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  • Nimbus 27.5

    Here's a ride review for the new 27.5 Nimbus Oracle.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa0O5D4knYk"]Nimbus 27.5 Oracle Unicycle Ride Review! - YouTube[/ame]
    Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
    Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
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  • #2
    Great review Terry. I love the color they chose for the rim.

    I feel the same way about my new KH27.5. I'd say if I had to have one unicycle it would probably be this size with dual hole cranks. The tire is so light considering its size.
    KH20 Street, 110/127 Moments with rollos
    Stock KH27.5 with Black Street Saddle
    Oracle 36/Oregon Hub, 127/150 spirit

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    • #3
      Hi Terry,
      Just wondering if you received a discount or the entire product in exchange for the review. You do an awful lot of those, and if so it would be ethical to disclose that information in your videos.

      aside from the color and the tire, it looks like the new size is just more of the same oracle. I noticed the new one also has a nice new solid hub. Not sure when they switched over, but that is a noteworthy upgrade in my opinion.

      On a similar note, I'm not sure when it happened, but the nimbus gel has significantly decreased in quality, as I noticed in the 32 I just purchased recently. (see specifics in the review section of the forum, which is where this post should be) Perhaps some comparison of parts between different brands would give buyers a little more useful information. I don't see a lot here that would help me make a decision on whether to buy this wheel over others.
      Steel is real! => I ride a Nimbus!

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      • #4
        Terry's sponsors are listed at the end of the video at 2:42 to 2:49

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Reeny View Post
          Terry's sponsors are listed at the end of the video at 2:42 to 2:49
          Sponsoring is not necessarily providing products for free. Riders could be sponsored via travel expenses to events, entry fees, discounts, products, promotional placement on a website, etc. The nature of the sponsorship is important. If you're given a product for free there may or may not be some expectation from the sponsor that you will give them a favorable review. It may be in a contract, or unwritten, or just implied. As a consumer watching a review, this is good information to know. Full disclosure in this case protects the consumer and the reviewer. All it takes is a statement at the beginning to let the viewer know they received the product for free and a (hopefully) truthful statement that you will attempt to provide an unbiased review of the product. This is a really common way to handle reviews on youtube. If someone reviews many products and never has anything negative to say about them at all, or doesn't compare them to similar products, that's a red flag that abuse may be occurring, which frankly is bad for the reviewer (who's reputation can be hurt) and the sponsor, who presumably is paying for informed reviews that highlight the differences between their product and the competition (pros and cons). More importantly though, a biased review hurts the consumer.

          I don't believe Terry would be biased in a review, and I'm speaking in hypotheticals and trying to give some constructive criticism for future reviews. My skepticism in video game reviews has pushed me away from certain youtube channels because I cannot trust them, and I wouldn't want a similar thing to happen here. I respect and appreciate the work Terry has done for the unicycling community and expect his popularity to continue growing in the coming years.
          Steel is real! => I ride a Nimbus!

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          • #6
            Thanks for the comments guys. I have never been asked [or by anyone at UDC] to make any of my reviews. I enjoy making them as a way to help give people some useful information that might help them make a more informed decision as to what might suit them, as far as size and/or type of uni. I wold also add that if I ever found a particular uni to have a specific issue, I would point that out. Although I would not refer to the nimbus gel saddle as having an "issue", I have mentioned that I much prefer a flat/flatter saddle. I am very happy that the nimbus unis now have the disc brake tab on the frame, eliminating the need for the "Dbrake" and, also as mentioned, the improvement to the hub. What I mentioned about the 27.5 being like a "24, 26er and 29er, all rolled into one", can basically refer to any brand of 27.5 unicycle in that it's a great all-around size.
            Last edited by MuniAddict; 2016-05-31, 08:14 PM.
            Happy Birthday Terry! Every year you get cooler, younger and unicyclier!
            Be our muniprohpet for many years more.
            -Dani Buron


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            • #7
              I looked at the Oracle 27,5 but I prefer KH street saddle and Spirit cranks. With those upgrades, the Oracle would have cost more than the KH.
              KH20 Street, 110/127 Moments with rollos
              Stock KH27.5 with Black Street Saddle
              Oracle 36/Oregon Hub, 127/150 spirit

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              • #8
                When it comes to saddles... Nimbus may have a big surprise coming! A little sneak in to the future.

                Totally redesigned base with reduced curve (but not flat) and traditional seatpost fittings with bolts and inserts. Glass filled Nylon 6 base that makes incredibly rigid and about 200g lighter than the KH... more later. :-)
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                • #9
                  Nice one! Though it means we have to change all our seat posts?
                  Roger, you're a master at the art of tease!

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                  • #10
                    Ooooh Roger! That looks very nice!

                    Can you give a rough date for release?
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by pierrox View Post
                      Nice one! Though it means we have to change all our seat posts?
                      Roger, you're a master at the art of tease!
                      No he said it uses traditional mounts. (I.E. not pivotal I'm assuming).
                      "I used to watch Highway Patrol whittlin' with my knife..." - NY

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                      • #12
                        Release date July. :-)
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                        • #13
                          Wicked!
                          Quote Uni57: Unicyclists are the nicest people! Both on and off the Internet.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for this review. I am going to buy this.
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                            • #15
                              For the love of god, why can't someone make a saddle with a proper relief channel -- i.e., wide, deep, and long, like on a comfortable bike seat?

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