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  • Is it worth the extra money to buy Chris holm bike 29 vs the nimbus 29?

    What is the difference between the 2? Is it worth the extra money to buy Chris holm bike 29 vs the nimbus 29 ? just want to ride within NYC for fun work out. Any benefit from spending the extra cash. Smoother ride?quality parts? Or would you recommend another 29er?
    Thanks
    TimIs

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    Chris Who?

    If you are riding around on smooth pavement I see little advantage for the KH 29" over the Nimbus. You may want to upgrade the seat and add a handlebar (bit I have not done that on my 29".)

    If you are going off-road, then the KH is superior. The rim is stronger, the frame is stronger, the cranks are stronger, but all of that is wasted riding down Broadway.

    Scott

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Tim Coin View Post
      Chris holm
      I think I just threw up in my mouth a little . . .
      Steel is real! => I ride a Nimbus!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by scott ttocs View Post
        Chris Who?

        If you are riding around on smooth pavement I see little advantage for the KH 29" over the Nimbus. You may want to upgrade the seat and add a handlebar (bit I have not done that on my 29".)

        If you are going off-road, then the KH is superior. The rim is stronger, the frame is stronger, the cranks are stronger, but all of that is wasted riding down Broadway.

        Scott
        +1 and I would add that the KH wheel is wider and offers more stability.

        Originally posted by juggleaddict View Post
        I think I just threw up in my mouth a little . . .
        Oh.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tim Coin View Post
          What is the difference between the 2? Is it worth the extra money to buy Chris holm bike 29
          Maybe you should buy a Ghary Fisher 29er...
          Last edited by UNIROX; 2011-02-03, 05:37 PM.

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          • #6
            i have a nimbus 29 and i personally love it.
            i have never ridden a kh 29 but It was not within my budget with since I wanted to get the kh handlebar and brakes.
            but i do have the kh trials and defintely the build quality is not better per say but it is just has better parts than 20 nimbus (as in indestructable vs. super strongg).

            but for just commuting, jumping up and down a few steps and light trail runs, nimbus should be more than enough.

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            • #7
              I stand corrected kh or whatever his name is ! Lol Kris holm 29
              Pardon my mistake !
              Thanks for information

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Tim Coin
                s it worth the extra money to buy Chris holm bike 29 vs the nimbus 29 ?
                You may be in for a surprise...

                On a more serious note, a lot of the Nimbus unicycles are high quality compared to most of the no-name brands around. The fact that KH is regarded as among the best does not mean that anything less is a poor choice.

                Get a Nimbus and get out there riding. If you get hooked then upgrade to a KH if you feel like you want to treat yourself to something nice, but donīt expect it to transform your riding. With that said I love my KH36

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Tim Coin View Post
                  I stand corrected kh or whatever his name is ! Lol Kris holm 29
                  Pardon my mistake !
                  Thanks for information
                  Just so you know, you can misspell anything around here...except that.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tim Coin View Post
                    Is it worth the extra money to buy Chris holm bike 29 vs the nimbus 29 ?
                    Hahahaha.... Sorry for piling on.... Hahahaha

                    You'll be happy with the Nimbus. I've got one. It's perfect for riding around city parks and stuff.

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                    • #11
                      does anybody else see this GILD post? its in every thread i go in and the link doesnt even work?
                      ~MaTtT Josal

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Unicycleaddict View Post
                        does anybody else see this GILD post? its in every thread i go in and the link doesnt even work?
                        Yes but people are ignoring it.

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                        • #13
                          What is wrong with mis spelling Kris ? How is that Apartheid? What are people writting about ? Someone please explain ?
                          Send me a message just wondering
                          Thanks

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Tim Coin View Post
                            What is wrong with mis spelling Kris ? How is that Apartheid? What are people writting about ? Someone please explain ?
                            Send me a message just wondering
                            Thanks
                            Kris Holm is a big time Unicycling idol and activist, and just an all-round cool guy, you should try to remember how to spell his name, it's pretty easy.

                            And just ignore the GILD guy and his apartheid comment.

                            I personally do not have a 29" but the nimbus comes with a road-oriented tire, and I believe many people have used it for light muni, by switching out the tire for a heavier one. So if you plan on doing road and possibly light muni, then I would think it would be fine. KH unicycles seem to be built to do anything you want on them.

                            But keep in mind I don't have a 29" , a nimbus, or a Kris Holm uni, so this is all just information I have gathered, no personal experience.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tim Coin View Post
                              What is wrong with mis spelling Kris ? How is that Apartheid? What are people writting about ? Someone please explain ?
                              Send me a message just wondering
                              Thanks
                              In case you haven't noticed he has pasted his rant into every recent thread. I don't know why he created apartheid.
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