Yet another trials uni "which should I buy" thread



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pkittle

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So, I'm thinking about a trials uni, and am looking to go cheap but
strong. It's more for play than anything serious--I'm 200 lbs and 42,
so you won't see me doing any triple-crank-flip-1080-varials on it. I
just want something to mess around with at the local skatepark and
such, with drops no bigger than say a picnic table.

I've narrowed it to 3:
'DX' (http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=764) (duh) $260
(can get for $245 shipped on eBay)
'Hoppley $350' (http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=941)
'Nimbus' (http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=940) w/Qu-Ax
wheelset (splined) $330

Other than weight differences in these three (which are negligible
compared to the weight of me), it seems that the hub/crankset and rim
are the things that distinguish them. The Hoppley has a 04 KH hub with
127 QuAx cranks and KH Freeride rim; the Nimbus has QuAx hub, rim, and
145 cranks. The DX I already know enough about.

So, given my needs, does anyone have any particular recommendation?
Would I likely be perfectly happy with any of these? Is there one here
that seems more likely to break than the others (other than the Torker
frame)?

I've done plenty of searches and have followed threads like these, but
haven't seen the Hoppley and Nimbus compared head-to-head yet. And
please no recommendations to buy the KH or Onza or some other uni--I
want to keep the discussion to these 3. So, are the Nimbus and Hoppley
that much better that they warrant an extra $100 or more?

Thanks,
Peter


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iridemymuni

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if i was on the money aspect of it, i'd go for the dx simply beacuse
it's cheap and splined.

the hoppley is a very good unicycle, if i had to choose out of the
three i would definatly get the hoppley because of the hub/cranks, and
the great KH rim.

but really they're all going to be good, no matter which one you buy
you'll be happy


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lucky_8

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hoppley out of them


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trials_uni

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Yeah...Out of those 3 the Hoppley is the best. Its pretty heavy but it
all the components it has are tried and tested and have proved to be
very good.

My vote goes to hoppley.


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