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

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  • I'll take one (unicyclist)

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  • I'd buy a set for my bike.

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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
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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.
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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!!!
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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.

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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.

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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
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by todwil View Post
    I agree!!!! and make Cloxxki the mod
    Thanks but no thanks. But happy to contribute (pester) when I have time.
    Would sure tighten my surf circle for possible news I want to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by todwil View Post
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    I find it mildly disturbing that you appear to have a 36" hardtail, and see necessity for a rised bar. Some would use your handlebar as a basket mount...
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    Quote Originally Posted by modifier View Post
    So how is it going with the tire? They aren't available yet are they?
    Matt will be along soon to give us an update!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloxxki View Post
    I find it mildly disturbing that you appear to have a 36" hardtail, and see necessity for a rised bar. Some would use your handlebar as a basket mount...
    Your not going to tell DC are you I dont want any of his red chicklies.....I bought the grampa bars to try the sweep, the bars that are on it most are Niner carbon Kermit green.....SEE!

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    "Soon" ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by todwil View Post
    Matt will be along soon to give us an update!!
    Hope to have absolute details this week. I can say sometime near the end of Sept but clearly that's not very specific. Have not calculated the exact pricing and waiting on delivery date, but otherwise everything is set and ready to get these to everyone that wants them. They will be in limited supply so will probably go quickly.

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    Matt how many tires were produced?
    you can MP for the answer.
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    350 tires are being shipped by sea as we speak.
    I have no idea how quickly they will go but I'd suggest not waiting too long once we're up and live as once they're gone, I'm not sure how likely a second run will be. These may become vintage quite quickly

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    Nice, let us know where and who to order to. Like I said, I'll take a couple of tires. This will add to my collection of un-used tires (BG Rock and Road... other 36er... I might open a shop!)
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    So, tires will arrive to USA? Then main question - how much $$$ for european consumers (shipped)?

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    I'll want at least two and maybe another two for the parts room.

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    TESTED!!! 500 Miles

    Well I have 500 miles on the first gen proto's still going strong even in the rocky shailly
    desert trails of Arizona!!

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    Cant wait for the tires to come in!!
    Last edited by todwil; 08-31-2012 at 05:08 PM.
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    Look like you were not joking while testing those tires!
    beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by todwil View Post
    Your not going to tell DC are you I dont want any of his red chicklies.....I bought the grampa bars to try the sweep, the bars that are on it most are Niner carbon Kermit green.....SEE!

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    Where can I get one of those!?

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    Hey Matt -

    Your email doesn't work, I'm getting lots of people emailing me to find out why. Call me, brother, or maybe figure out why your mail server hates everyone?

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    What?!?!

    I've been getting 150+ emails every day for the past 10 yrs, not sure what's up as I'm still getting regular emails (just got one from Todd actually), and nothing in my junk folder.

    I'll call you tomorrow regardless. Sorry for any confusion.

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    So, where do I get one of those 36er frames? And the wheels too?
    Last edited by Cycling Cyco; 09-07-2012 at 12:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycling Cyco View Post
    So, where do I get one of those 36er frames? And the wheels too?
    Waltworks and blacsheep make 36er frames and forks the rims and spokes are unicycle.com the rest is regular bike parts



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    Any update??
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    They have arrived in port and are going through customs in NYC (Sandy meant a slight delay).
    I have asked for an updated ETA to my place this morning and will let everyone know when I hear back. I'd assume late this week or first thing next which means they will leave my hands next week (finally).

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    Thanx, good to hear!!!!!
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    Preordered my pair as I said I would. Whats the ideal rim for these things now a days?

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    Nimbus 36" Stealth2 Rim with Braking Surface | Unicycle.com

    They go fast, so get em while you can!

    Another shipment is arriving in January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nurse Ben View Post
    Nimbus 36" Stealth2 Rim with Braking Surface | Unicycle.com

    They go fast, so get em while you can!

    Another shipment is arriving in January.

    The January shipment will also have the rim without a machined braking surface, painted neon green. If you're into that sort of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by todwil View Post
    Any update??
    bump. . . ?

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