|2012-08-20, 05:49 PM||#16|
Portland Chiropractor & Unicyclist
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Another assumption...... I DO build my own wheels
You listed disadvantages, I'll agree with these, but in practice, the crank mounted systems are structurally as good as the hub mounted ones.
None of the disadvantages you listed apply to me, I have exactly the cranks I want in exactly the length I use. I ride hard and crash a lot, I have never had serious damage to my rotor. Much less than rotors on various Mt. Bikes that I have crashed on. On crank mounted rotors, it's much easier to true them on the trail.
I'm not telling anyone that one is superior to the other, I'm refuting your absolute bias. It seems this happens a lot with you about pretty much every piece of uni equipment you purchase
'fat tires are better that thinner tires', '29-er is the best size wheel for muni', 'Guni is the way to go', 'I don't like Guni anymore, muni 36-er is the new wave'. Etc. You're passionate about the equipment you purchase, that's good.
I'm just trying to give an unbiased opinion about crank mounted discs. I might build a wheel with a disc hub and try it out on my frame, if it works, I may like it. I'm not 100% sold on dished uni wheels, asymmetrical wheel builds on a uni just seems wrong to me. This feeling doesn't mean I'm right.
Unicycling Chiropractor Portland, Oregon
|2012-08-20, 06:41 PM||#17|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Silver Spring, MD
So if I want hub disc, can I use a KH hub? Are they compatible? Does it have to be custom built?
It's all so complicated, I may just go with the rim brakes.
'85 Semcycle 24"
Custom KH29 with Oracle Disc Hub
|2012-08-20, 08:26 PM||#18|
Trials & Muni!
The only hub disk available now is the Nimbus Oracle (?). If you get the new KH Spirit cranks, you can fit the disk on the crank and you can use any existing ISIS hub. You will have the disk mounted on the outside of the frame.
Trials 'n Muni 'n Trials 'n Muni
|2012-08-21, 11:39 AM||#19|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Southeast USA
Disc hubs are being produced by Nimbus (3 styles), Mad4One (2 styles), and QuAx, with more to follow.
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