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Old 2007-10-31, 07:59 PM   #16
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torker dx cranks have way more Q factor too.
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Old 2007-10-31, 08:03 PM   #17
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torker dx cranks have way more Q factor too.
I think its the other way around, the DX cranks are straight, which gives less Q-factor. Qu-Ax has cranks that angle out, giving the unicycle more q-factor than a DX.
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Old 2007-10-31, 08:12 PM   #18
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I think its the other way around, the DX cranks are straight, which gives less Q-factor. Qu-Ax has cranks that angle out, giving the unicycle more q-factor than a DX.
stupid question, but is it better to have a lower or higher Q-factor for trials and street? I know you want shorter q-factor for freestyle but does bigger/smaller affect your jumping in any way?
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Old 2007-10-31, 08:13 PM   #19
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my new wheel comes tomorrow, ill post a pic then!
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Old 2007-10-31, 08:48 PM   #20
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stupid question, but is it better to have a lower or higher Q-factor for trials and street? I know you want shorter q-factor for freestyle but does bigger/smaller affect your jumping in any way?
Its kinda a preference thing.

With a larger q-factor, you have a wider stance on your unicycle, and with the extra leverage you have more control to balance with, which is good for trials.

Some people have trouble riding unis with larger q-factor though because they cant pedal as smoothly and as quickly as they can with a uni with a small amount of q-factor and straight cranks.

For me, I don't have a problem with angled or straight tricks, so that doesn't effect me at all when riding or doing street, so I just stick with the angled cranks for the little bit of extra control.
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Old 2007-10-31, 10:22 PM   #21
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Not really. The hubs are different sizes and colors. The cranks are only similar in that they both have a crank and pinch bolt. They are different colors, shapes, weights, and lengths. The frame is also a different shape. The seat is similar, but also different. The seatpost clamp that comes on the torker is crap compared to the one on the Qu-ax. Then there's the rim which is also different. The new Qu-ax also has a different seatpost.

If you want to say that Qu-ax's and Torkers are similar, you might as well say that all unicycles are similar (which they are in a sense, but not when you're comparing individual components).
Torker DX hub and Qu-Ax hub are... 10-Spline, 48h, and both pretty much unbreakable.

Cranks... Qu-ax has some Q from what I hear, as well as different lengths, but they appear to be the same shape and design overall.

Nowhere did I say the frames or anything other than the Hub and Cranks are the same.

Don't go overboard because you didn't like my post in the other thread.
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Old 2007-10-31, 11:07 PM   #22
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Torker DX hub and Qu-Ax hub are... 10-Spline, 48h, and both pretty much unbreakable.

Cranks... Qu-ax has some Q from what I hear, as well as different lengths, but they appear to be the same shape and design overall.

Nowhere did I say the frames or anything other than the Hub and Cranks are the same.

Don't go overboard because you didn't like my post in the other thread.
I'm not going overboard, just saying they aren't really identical by any means.

The Qu-ax cranks are squared off and the Torker cranks are round.

I'm not saying either brand is better either. I own a Qu-ax Trials and a 24" Torker DX.
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I'm not going overboard, just saying they aren't really identical by any means.

The Qu-ax cranks are squared off and the Torker cranks are round.

I'm not saying either brand is better either. I own a Qu-ax Trials and a 24" Torker DX.
Eh, they're probably made in the same factory too.
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Old 2007-11-03, 04:10 PM   #24
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I have an almost completly stock Qu-Ax trials that I've been riding hard for over two years. I've just replaced stuff like the pedals and the seat, etc.




I've also got a Qu-Ax Light ISIS 24x3 muni, also stock but I bet not very many people on here has one of those....
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my new wheel comes tomorrow, ill post a pic then!
well its not tomorrow, and i dont have a pic yet, but my qu-ax looks sweet. it has a stripped and clear-coated frame, stock (ish) saddle, i cut the foam down to about KH street foam height, Nimbus ISIS trials wheelset, KH moment 137 mm cranks, and Kona pedals(just from my MTB). ill get a pics soon
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Old 2007-11-07, 01:45 AM   #26
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Fianally got pics!!





-Qu-Ax Trials Frame(Stripped and Clear Coated)
-KH moment Cranks (137 mm)
-Nimbus ISIS Trials Wheelset (when it was still $86 )
-Kona Pedals W/ some pins missing
-Custom home-cut seat foam)
-Stock Seat post (stripped & clearcoat)
-Stock Sestpost clamp(I made the engraving deeper)
-Maxxis CC
-And a sweet valve cap( I Gorilla Glued a toy Helmet over a Valve Cap and painted it Gold)
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Old 2007-11-07, 01:50 AM   #27
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Your pics arent working but i saw them in your gallery...nice! Looks really good...


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Old 2007-11-07, 01:58 AM   #29
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Torker DX hub and Qu-Ax hub are... 10-Spline, 48h, and both pretty much unbreakable.
Thats like saying the new Nimbus hubs and DX hubs are similar... 10 spline, black, and pretty much unbreakable.

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Cranks... Qu-ax has some Q from what I hear, as well as different lengths, but they appear to be the same shape and design overall.
The Qu-ax cranks have tons of Q. Having seen both qu-ax and profile (not side by side though) I would say they have about the same amount of Q, and profile has a lot.

They are definitely NOT the same shape and design. DX are round, while qu-ax are rectangle shape. The pinch bolt end of the DX cranks are triangle shaped, and cover the whole end of the crank, while qu-ax pinch bolt ends are a little thing sticking off the end. DX are also hollow, while qu-ax are solid.
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Old 2007-11-07, 02:42 AM   #30
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That looks pretty sick...but is it really a qu-ax anymore haha. You had trouble fitting that wheelset right? What did you do?
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