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Old 2009-01-24, 01:37 AM   #1
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The Viz Rim and my Ultimate Build

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So I have decided to upgrade from my old behemoth quax yellow in turn for something better and lighter. So far the only thing I have ordered is a blue trials rim from Viz. I really like this rim so far. In terms of looks it's amazing. The color is crazy vibrant and I'm really loving the octagonal holes. It's the lightest rim I think I have come across at 482g. I'll have to wait and see how durable it is, but it seems promising.
To go along with this rim I am building as follows.

Seat-KH street with CF base
Seatpost-Quax reinforced or KH aluminum
Seatpost clamp-Animal singlebolt in blue
Frame-KH longneck(probably stripped)
Hub-Nimbus ISIS
Cranks-Onza ISIS
Pedals-Odyssey twisted pc's glow in the dark
Rim-Viz duh
Tire-Monty eagle claw

This should turn out epic and under 11 pounds. Tell me what you think about the build and the rim.
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Old 2009-01-24, 01:57 AM   #2
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Oh here's some pics of the rim.
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The pictures really don't give the color justice. The blue is intense in person.
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Old 2009-01-24, 02:30 AM   #3
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I was considering getting a Viz rim for my 26 but ultimately decided against it due to its brake wear indicator.

They do look like nice light rims and have great colour but I would be a bit worried about the strength of the sidewall.

Should be great if you don't abuse your unicycle too much.
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Old 2009-01-24, 02:45 AM   #4
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I think the rim should hold up. I don't break things much anyway.
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Old 2009-01-24, 04:00 AM   #5
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That is a nice rim. Good color choice. How wide is it?
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Old 2009-01-24, 04:15 AM   #6
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That is a nice rim. Good color choice. How wide is it?
The rim's 46mm wide, you can sort of see that in the second pic.
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Old 2009-01-24, 05:07 AM   #7
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I don't think that big scratch in the first pic does it any justice either .
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I don't think that big scratch in the first pic does it any justice either .
Yeah that's weird. It's not so much a scratch as it is a wrinkle in the aluminum. I don't think it will compromise strength or anything but it's weird.
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Old 2009-01-24, 06:04 AM   #9
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If youre going for something stronger than a qu-ax, you may be in trouble. haha.
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Old 2009-01-24, 11:20 AM   #10
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If youre going for something stronger than a qu-ax, you may be in trouble. haha.
Lol.

I have a Gold Viz rim, I like it. I've not done anything huge on it yet though as I've been trying to get crankflips done.
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It's a really nice rim.

I suggest you get a KH 08 post instead of a Qu-Ax reinforced.
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Old 2009-01-24, 08:34 PM   #12
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It's a really nice rim.

I suggest you get a KH 08 post instead of a Qu-Ax reinforced.
Where can you get those? I've looked but haven't seen any.

Edit:Here's a little fun fact. I was worried about getting shafted by duty rates from unicycle UK. I looked online and found out there is a suspension of duty fees on unicycles coming in to the US at least through 2009. So to anyone in the US worried about duty rates, dont worry

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Old 2009-01-24, 08:40 PM   #13
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I got 2 from Bedford, wrecked one.

Never seen any other store offering them in North America, yet.
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Old 2009-02-12, 08:37 AM   #14
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Bump!

Hey everybody! I was surprised today when around 10:30 a DHL guy arrived at my door with a box from UDC uk. So I got all my things to build my ultimate trials uni and its awesome! I'm so pumped to get this thing all built up. Right now I'm using my muni frame and seat so it looks crazy. Im planning on getting a CF frame of maybe even a Nimbus Ti. Here are a bunch of sort of fuzzy pics for your enjoyment.

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Old 2009-02-12, 01:59 PM   #15
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Damn I almost drooled on my keyboard.
That is sweet!!!
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