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Old February 9th 06, 02:55 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I'm getting closer to finally being able to buy my '2006 24\" Torker DX
Muni' (http://unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=765). However, I
just noticed it comes standard with the Kenda 24x2.6 tire, but the
'Duro Leopard 24x3.0'
(http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=561) will also fit on
it, according to UDC's description. Is this worth the extra $23 USD to
splurge on the fatter tire?

As a side note, I will be using this Muni for learning basic trials and
street, and for riding both cross-country and some rougher terrain as
well.


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Old February 9th 06, 03:23 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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the fatter tire will grip better and bounce better. not a huge
difference but it is noticable.


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Old February 9th 06, 03:37 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I would wait until your tire you have now is dead, then switch to a fat
one. Then you won't feel bad about the splurge and its not pointless if
you don't notice a difference. If you really want to use it then ride
really really hard.


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Old February 9th 06, 12:05 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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i got my 24 dx monday and its far different than my torker lx it takes
some getting used 2 now the lx looks down right puny

any way

i was thinking i would wait untill my kenda crapped out then i would up
grade 2 the 3.0 (like ntappin said)


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Old February 9th 06, 12:25 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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If your getting it from UDC, get the Duro now, the shipping will be free
with the cost of the uni shipping, The tire is cheap.


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Old February 9th 06, 02:11 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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pdc wrote:
If your getting it from UDC, get the Duro now, the shipping will be free
with the cost of the uni shipping, The tire is cheap.




Thanks for the advice - I didn't even consider that. That'll cut at
least 15 bucks off shipping later if I lump 'em together. Take THAT,
UPS!


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Old February 9th 06, 04:42 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Yeah you might wanna oder it all in one shipping thing, but for now you
should just use the stock kenda 2.6, and when you get into more "
''extreme" " kinda stuff you can switch over.

I still use the Kenda on mine... I'd really like a Duro, but not just
yet...


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Old February 9th 06, 05:10 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Remember that most all trials tires are 2.5 inches wide, and folks
generally do higher drops and so forth on trials than they do on Muni.
A 3 inch fatty tire really only comes into it's own when the terrain
gets very uneven and tractoring is involved (especially over rocks),
wherew the fatty tire deadens or smooths out the jarring fandango. One
of the reasons folks have started moving to the Duro from the fatter
Gaz is that we realized we really don't need that much tire (Gaz)--and
the advantage of the large rims (like the Large Marge) is not that it
increases the tire width so much as it eliminates fold over and limites
rebound.

JL


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vivalargo wrote:
Remember that most all trials tires are 2.5 inches wide, and folks
generally do higher drops and so forth on trials than they do on Muni.





My 2.5 trials tire is visibly wider than my muni Kenda 2.6 tire.


And my muni has the wider rim!


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Old February 9th 06, 06:49 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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forrestunifreak wrote:
My 2.5 trials tire is visibly wider than my muni Kenda 2.6 tire. And my
muni has the wider rim!




That is exactly what I've been wondering, would it be possible for you
to get a comparison shot of the two?


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