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Old 2007-07-31, 04:44 PM   #1
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So, today I got the QU-AXs 36" and immediately went on a 50 minutes long tour
Now, I am asking everyone that has one, or that knows about stuff like that: How strong is the rim? The cranks and the hub are ISIS, so they should hold fine, but how high drops will the rim hold? I am afraid to hop on it, because it looks so gentle Should I worry about hopping up and down curbs, and stairs?

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Old 2007-07-31, 07:30 PM   #2
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So, today I got the QU-AXs 36" and immediately went on a 50 minutes long tour
Now, I am asking everyone that has one, or that knows about stuff like that: How strong is the rim? The cranks and the hub are ISIS, so they should hold fine, but how high drops will the rim hold? I am afraid to hop on it, because it looks so gentle Should I worry about hopping up and down curbs, and stairs?
I don't have one, nor have I ridden one but its rim is double walled so hopping up and down curbs should be no problem - heck I even do that on the steel coker rim.
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Thanks. I might try stairs one day
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Old 2007-07-31, 08:33 PM   #4
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The hub isn't wide. That makes the rim less strong.
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Old 2007-07-31, 09:01 PM   #5
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The hub isn't wide. That makes the rim less strong.
Though its also 48 spokes.
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Old 2007-07-31, 09:10 PM   #6
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what drop hight would kill a coker rim?
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So, today I got the QU-AXs 36" and immediately went on a 50 minutes long tour
Congrats! And welcome to the club -- I'm also a happy owner of qu-ax 36"

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Now, I am asking everyone that has one, or that knows about stuff like that: How strong is the rim? The cranks and the hub are ISIS, so they should hold fine, but how high drops will the rim hold? I am afraid to hop on it, because it looks so gentle Should I worry about hopping up and down curbs, and stairs?
Well, I don't know, but I've been riding up curbs and that was
no problem at all.

What I can recommend though is: as soon as you can get yourself a proper wrist protection. I mean rollerblade wrist guards (most important) and knee pads. Wrist injuries suck, trust me

-Jedrzej
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what drop hight would kill a coker rim?
100 feet would.
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what drop hight would kill a coker rim?
Ryan atkins did a 5 or 6 foot drop on a coker. It had an airfoil rim built by livewire unicycles. The rim stayed true and fine, well, I think it went off by a few mm.

The cranks though, are what snapped though.

A properly built airfoil rim, with the Qu-Ax ISIS hub widened, with some KH moments would be amaizng.
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Ryan atkins did a 5 or 6 foot drop on a coker. It had an airfoil rim built by livewire unicycles. The rim stayed true and fine, well, I think it went off by a few mm.

The cranks though, are what snapped though.

A properly built airfoil rim, with the Qu-Ax ISIS hub widened, with some KH moments would be amaizng.
It'd be tough to lace a Qu-Ax ISIS hub to an airfoil...

And I'd prefer a widened Moment hub
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Yeah, Im pretty sure the Airfoil is 36 holed, and I know the Qu-Ax is 48, but Qu-Ax now has its own Alum. double walled rim. =p

Id stick with the Qu-Ax hub though, because the KH hub is drilled for weight savings, and the Qu-Ax isnt. So cutting the KH in half, adding on more length and re-wielding may mess up the hollowed out hub, from the heat and whatnot, so I would trust the Solid Qu-Ax hub to be more up to the job of being cut, and re-wielded.

Im not a wielder or know much about the subject though, so im just going off what I think would work better.
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I did a three set on the classic coker wheel without any problems. I think the Qu-ax is really overbuilt. I rather doubt you will be able to do anything more than bend cranks or twist the hub aslong as you keep the spokes tight.
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What I can recommend though is: as soon as you can get yourself a proper wrist protection. I mean rollerblade wrist guards (most important) and knee pads. Wrist injuries suck, trust me

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I have Kris Holm Pulse gloves. Do I need knee pads? I have knee+shin guards but they are not that comfortable for riding. Can I hurt my legs from falling, besides angry dogs? (Dogs really do hate Cokers)
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I have Kris Holm Pulse gloves. Do I need knee pads? I have knee+shin guards but they are not that comfortable for riding. Can I hurt my legs from falling, besides angry dogs? (Dogs really do hate Cokers)
Once you get going faster than what you can run at, it wont hurt, well, it will hurt, just not as bad, to wear some padding.

At slwoer speed you can run out when you fall and be fine, other times you wont be able to run out, or twist your ankle trying to run out, and go into the ground at 15mph or more.
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Ouch. I'm not a big fan of high speeds, actually
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