Light rims for freestyle???



G

gingerfreek

Guest
Im doing up my freestyle soon, ive got 4 broken spokes and the whole set
up is very old so basically i want a new wheel.

well the question i have for you is, do you know of any lightweight 20"
rims that will take some abuse??? (not too much)
Ive found one'here' (http://tinyurl.com/6a4zr)
but im not sure fi its too light i.e. its gonna compromise on strength
too much. its the Aeroheat one, or possably the tripple v. i think the
aeroheat looks better cus its double walled but im not sure really so
any help would be appreciated.

iain


--
gingerfreek - unicyclist of mass destruction.

I use my wheel as a weapon!
------------------------------------------------------------------------
gingerfreek's Profile: http://www.unicyclist.com/profile/3507
View this thread: http://www.unicyclist.com/thread/37017
 
J

johnfoss

Guest
Based on your avatar, I'd recommend strength over weight. The old Araya
rims that used to come on the Miyatas were great, and they were
single-walled alloy. Mostly I think it was the superior factory
wheelbuilding from Miyata that made those wheels hold up to so much
abuse, but they were good.

Unfortunately I don't know a specific rim to recommend. Just rememeber,
light weight doesn't matter much when your cycle is out of commission.
If you do shows for pay, this is at least 4x as true.


--
johnfoss - Walkin' on the edge

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
"jfoss" at "unicycling.com" -- www.unicycling.com

"Read the rules!" -- 'IUF Rulebook'
(http://www.unicycling.org/iuf/rulebook/) -- 'USA Rulebook'
(http://www.unicycling.org/usa/competition/)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
johnfoss's Profile: http://www.unicyclist.com/profile/832
View this thread: http://www.unicyclist.com/thread/37017
 
S

shadowuni

Guest
The torker rim seems nice and strong for a good rim/wheelset. i have one
and its pretty good. Just a suggestion.


--
shadowuni - Crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery

"No one is taller than the last man standing"
"Three phases of persuasion: Polite request, well in excess of your pain
threshhold, and spectacularly fatal."

"Imagine what you'll know tomorrow" - Agent K, M.I.B.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
shadowuni's Profile: http://www.unicyclist.com/profile/4806
View this thread: http://www.unicyclist.com/thread/37017
 
G

gingerfreek

Guest
Cool, thanks for the help.

Although my avatar shows me giving some abuse to my unicycle, thats on
my trials, so i do stuff that like that on that.

the main reason i want a lightweight rim is to reduce the enertia in the
wheel. when i upgraded to aluminium cranks the difference was quite
noticeable, so im thinking that the rim, which is further from the
centre of the wheel, will have a larger bearing on wheel enertia. so i
think if i can get away with a lightweight rim it will make quite a big
difference, however john you are correct in saying i'd be hugely annoyed
if the wheel tacoed or similar.

the most abusive riding i'd be doing on it is unispins and hopping on
wheel, but again im not sure how much stress these tricks can cause.

at the minute ive got a kinlin alloy rim, which came on my DM, and has
lasted very well.

iain


--
gingerfreek - unicyclist of mass destruction.

I use my wheel as a weapon!
------------------------------------------------------------------------
gingerfreek's Profile: http://www.unicyclist.com/profile/3507
View this thread: http://www.unicyclist.com/thread/37017
 
G

gingerfreek

Guest
thanks dude thats the kind of inspiring input i need, i like the look of
the aeroheat so i think im gonna go gor that. yeah i knew they wernt
super light cus it says for racing and stuff so they must be fairly
robust.

if anyone wants to contradict nickjb thats ok, im still up for third
opinions :D

thanks, iain


--
gingerfreek - unicyclist of mass destruction.

I use my wheel as a weapon!
------------------------------------------------------------------------
gingerfreek's Profile: http://www.unicyclist.com/profile/3507
View this thread: http://www.unicyclist.com/thread/37017