will make it's debut?

    Also, shouldn't there be a 36er forum? Who would make the decision to add one??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    My Nimbus Impulse 36er arrives today, but all I got is a stinkin' Coker pattern tire

    Any news on when the new tire will make it's debut?

    Also, shouldn't there be a 36er forum? Who would make the decision to add one??
    Not yet, I hope to know when the next proto will be in my hands by the end of the week.

    Not sure about a forum for the 10 of us but I believe (http://forums.mtbr.com/member.php?u=78849) is the guy to ask.

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    I am sure the 650B crowd would be happy to lose us. The 26" crowd was when it was 29", initially.

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    Maybe a sub-forum till we increase in numbers
    PAYASO 36er.....Live the Circus

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    Related question:
    Are there any light and strong full-scale mudguards for 36ers on the market?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sni256andr View Post
    Related question:
    Are there any light and strong full-scale mudguards for 36ers on the market?
    No, but you could make your own any number of ways (corrugated plastic and duct tape work well). Or have a welder do a nice set.

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    I bought the Coker Cruiser fenders. They took forever to ship them (they first sent 2 fronts, then the rear arrived -two months after- bent, but free).
    But more, there's no hardware or "skewers" (dunno the word in english) to mount them.
    Not recommended.
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    The tire is being tested, keep it in your sights!!

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    It's a fun size for a cruiser but thats it. I tried one at InterBike. To get the wheels rolling up any
    steep hill:

    1) you gots to have momentum
    2) super long legs or a 7 foot tall basketball player
    3.) a motor
    4.) a mountain lion chasing you
    5.) somebody chasing you with a gun
    6.) bill collector
    7.) woman you had an affair with now knocked up
    8.) neighbor who wants to borrow your lawn mower again but returns it without gas
    9.) a drunken charlie sheen
    10.) Allstate Motor Club sales rep that just wants a minute of your time

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatcat View Post
    It's a fun size for a cruiser but thats it. I tried one at InterBike. To get the wheels rolling up any
    steep hill:

    1) you gots to have momentum
    2) super long legs or a 7 foot tall basketball player
    3.) a motor
    4.) a mountain lion chasing you
    5.) somebody chasing you with a gun
    6.) bill collector
    7.) woman you had an affair with now knocked up
    8.) neighbor who wants to borrow your lawn mower again but returns it without gas
    9.) a drunken charlie sheen
    10.) Allstate Motor Club sales rep that just wants a minute of your time

    Really who's bike did you ride? Blacksheeps 36er was the only one there and they weren't letting folks ride it. They had it zip tide to there fence!!!
    PAYASO 36er.....Live the Circus

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    It's a fun size for a cruiser but thats it. I tried one at InterBike. To get the wheels rolling up any
    steep hill:

    1) you gots to have momentum
    Really? So tell us then, why is a 26" wheel no less of a problem than a 20" wheel?

    Maybe it was a 29er you tried and you didn't notice

    I have been riding a 36" unicycle for a few years, well before mountain bikers considered it doable, and it is NOT about momentum and it is NOT about being powerful or having long leg legs.

    Like any wheel size, a 36er has it's pros and cons, but with gears and proper frame geometry, it works just like any other wheel.

    Consider how different a 29er rides in contrast to a 26er...which one bridges gaps better, which one tracks better, which one rides smoothest. There are good reasons why some folks have moved to bigger wheels (and fatter tires).

    It is a boutique size for biking, more on par with the fat tire crowd, but consider the advantages: riding long distance though smooth single and double track, say in Utah or Colorado, a 36er would be much more comfortable than a 29er and oh so fast.

    Not to mention the real reason to ride a different wheel size: It changes up the ride and creates a different feel, and that is why we ride, yes, for the feel

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    I haven't ridden a 36er yet, hell with my 31" inseam the frame I'll eventually make in this category will likely be a 96er (29 rear, 36 front). But I have lots of miles riding fat bike tires during summer conditions.

