|2010-05-22, 11:55 AM||#1|
Roland Hope School of Unicycling
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Long Bennington, Lincolnshire, England.
My new KH29
Well, it was only a matter of time.
New KH29 arrived the day after ordering (thanks, Roger) and it had its first spin yesterday.
It arrived with a seatpost so long I had to cut about 7" off. (Don't ask me how I measured) The uni feels lighter than my old KH24 (I haven't weighed them). The Stout tyre is good and grippy but still rides OK on tarmac.
The two-hole cranks are very smart. Yesterday I rode on the shorter setting and the uni scooted about like a good 'un. Today I've put it on the longer settings in anticipation of a hilly ride in Merrie Sherwode with Gadge and Nov.
This model has a micro adjust seat fitting with no rails. All very tidy and easily accessible. Neat.
Pedals are weird: no flats for a 15mm pedal spanner. Will take a larger spanner, but I approached from the rear with an Allen key.
Frame neatly finished. The bearing clamps appear to be a more robust design than on my old 24.
So far, first impressions are good. It's obviously faster than the 24 (or the 26) and rolls over uneven ground nicely. It's more manoeuvreable than the 36, and fremounting in the rough is less of an excercise. My gut feeling is that on a mainly off road route, it will maintain a higher average speed than the 36.
It certainly looks like the KH concept has genuinely evolved* rather than changes for change's sake.
*Or it has been intelligently designed. Let's not go there!
"I try to avoid UPDs, not do scientific research on them." Bruce Dawson
Last edited by Mikefule; 2010-05-22 at 11:56 AM.
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