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Old 2011-08-15, 05:54 PM   #196
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i keep saying nimbus is the best why wont anyone believe it !
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Old 2011-08-15, 06:53 PM   #197
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Just looked through this entire thread and noticed something interesting. No broken Nimbus frames. Broken Koxx-1, Kris Holm, Torker and others but no Nimbus. I'm not saying they're unbreakable, I'm sure that people have broken them but, 14 pages of broken stuff and no Nimbus frames. Just sayin.
...Because none of the top guys ride a Nimbus. It's mainly either KH, Koxx or Impact that they ride.
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Old 2011-08-15, 07:01 PM   #198
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...Because none of the top guys ride a Nimbus. It's mainly either KH, Koxx or Impact that they ride.
That's cool but, if they ride those brands because they're stronger, that would imply that Nimbus was a weaker frame, in which case I'd imagine there'd be at least a couple of Nimbus frames here. I see a lot of people riding them and they're definitely popular among street/trials riders. Heck, there were generic unicycles and even a couple of Torkers in there. I doubt that there are many "Top Guys" riding last generation Torker DXs.

The reason I ask is that, I just ordered a Nimbus II 300mm longneck frame for that Profile/Monty wheelset and I was wondering about the strength of the Nimbus II frames. I checked through the entire thread and didn't notice any broken Nimbus frames so, I figured I'd say something. If nothing else, to bait someone who has broken one to step up with pics or, at least a story.
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Old 2011-08-15, 07:35 PM   #199
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That's cool but, if they ride those brands because they're stronger, that would imply that Nimbus was a weaker frame, in which case I'd imagine there'd be at least a couple of Nimbus frames here. I see a lot of people riding them and they're definitely popular among street/trials riders. Heck, there were generic unicycles and even a couple of Torkers in there. I doubt that there are many "Top Guys" riding last generation Torker DXs.

The reason I ask is that, I just ordered a Nimbus II 300mm longneck frame for that Profile/Monty wheelset and I was wondering about the strength of the Nimbus II frames. I checked through the entire thread and didn't notice any broken Nimbus frames so, I figured I'd say something. If nothing else, to bait someone who has broken one to step up with pics or, at least a story.
The nimbus frames are definitely strong. However, they are bulkier and heavier, and don't look as nice.
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Old 2011-08-15, 07:36 PM   #200
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A nimbus frame is super strong but its heavy and it kills your knees because of the crown. The old model of the nimbus frame had a round crown and i rode that until impact came out with their frame. No unicycle is invincible, some break faster than others. The reason why they break is because of the design or because of the material. An aluminum frame will break before a chromo frame. There is no one brand that is the best because people ride differently and do different things. The strongest unicycle is one you make for your style.
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Old 2011-08-25, 08:53 PM   #201
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Old 2011-09-21, 01:56 AM   #202
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wtf.... Today I broke my Sun Double Wide rim... on a 3-flat-3 set... I'm confused....





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Did that rim break in 3 places?!?

I thought that the sun doublewide was supposed to be ridiculously overbuilt, heavy but indestructible.
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Old 2011-09-21, 02:16 AM   #204
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Did that rim break in 3 places?!?

I thought that the sun doublewide was supposed to be ridiculously overbuilt, heavy but indestructible.
Yes it did break in 3 places. And I also thought they were indestructible that's why I bought 2! After talking and looking at Jacob Spera's videos I was 100% sure I wouldn't break one. I wonder what could've caused that. I did a few 8 and 9 sets with no problem, it was still straight and round. It's the first time I break a rim.
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Old 2011-09-21, 03:50 AM   #205
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Old 2011-09-23, 05:41 PM   #206
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wtf.... Today I broke my Sun Double Wide rim... on a 3-flat-3 set... I'm confused....





Looks OK to me. Just tape it up and get back out there .
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Old 2011-09-23, 08:06 PM   #207
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Looks OK to me. Just tape it up and get back out there .
I did think about this... But it's not really round anymore. And I guess I wont be able to ride a brake for muni. I think I'll just rebuilt my other Double Wide and put this one on my wall
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Old 2011-09-23, 08:20 PM   #208
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I think any rim can be killed if you land it with enough lateral force. If the wheel was not pointed in the direction of your landing(s), this is the most likely final cause. Also if the spokes were getting loose or out of whack from lots of previous jumps that would be a factor.
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Old 2011-10-10, 10:27 PM   #209
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Nimbus shawdow handle base. Noooo.
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Old 2011-10-10, 10:40 PM   #210
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Nimbus shawdow handle base. Noooo.
The first generation of those seemed to have a weakness in that very area; possibly a manufacturing defect. Many people got free replacements when that happened, including me, so check with your seller, and they may make you whole pretty soon!
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