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Old 2012-05-16, 02:09 PM   #1
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Nimbus Muni 26" vs Qu-Ax Muni 26" - Looking for opinions please.

Hi all,

So, i've been messing around with my Qu-Ax profi 20" for a couple months now. Not doing that great but i can manage to do 100 foot rides regularly. My turning is rather bad and wobbly but i know that much of that is due to lack of practice.

Long story short, i am about to take the leap and go for uni #2. I have debated amongst myself for some time (read the 24 vs 26 threads over and over again) and decided to go the 26" way (after having decided to go the 24", and then the 26", and over and over again....).

I will be using it for street/pavement/small drops/steps etc, and ofcourse muni (mostly XC stuff, nothing too extreme).

I am between the Nimbus and the Qu-Ax Muni. My heart is probably leaning towards the Nimbus (i have read only good reviews on it) but the Qu-Ax is cheaper (i'll save around 70 euros that way) and am wondering if the Nimbus is really worth the extra price tag. Maybe 70 euros is not a fortune but still that means the Qu-Ax is almost 20% cheaper, which is not bad.

Thing is, i haven't found any real reviews for the Qu-Ax. Anyone want to share their 2 cents???

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P.S. i am 6.2" and weigh almost 80 kg.
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Old 2012-05-16, 02:45 PM   #2
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I can tell only about the Qu-ax. For medium-light muni the Qu-ax will be fine, but for something more extreme only the Qu-ax Series (awesome Alu frame!) .


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Old 2012-05-17, 06:42 AM   #3
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Good choice (I mean going to the 26" way). I have a 24" qu-ax cross (after cracked frame now with Nimbus muni frame) and I will buy a bigger wheel because 24" is just too small and slow for me now - probably Nimbus Muni 26". I think both of these 26" are good (and I really like that yellow qu-ax rim) and if I could save 70 euros, I would buy qu-ax. But all I can see are these prices http://www.einradladen.com/shop/inde...-26-Inch-.html so I choose cheaper Nimbus Muni...
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Old 2012-05-17, 07:37 AM   #4
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Good choice (I mean going to the 26" way). I have a 24" qu-ax cross (after cracked frame now with Nimbus muni frame) and I will buy a bigger wheel because 24" is just too small and slow for me now - probably Nimbus Muni 26". I think both of these 26" are good (and I really like that yellow qu-ax rim) and if I could save 70 euros, I would buy qu-ax. But all I can see are these prices http://www.einradladen.com/shop/inde...-26-Inch-.html so I choose cheaper Nimbus Muni...
Thanks for that link mate

I was comparing German (ebay) prices for the Qu-Ax vs British (UDC UK) for the Nimbus.

So they're the same price then

That probably means I'll be going for the Nimbus, but since i started this thread, anyone else want to share an opinion for any or both Unis???

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Old 2012-05-17, 08:06 AM   #5
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I can tell only about the Qu-ax. For medium-light muni the Qu-ax will be fine, but for something more extreme only the Qu-ax Series (awesome Alu frame!) .


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Thanks for the reply. I assume for something more extreme you are referring to the QX series from Qu-Ax right? However apart from the alu frame and different pedals they seem to be quite the same.

From what i understand (could be wrong offcourse), the frame is unlikely to brake (i am aware of the post above about a broken Qu-Ax cross frame - how did that happen???), most pressure goes to the hub right? Hubs are the same in the Qu-Ax muni and the QX series muni. The yellow line.

Last thing i have noticed and would appreciate any feedback. The QX series has a 36 spoke rim, same as the Nimbus, while the Qu-Ax standard Muni has48 spokes. What's up with that? No big difference? Maybe for muni 36 is better??

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Old 2012-05-17, 02:02 PM   #6
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Hi, my comments in blue...

[QUOTE=alix71;1518644]...I assume for something more extreme you are referring to the QX series from Qu-Ax right?
Yes!

However apart from the alu frame and different pedals they seem to be quite the same.
True!

From what i understand (could be wrong offcourse), the frame is unlikely to brake (i am aware of the post above about a broken Qu-Ax cross frame - how did that happen???), most pressure goes to the hub right? Hubs are the same in the Qu-Ax muni and the QX series muni. The yellow line.
Frame brakes also, it depends what you do with it... I have bent CrMO Qu-ax Frame

Last thing i have noticed and would appreciate any feedback. The QX series has a 36 spoke rim, same as the Nimbus, while the Qu-Ax standard Muni has48 spokes.
Check again it's probably a mistake (are you looking at the german UDC site?), the Qu-ax series has 48 spoke rim (and 48 hole hub...).

What's up with that? No big difference? Maybe for muni 36 is better??
48 holes are for stronger wheel, but I think you'll see it only on Qu-ax Munis...


One more thing about the Qu-ax rim. The braking surface is painted, and if you intend to add brakes in the future, you'll have to do few sanding hours in order to get effective and quiet stopping


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Old 2012-05-17, 04:12 PM   #7
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Last thing i have noticed and would appreciate any feedback. The QX series has a 36 spoke rim, same as the Nimbus, while the Qu-Ax standard Muni has48 spokes.
Check again it's probably a mistake (are you looking at the german UDC site?), the Qu-ax series has 48 spoke rim (and 48 hole hub...).
You are absolutely right. It must be a typo on the german site ( http://www.einradladen.com/shop/prod...-alu-muni.html ). The official site says 48 spokes ( http://www.qu-ax.com/en/products/all...eries-26-white )

It seemed odd to me as well.

Noted about the brakes thing. I will put brakes on it some time later on, but as i said, for the same price i'll probably go for the Nimbus (unless someone convinces me otherwise) probably because there are many owners on here and i haven't read a bad comment about it, while it seems that few own the Qu-Ax to have a large enough sample group and even fewer have tried both??? However, the Qu-Ax looks better for sure.

Thanks for the help

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This is what happened - http://uniflycross.blogspot.com/2011...nano-jest.html . I just tried some easy flat stuff -> it caused bigger strain to frame (only 1 year old) and it broked But warranty was accepted and I got a new frame which I swapped for a Nimbus frame.
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This is what happened - http://uniflycross.blogspot.com/2011...nano-jest.html . I just tried some easy flat stuff -> it caused bigger strain to frame (only 1 year old) and it broked But warranty was accepted and I got a new frame which I swapped for a Nimbus frame.


wtf??? That's real nasty, and not even on the welds



So you know, i've ordered the nimbus from your link.

Many, many thanks mate
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Yeah, it's weird. And I'm only 68 kg heavy, so no big pressure to the frame.
You're welcome. Did you order black one (that's my choice)? Post some pictures then to I know what I'll get in (probably) summer Thanks
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Yeah, it's weird. And I'm only 68 kg heavy, so no big pressure to the frame.
You're welcome. Did you order black one (that's my choice)? Post some pictures then to I know what I'll get in (probably) summer Thanks
Yeap, black it is!

Will post a pic when i get it. Thanks again mate!

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