I just got my new frame back from the powder coater, it is soooo awesome!!
Essentially it is the same as the Nimbus II, but wider at the crown and now they come with brake mounts
Quality and materials appear to be the same as my other two Nimbus frames. Mine came with a factory chrome, I wanted a color so I chose “safety yellow”. I had mine powdered locally, but apparently you can have your frame painted by Nimbus for relatively little $$.
With a Gazzolodi 2.6 mounted on a Double Wide rim, I have a solid 1/2" to spare on either side and plenty of space between the tire and the crown; a 3" Duro or Gazz will fit sure!
Apparently the new frames come standard on the 24"/26" Muni, so ask fr one if you’re looking to get a new muni.
Here she is:
Nimbus 26" Muni Frame
Nimbus Isis Hub
Ringle Double Wide Rim
KH Moments 165mm
KH Seatpost Rail-Less
KH Street Gel Seat
Salsa Seat Post Clamp
Magura Hydraulic Brake, Braided Steel Lines, and KH Spooner
Wow, that’s a beauty! I’m glad to know that there’s an inexpensive 26er frame now with brake bosses, as my 14 year old son is riding a very similar setup (same gazz jr tire, but with 140s!) and would like a little help on the downhills sometimes.
I got my brake posts welded onto my Nimbus 26 this summer:
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Didn’t cost much, but then again I had a friend who did the welding for a couple of beers The brake posts are from this place. It is really nice to have brakes to save my strength (and knees) for the uphills rather than “wasting” a lot of energy going downhill. Too bad they went for expensive (and at least around here, rare) Magura rim brakes rather than ordinary cantilever/linear brake posts.
How effective are the maggie brakes with that rim?? As good as with other rims designed for rim brakes? What color Magie shoes you using?
Any squeeling/noise or other issues with this combo?
Brakes seem to work fine, a little squeaky at first, but now they’re ve got some break-in they appear to fine. I used some toe-in which helps keep them from being grabby. The rim is fine for brake use, even with the powder coating. I wouldn’t waste my time sanding off the paint.
Using black pads. I’d say the rim works as well as machined rims, I mean what are we really talking about here, an off-road uni that’ll get dust, dirt, water, etc… all over the rim and pads anyhow, not too mention how little we use the brake compared to our bicycle brethren. It’s a tough rim, that’s for sure!