    In other words, I have experience with heavy wheel weight far away from the hubs. He's right. It doesn't accelerate as fast.

    Now, one either hates this or doesn't mind it. I don't mind. I can ride somewhat fast but I do not race. So I'm not in a big hurry to wind up coming out of corners.

    *shrug*

    If he doesn't like the slow wind up, he doesn't like it. Personally I hate the skittery feeling of light weight rims and tires.
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    Drew, I also ride a fat tire, BFL, Larry, Devist8er and the 36er is nothing like that, in other words the slow handling you find when riding with fat tires is way slower and ponderous than you get when riding with a 36er.

    I'd describe the difference like this: a 36 is to a 29er what a 29er is to a 26er, but doubled.

    So think about how much slower a 29er is to come around in twisty terrain, it's noticeable, but certainly not a game killer. Then think about how the 29er gobbles up terrain and smoothes out irregularities. So the 36er is not fat bike, it's more like a 29er on steroids

    Granted, a 36er is not for everyone, in fact as a biker I never even considered such a huge wheel as I was quite satisfied with a 29er SS. But in the unicycle world the 36er is king for going fast and going far. I have a range of unis 24, 26, 29, 36, all are used for trails and trials. No bikes, sold my last 29er in 2010, never looked back.

    And with a 31" inseam you can easilly run a 36/36.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post

    Granted, a 36er is not for everyone
    ditto... 6f4 is the minimum IMO... over 6f6 it makes sense and over 6f8 it should be mandatory!
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    I tend to disagree. I'm barely 6'2" (31-32" inseam) and fit fine. I've seen 5'4" women ride them and do "ok". I'm not saying it's ideal by any stretch, but certainly possible and if anywhere north of 5'10" I think totally doable. Toe overlap isn't a big deal, and handling is more dependent on design than wheel size.

    And yes, it takes more effort to accelerate, but if you can quantify that effort you're as crazy as the folks that say it's why they don't ride 29ers. It's fun to ride, period. That's more than enough for me. If I want to go racer-fast, I get on my racer-fast bike. If just-fast is my goal, then the 36 works and gives me a bigger smile every time.

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    Tis true, 36ing makes ya smile

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    Here a pic of new mountain bike tire 36er style!!


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    PAYASO 36er.....Live the Circus

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    The new tire is awesome!!

    Go big or go home

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    With 29+ introduced by Surly, a 32" Walmart $199 beach cruiser spotted, and now this MTB babtism for 36"...really, can't we get a BIG wheeled forum going here?

    Mods, Admins?

    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki View Post
    With 29+ introduced by Surly, a 32" Walmart $199 beach cruiser spotted, and now this MTB babtism for 36"...really, can't we get a BIG wheeled forum going here?

    Mods, Admins?

    thanks!
    +1

    Call it the Freak Show subforum for all I care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by todwil View Post
    Here a pic of new mountain bike tire 36er style!!


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    Is that a modified AMP fork? If so, that's pretty rad... would love to see a better pic.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Pacenti View Post
    Is that a modified AMP fork? If so, that's pretty rad... would love to see a better pic.

    Cheers,
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    Thanx, Here ya go!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki View Post
    With 29+ introduced by Surly, a 32" Walmart $199 beach cruiser spotted, and now this MTB babtism for 36"...really, can't we get a BIG wheeled forum going here?

    Mods, Admins?

    thanks!

    I agree!!!! and make Cloxxki the mod
    PAYASO 36er.....Live the Circus

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    Anyone in northern New Mexico or southern Colorado with a 36er ? I'm itching to try one out. I know they're fun but I'd love to demo one first before diving in on a new bike project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by todwil View Post
    Thanx, Here ya go!!!

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    That is sweet. I loved those forks back in the day!

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    So how is it going with the tire? They aren't available yet are they?
    No it never stops hurting, but if you keep at it you can go faster.

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