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View Poll Results: What one should I get?
Nimbus with ISIS Hub 10 83.33%
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Old 2007-10-21, 09:41 PM   #1
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Nimbus 29" with ISIS, Yuni 29", or other?

I'm fairly new to Unicycling. Bought my first one, a Sun 20", a few months ago.

With relatively little practice, I'm now able to go a good distance, free mount about 33% of the time, and am almost able to turn reasonably well.


Almost immediately after I started being able to 'go', I realized that the 20" was a mistake and I should've gotten a 24" to start with so I could realistically commute to/from classes with it. Now, it's too late to do anything about that so I'm already looking to upgrade to a 29".

I've done searches on these forums and have seen similar topics, with the KH being the clear winner in pretty much everybody's opinion.

However, the KH is a good $300 more expensive than a Yuni or Nimbus, so it's not really an option.


My question, then, is which of the other 29"s should I get? Anybody have personal experience with multiple of them?

I'll mostly be on pavement with a little offroad, and I don't expect to be doing any drops higher than an average curb.


Right now the top two contenders in my mind are

http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=601

and

http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=1064

Right now I'm leaning slightly toward the Nimbus for the aesthetics, the seat handle, and the frequency of it's mention here on these forums in comparison to the Yuni.



Thanks.
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Old 2007-10-21, 09:52 PM   #2
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Go Nimbus. It has the ISIS hub, so its way stronger than a cotter less hub, which will be good, cause you say you will stick to curbs, but im pretty sure you will go bigger. =p

Besides, its just better to buy something that is strong and sturdy, and maybe even above your level of riding so you dont have to worry about it when you ride.
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Old 2007-10-21, 10:18 PM   #3
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Go Nimbus. It has the ISIS hub, so its way stronger than a cotter less hub, which will be good, cause you say you will stick to curbs, but im pretty sure you will go bigger. =p

Besides, its just better to buy something that is strong and sturdy, and maybe even above your level of riding so you dont have to worry about it when you ride.
I agree entirely but I wish the Nimbus had the double walled rim like the Yuni does.
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Old 2007-10-21, 10:55 PM   #4
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I agree entirely but I wish the Nimbus had the double walled rim like the Yuni does.
What difference does that make? I don't know much at this point.


Thanks for the responses and votes.
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Old 2007-10-22, 12:42 AM   #5
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Both would be adequate for what you want to do.

The Big Apple Tyre that comes with the Nimbus is probably better for road and it's not bad for hardpack dirt either. But I'm sure UDC can swap them for you before shipping if necessary.

The ISIS hub is a better and stronger design. The only disadvantage at the moment is that there are fewer choices of cranks to choose from. Still....you can get most lengths down to 100mm, and there are lightweight cranks as well as heavy duty ones available. If you want to go really fast on a 29" though, you can't get 89mm or 65mm cranks.

The Nimbus looks like it has better pedals and seat too.

Otherwise the the Uni's look pretty similar.

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Old 2009-04-12, 10:33 PM   #6
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ISIS hub

I've been unicycling for 15 years. Definitely invest in an ISIS hub. It will save you a lot of head aches. A good rule of thumb and you may have already figured this out is:

1. The bigger the tire - the faster the unicycle and

2. The shorter the crank length - the faster the unicycle

It doesn't sound like you are doing anything crazy, but I assume that if you are a college student (in your 20s) that you will be doing some crazy riding in a year or so. A KH is a small investment, b/c it will pretty much withstand ANYTHING you do. The Nimbus is a good second choice.

Good luck

PS - Is your 20 inch Sun still rolling?
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