|2012-06-21, 09:54 PM||#1|
Cokering rails2trails asphalt
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Louisville Kentucky
Seeking advice on new (June 2012) KH29 build
When they become available, I'm going to order (from UDC USA) a new KH29 MUni complete with Spirit (150/127) cranks and a 160mm disc brake (hopefully pre-installed). This will be my first 29er (rounding out my stable: see auto sig) so I wanted to ask the community if there is anything that you would change about the "stock" set-up. Also, if there is anything that I should tell Josh before he builds and ships my new unicycle so that I avoid the dreaded buyers remorse wishing I had tweaked my design slightly one way or another.
I know that I definitely want the newer (one-piece forged not pinned) type of KH Adjustable "Rail-Less" Seat Post like the one Kris mentioned here instead of one of the older "pinned" models.
I know that I definitely want the new and improved KH Fusion Freeride saddle cover with the velcro tab instead of a drawstring. The new saddles also have the smooth synthetic leather mentioned here.
I will be getting two Starfighter brake lever extensions. One for my new KH29 (assuming I can't get a real Spooner paddle) and one for my old 26" Oracle. I really like the Spooner lever operating the Magura rim brake on my geared 36er.
I want the new brake attachment bracket that is angled at 6 degrees to move the brake lever slightly closer to the handle as I will probably be going handleless on my initial set up perhaps installing my NurseBen custom grab handle down the road. Who am I kidding, I hate riding without a handle! It's more likely I will be putting the NB handle on my 26er and sourcing that (narrowed and shortened) KH T-bar handle for my new 29er. That makes more sense since my 26er will be for the really technical downhill and my 29er will be set up for XC MUni (not for the road, got a 36er for that).
I can't say I'm a huge fan of the rims with drilled holes. I had one on my Impulse and it was not long before the tube bubbled thru. The heavy weight tube tape I had to use no doubt negated any weight savings from the drilled holes. I like my Nimbus Stealth 2 rim much better.
There. I think I covered everything. Is there anything else that anyone can think of? Your input is, as always, welcome. Thank you!
36" KH/Schlumpf GUni, FOSS tube, 2.25" Todd tire, 137mm Spirit, Shadow, Slim
29" KH MUni, 2.4" Ardent, outboard disc, 165/137mm Spirit, T-bar, Freeride
26" Nimbus Oracle MUni, 2.5" HighRoller, inboard disc, 165 Venture, NurseBen handle, Freeride
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