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Old 2011-05-22, 11:06 PM   #1
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Non UDC companies

Some people talk about companies that are not on UDC. Some of these companies include QU-AX, Onza, Koxx one, etc. I like to get all my stuff from one place (UDC being the place for unicycling). Would anyone tell me if these companies are worth checking out?
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Old 2011-05-22, 11:27 PM   #2
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Some people talk about companies that are not on UDC. Some of these companies include QU-AX, Onza, Koxx one, etc. I like to get all my stuff from one place (UDC being the place for unicycling). Would anyone tell me if these companies are worth checking out?
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Sorry, but

UDC is THE place for unicycling may be in Canada...

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Old 2011-05-22, 11:29 PM   #3
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Old 2011-05-22, 11:44 PM   #4
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Old 2011-05-22, 11:54 PM   #5
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Old 2011-05-22, 11:58 PM   #6
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(BTW the hub is pure titanium)

AND HELL YEAH! IT'S WORTH IT!
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Old 2011-05-23, 12:33 AM   #7
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I have an Onza and love it. Unfortunately, I believe Onza stopped making Unicycles. They are a trials bike company and unicycle were always a sideline for them. So, you can scratch trying to find a source for Onzas.

UDC used to carry Qu-Ax, but they have not had the line for a couple of years. Compared to KH and Nimbus, The Qu-Ax was probably a much slower selling brand.
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Old 2011-05-23, 01:50 AM   #9
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but are these better than nimbuses
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Old 2011-05-23, 02:01 AM   #10
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but are these better than nimbuses
Mad4One, Impact, and Koxx One are significantly better than Nimbus. I don't have experience with the other brands like Quax and Onza, but Nimbus is the low end trials unicycle brand, except for maybe Torker. Nimbus is also cheaper though.
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Old 2011-05-23, 02:37 AM   #11
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UDC is a retailer, like Walmart or best buy. Where as kris holm or k1 is a manufacturer. A lot of these products can be purchased from a manufacturer but they generally use retailers such as UDC or Renagadejuggling.com to move product. UDC does also manufacture their own line of products, Nimbus, which are fine Unicycles and parts, but as Julia pointed out products manufactured by impact, KH, k1, etc are generally better. Lighter or different style, that kind of idea.
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Old 2011-05-23, 06:18 AM   #12
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Is this the thread the one with the most crap in it?

UDC is not JUST a retailer. They not only manucturer, but design their unicycles. They are also staffed and managed by unicyclists. It was started 12 years ago because there was no unicycles quality unicycles about and went and did something about it. They stock the other brands to give variety and choice. The UK has 189 different models of unicycle in it's shop.

ok..
Mad4One are a parts manufacture. They produce VERY expensive hubs only.
Impact produce trials unicycles only. They are designed by Yoggi in France and are made in Taiwan and distributed through Germany.
Koxx-One was the company started by Yoggi and is now run by trials company. They have quality products but recent product are less so. There have been some old Ex-stock available in the USA over the last year NOT sold as Koxx.
Onza don't make any more unicycles.
Qu-Ax is on of the largest brands around the world but dont have a much of a distribution in North America.

What about Coker? or Miyata?

Now... is Nimbus a low-end brand. Just simply no. It is well priced, but not low end.

Please don't compare us with Walmart. That is an insult. Are they staffed by specialists and do they design their own products?

Ok.. end of strop.

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Old 2011-05-23, 10:00 AM   #13
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Now... is Nimbus a low-end brand. Just simply no. It is well priced, but not low end.

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As Roger says, Nimbus is not a low end brand as has been suggested by some people.

Nimbus unicycles are well priced quality unicycles that are designed by unicyclists for unicyclists.

To answer the original question, Yes these brands are worth checking out, its down to personal preference really. I have had no trouble with my Nimbus muni and it's been used and abused, doing drops, fording rivers and riding up the beach. It may be a bit heavier than other MUnis with aluminium frames but it is still a quality product at a reasonable price.

I also have a Qu-Ax 29" and have no complaints about that either, again, It has a steel frame and lots of extras so weighs a bit more than a higher priced 29". But compared to something twice as expensive, I dont think to me it would be worth having something much more expensive that is only marginally better.

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Koxx One has been banned by the German retailers for quality issues, at least that's my understanding.

Quax/QX is widely available here. KH as well.

I don't have access to Impact, though their stuff looks rad.
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