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Old 2013-05-31, 03:34 PM   #1
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Nimbus Oracle 24" or Kris Holm 24" MUni?

Hi I have been riding MUni for a few months now. I have a Nimbus 26" muni, it is really good for the longer trails as I can ride it for a long time without stopping but on the more technical trails I have found the bigger wheel offers less maneuverability and it is also heavier and harder to hop. Because of this i am thinking of buying a 24" MUni, the two that look most appealing are the 24" Nimbus Oracle with disk brake and the Kris Holm 24"

At the moment I am leaning towards the Nimbus Oracle because it has a disk brake.

I was wondering if anyone who owns or has ridden either of them could advise me which to get.

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Old 2013-05-31, 03:38 PM   #2
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I'd say go for the nimbus if you really want a brake, otherwise go for the KH.
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Old 2013-05-31, 03:56 PM   #3
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I'm a bit curious as to the weight difference. I have a nimbus 26 and that is one heavy beast when compared to my wife's KH24. I understand that the frame on the oracle is aluminum so I figure the oracle series is fairly equivalent to the KH in terms of weight?
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Old 2013-05-31, 04:30 PM   #4
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I'd say go for the nimbus if you really want a brake, otherwise go for the KH.
ditto.
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Old 2013-05-31, 04:52 PM   #5
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Before you buy a new uni, have you tried a different tire? The Nimbus muni comes with a heavy 3" tire. I think if you get something like a Maxxis Ardent, which is almost half the weight, you'll feel a big difference in the way the uni rides.
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Old 2013-05-31, 04:55 PM   #6
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True, but if you are more focused on technical riding, it's the duro for the win.
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Old 2013-05-31, 04:56 PM   #7
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I had a Nimbus 26 and sold it for a Kris Holms 26, there is a big difference, go with the Kris Holms, you won't look back ever. Weight difference is about 5 or 6 lbs, also go with a 2.5 tire. Kris Holms has a brake option. I like the brake better. Thats my 2 cents worth. I just got off the trail, on a 2 hour ride, and what a joy the KH muni is.
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Old 2013-05-31, 05:02 PM   #8
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I'd take the oracle, but then I'm a round crown kinda guy...

FWIW, from looking at UDC UK's specs, both of those uni's come with a Duro, and the Oracle is actually lighter at 6.7kg, as opposed to the KH at 6.9kg.
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Old 2013-05-31, 05:41 PM   #9
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I have not ridden a 24 kh, however I received a 24 oracle a little over a week ago and I am having an absolute blast with it in our local technical trails. I've had no issue with it at all.

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Old 2013-05-31, 05:56 PM   #10
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I had a Nimbus 26 and sold it for a Kris Holms 26, there is a big difference, go with the Kris Holms, you won't look back ever. Weight difference is about 5 or 6 lbs
That accurately describes most non-oracle nimbus models. The non-oracle models have steel frames and run $350USD. The oracle nimbus models use aluminum frames and run about $650USD. I've heard the oracles are as light as their KH counterparts.
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Old 2013-05-31, 06:05 PM   #11
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I prefer the KH 24.

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Old 2013-05-31, 08:33 PM   #12
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Well, I think if you want to go for the more tried and true brand that would be Kris Holm. I really like the KH crown, as you can put your feet on it nicely, but if you are using it for muni that isn't needed. I would go for the Kris Holm and if you really want a brake you could add one later. The Kris Holm also comes with a more expensive saddle and better cranks.
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The KH also has a D-brake mount on the frame. A big plus in my opinion.
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Old 2013-05-31, 09:44 PM   #14
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Don't forget the QX Disc muni, it has the advantage of an inboard disc system with mounts welded to the frame.
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Old 2013-05-31, 09:49 PM   #15
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I wouldn't buy another kh. I've had far too many kh branded parts fail now. That said I've also snapped a few nimbus bits but they were much cheaper so it was less irksome.

I'm a fan of brakes for muni. If you want them too then you'll need to factor in the extra costs if you want to add a magura or disk to the kh. The extra parts soon add up.
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