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Old 2007-04-19, 04:33 AM   #1
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comparing unicycles side by side (by price and known strength)

torker DX
do some research, you can find it for about $250, free shipping, pretty good for an up and coming unicyclist

qu-ax
freaking insane unicycle. nearly unbreakable, though it is heavy.
http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=795
$323 + shipping

KH
strongest, best, owns!
http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30...ils&sku=UN2020
$364 + shipping
best deal EVER!

Koxx-one
strongest(whateveryousay), not the best, pretty good
the only one worth comparing here is the devil, whatever... renegade juggling
$395+shipping.
eh, thats not too shabby.
KH has a way sexier body though.(not the person)
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Old 2007-04-19, 04:35 AM   #2
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I love the way you totally forgot the best wheel uni ever. bedford hard core trials. with profiles
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Old 2007-04-19, 04:39 AM   #3
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I love the way you totally forgot the best wheel uni ever. bedford hard core trials. with profiles
uh
lol
I have no price quote on that, in the US anyways
and its too expensive
i'm keeping it UNDER $500

i didn't include the XTP frame, KH rim, profile hub(Isis of course, didn't you know.....) Koxx stuff from clamp up, now did I?
well, these are the reasonable frames


ohh
how much can I special order that african black frame for? the one made of only the best alloys and DUCTTAPE!
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Old 2007-04-19, 04:47 AM   #4
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uh
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I have no price quote on that, in the US anyways
and its too expensive
i'm keeping it UNDER $500

i didn't include the XTP frame, KH rim, profile hub(Isis of course, didn't you know.....) Koxx stuff from clamp up, now did I?
well, these are the reasonable frames


ohh
how much can I special order that african black frame for? the one made of only the best alloys and DUCTTAPE!
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628usd without seat post and pedals. the kh rim is on the kh uni right?
profile hub... so you leave out the best stuff...?
reasonable frames... bedford. actually you want a cool steel one I will post a picture of the one I am building maybe tomorrow
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Old 2007-04-19, 05:03 AM   #5
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This should be stickied so newbs can read it.
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Old 2007-04-19, 05:08 AM   #6
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628usd without seat post and pedals. the kh rim is on the kh uni right?
profile hub... so you leave out the best stuff...?
reasonable frames... bedford. actually you want a cool steel one I will post a picture of the one I am building maybe tomorrow
uhh
way more people have wrecked Profiles than Moments. and moments are ISIS!...profiles have been around and abused longer though.
i left out the stuff that is only for people who do insane stuff EVERY DAY they ride. that stuff is rediculously expensive, still, the things I wrote are the common stock unicycles w/ splined hubs.
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Old 2007-04-19, 05:36 AM   #7
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way more people have wrecked Profiles than Moments. and moments are ISIS!...profiles have been around and abused longer though.
i left out the stuff that is only for people who do insane stuff EVERY DAY they ride. that stuff is rediculously expensive, still, the things I wrote are the common stock unicycles w/ splined hubs.
who has wrecked moments. no one, when they have been tested for a lot of years we can compare them. like what? most people who do insane stuff use profiles, kh, koxx, or qu-ax
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Old 2007-04-19, 05:46 AM   #8
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who has wrecked moments. no one, when they have been tested for a lot of years we can compare them. like what? most people who do insane stuff use profiles, kh, koxx, or qu-ax
somebody(s) claimed to have bent moments. I think 2 have been wrecked so far. and not even horribly either, they are still rideable if I remember right.
as far as the insane stuff goes, do people even BUY profiles anymore? or anything rediculously expensive, i have heard of 2 people using the XTP frame. the stuff is almost useless, so I left it out. im talking stock here.
is there any reason to? the KH is so much cheaper and just as strong, if not stronger.
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Old 2007-04-19, 09:03 AM   #9
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Hay im curious speakin of crank strengths, has anyone bent or broken the Koxx-one reinforced? Ive abused em pretty well and they are holdin great, I personally like them better than the KH cranks, I hate that angle on em, I like my straight Koxx.
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Old 2007-04-19, 03:33 PM   #11
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But the guy destroyes nearly everything.
That's older KH rim, so it's not as durable as newer wider KH rim.
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Old 2007-04-19, 03:45 PM   #12
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That's older KH rim, so it's not as durable as newer wider KH rim.
wrong!

it was the Koxx reinforced rim
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Old 2007-04-19, 04:07 PM   #13
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But the guy destroyes nearly everything.
What exactly was the failure? From the way the spokes are hanging out, it looks like maybe the hub flange?
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Old 2007-04-19, 04:47 PM   #14
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I think that wheel failed from Unicaw using it. Basically. Looks like a massive drop, but then it's hard to know what gave way first. Note the un-roundness of the rim, which could have pulled the spokes out of the hub. I think that is the most-destroyed unicycle wheel I've seen, not counting ones that get run over by cars and such. The worst riding-killed wheel.

So what's the point of this thread? To compare hearsay reports of parts breakage and personal opinions of what part is stronger than what other part? Maybe it would be more useful to compile a list of known breakage/damage, with pictures and stories to go with each so we can all see them and form our own conclusions. Could be interesting...
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I think that wheel failed from Unicaw using it. Basically. Looks like a massive drop, but then it's hard to know what gave way first. Note the un-roundness of the rim, which could have pulled the spokes out of the hub. I think that is the most-destroyed unicycle wheel I've seen, not counting ones that get run over by cars and such. The worst riding-killed wheel.
Obviously Cody is hard on equipment, but this failure is unusual. A reasonably-built wheel is very strong in the plane of the wheel, and relatively weak parallel to the plane of the wheel. When a wheel is presented with a vertical force greater than the spoke tension, it still is fairly unlikely to fail in the vertical direction, but a small horizontal force added to a large vertical force could cause it to fail in the sideways direction (taco). This is the common failure mode for wheels.

From what can be seen, it looks to me like a large vertical force caused the hub flange to fail. The spokes pulled out of the failed flange, leaving the wheel with no structural integrity and allowing the rim to collapse upward (and even bend the lower spokes).
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