my new torker dx frame is too heavy… i can barely hop. im thinking of buying a different one. which opne will fit the torker bearing holders… can a KH fit it?
i would like an extremely light frame to make it as light as it can be… thank you all
I’m pretty sure that the newest KH frame won’t fit the torker bearings. I think the KH is meant for bearings of the 42mm OD dimension, whereas The Torker DX bearing has a 40mm OD and a 20mm ID. I could be wrong, but my sources were unicycle.com for the kh frame specs, and some other old thread here for the dx info. I’m pretty sure the Nimbus 2 would fit. You could ask unicycle.com to find out for sure. (1-800-unicycle would be best as they’re not great about emailing).
Are you blaming your inability to hop on the weight of your frame?
Hold the unicycle off the ground, maybe hold it by the frame. Jump. Did you make it off the ground? How high can you jump with the unicycle in your hands? I’d say you could do some pretty big jumps.
What’s the point? The weight of the unicycle isn’t the reason you can “barely hop”…
Practice more! You can hop on a torker no prob… you just need to learn how!
I tend to agree, instead of buying a new frame, take the time you would have spent paying it off and practice hopping. Not only will you probably build your hight up as high or higher than a lighter frame would have, you build strength and skill which can pay off later when you get a lighter uni.
I watched Alex Toms jump 85cm with an old style steel summit (I think) frame. They weigh a ton, same frame he did the 130cm pedal grab with as far as I know.
Well, you’re right, in a way, but wrong on principle. I rode a 20" united frame with 5/8" holes in the legs for about a month before I got my aluminum frame set up. However, anyone who reccomends using a 1/2" drill bit in 4130 steel with a hand held drill, no predrilling, and no cutting fluid has never drilled a frame before, or has wasted many 1/2" bits. That’s just not feasible.
The frame isn’t too heavy. Weight savings are an expensive attempt at improved hop height, when a couple of hours of practice are an adaquate replacement. Rob and Jason have it right… So what if you can jump some 2" higher on your friend’s unicycle? Will that actually open up any more trials lines, or will it just mean more bragging rights? you get the picture.
girlon1wheel? I’ve used a summit my whole trials life. Get used to the weight thats what I did. If you weigh 250 lbs dont blame the frame for being heavy. I lost 40 lbs and that hasn’t helped much yet because I haven’t practiced much resently. The DX can’t weigh more then the summit either.
I wouldn’t drill I would mill slots. haha. Beavan is right about the drilling 1/2 holes bad idea to just straight drill through. Working in a maching shop is awesome.