At Unicycle.com every now and then we get requests from our customers for products that they would like, and sometimes we are able to get these products produced for them. A while back when talking with some of the Giraffe performers in Covent Garden, a request was made for a smaller, wider wheel for the Performer Giraffe was made. Well here we are, it is now available.
The reduced size of the wheel in the giraffe will make it appear more dramatic and taller; while actually being smaller.
The wheels foot print is smaller so making it better in confined spaces. The gear ratio on the wheel is the same as the standard 20" wheel so giving a similar feel to the rider. The wheel comes with the fantastic 16x 2.4 trials tyre so making it ideal for outdoor performances and even for use on cobbles.
To install this smaller wheel into your Performer Giraffe all you have to do (for the 5ft configuration) is remove two links from your chain (on each side), remove the chain tensioners from your 20" wheel (to use with the 16" wheel) and fit your new 16" wheel.