I’ve come across a bit of money, and want to get a coker. I’ve been looking at two inparticular, the Nimbus deluxe or the Radial deluxe. Both seem pretty good, with the Nimbus having a bit more support frame-wise.
I got a 24’ nimbus II and am pleased with it. But going to a friend’s house seems like a good idea in theory, bad in practice with that thing. I want something bigger and with a little more ‘wow’ factor to it, so going coker is the way to go.
As I’ve stated many times on this forum, get the RADIAL DELUXE and also order the NIMBUS FRAME! The wheelsets are identical, (both airfoil and wide hub) and if you order it this way, you will not only save $40, but you will have BOTH frames! Or you could just order the nimbus deluxe, pay $40 MORE, and only get one frame.
You still don’t get it! WHo cares if you use the radial frame or not! If you want the nimbus deluxe, order the RADIAL DELUXE AND THE NIMBUS FRAME! The point is that when you buy it that way you get the nimbus deluxe for $40 LESS!!! than if you only order the nimbus deluxe. Ok if you still don’t get it, you deserve to be overcharged the $40! Ok I’ll calm down now…there we go…
Or you could just buy the radial deluxe. I have the radial plain. I sometimes wish I had gotten the wheel upgrade. The frame seems OK. I have never seen a Nimbus though. If you live somewhere very flat, like Florida, the extra frame weight (is there any ?) may not matter much. Unless you are going to hop the thing etc.
I am just learning to idle my 20. How much harder is it to idle a 36 with a steel rim vs the better wheel ? Anyone know ?
After much argument in another thread it was decided the nimbus frame is heavier, but not significantly. I had the steel rim for several months before swapping to airfoil (i also swapped to 14g stainless spokes at the same time). The airfoil is easier to idle and much easier to get going from a stand still, they’re horrendously expensive over here (like $200ish) but I’m still glad I got it.
That’s what I have; I didn’t see the point in spending the extra $120 just for the nimbus frame. Personally, I don’t like it, and the standard radial frame, is an improvement over the old coker frame because the seat post is now the larger diameter at 25.4, again, identical to the nimbus diameter. It handles great, it’s definitely lighter, very nimble, and there’s more room on the forks to customize with decalls, flames etc. I’m very happy with both the looks and performance of my radial 360 deluxe.
I rode the nimbus deluxe with the t-7 handle. I wasn’t impressed at all. It felt sluggish and unresponsive. Then I hopped a coker with airfoil and medium wide hub. AMAZING difference! I felt like I could accelerate effortlessly and it handled solid and felt tons lighter. That did it for me and I have no regrets; just happy to have saved $120