DX32 rim for muni?

My opinion is that the Alex DX32 rim is really good for MUni. It is noticably lighter but still
strong, and unlike the doublewide is designed for rim brakes.

It is somewhat narrower than the doublewide but I haven’t had problems with tire-foldover. If you
use a super-inflated regular tube instead of a bigger downhill innertube, I think it might be
more prone to pinchflats but I’ve never had a problem with it. The slightly narrower rim means
that hydraulics work better too, in that the brake housing doesn’t stick out as much on either
side of the fork blades. If you want to use brakes then make sure you order one without painted
sidewalls.

-Kris.
— John Childs <john_childs@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Kris
> I just found a local bike shop that is able to order a 24" Alex DX32 rim
> (they found an obscure distributor down here in the States that carries it).
> Now I’m wondering about how well the DX32 works for muni. Have you used
> the DX32 for muni? Does it do well with the 3" Gazz? Any problems with
> pinch flats with it or anything else? Do you have to use a higher psi with
> the DX32 than with the Sun Doublewide to avoid pinch flats or rim dings?
>
> My guess is that it would do just fine for muni. And having something a
> little lighter than the Sun Doublewide would be very nice.
>
> Thanks,
> John Childs
>
> _________________________________________________________________
> Chat with friends online, try MSN Messenger: http://messenger.msn.com
>


Do You Yahoo!?
Great stuff seeking new owners in Yahoo! Auctions!
http://auctions.yahoo.com

Hi Kris,

I’d like to get this rim for my dream uni, when the time comes to order it, but it seems like a lot of riders on here are having availability issues. Also, if I did get a hold of a DX32, I do not have any wheelbuilding skills, so I’d have to have unicycle.com build me a profile-Nokian wheel. Which means, if I could get the whole wheel I want from unicycle.com, that’d be peachy keen.

Since I’m just a teenager, I’m probably just going to work during the summer, so when I build my dream uni, I’m going to use it for mountain and trials unicycling, so I’m glad to hear that the DX32 can function extremely well for both, unless I can make the money to add another uni to my inventory.

So, when I do decide, and have the funding for a second uni, a trials one, would a a Dialed, fully decked out KH20 work? Would it be a real big transition from the 24"?

Thanks,
Live to ride, ride to live.

> My opinion is that the Alex DX32 rim is really good for MUni.

Sweet! The bike shop says I have one on the way. I’ll believe it when I actually have it in my hands.

I get the uni from UPS tomorrow. I hope the rim comes soon or I’ll look pretty silly trying to ride a wheel-less muni.

john_childs

Once I have enough money, I am planning to buy the KH24. And I have heard many different things about which rim to use on it. Now, I am asking which one you guys think is best: the DX32, the Doublewide, or another rim? Why? If you use the Doublewide, is it possible to brake on the sidewalls when the paint is removed?

Thanks
-Bert

All are good, and you can use rim brakes on the doublewide even if you don’t remove the paint.
However they squeel really badly if the paint’s still on, as Nathan Hoover can attest (on our
recent trip to Mexico together he had to listen to it for 5000 vertical feet and it was
horrible!).

In my opinion, Avro Rims are better than doublewides and are easier to find than the DX32. The
DX32 is slightly lighter, though.

-Kris

— Beaver <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote:
> Once I have enough money, I am planning to buy the KH24. And I have
> heard many different things about which rim to use on it. Now, I am
> asking which one you guys think is best: the DX32, the Doublewide, or
> another rim? Why? If you use the Doublewide, is it possible to brake
> on the sidewalls when the paint is removed?
>
> Thanks
> -Bert
>
>
>
>
> –
> Beaver
> Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums
> ___________________________________________________________________________
> rec.sport.unicycling mailing list - www.unicycling.org/mailman/listinfo/rsu


Do You Yahoo!?
Great stuff seeking new owners in Yahoo! Auctions!
http://auctions.yahoo.com

Eventually you’ll likely want both a 20" and a 24" uni. You’ll find that the 20" is a lot lighter
and easier to use for pure trials. If that is primarily what you’ll do with it, go with the 20
first. However, the 20" totally sucks for getting around on. If you want to do more offroad
riding, get the 24" because the 20" will be frustrating. You can do both trials and offroad on
the 24" but you will have to get used to the extra weight, and it’s not good for freestyle.

-Kris.
— Mt Uni <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote:
> Hi Kris,
>
> I’d like to get this rim for my dream uni, when the time
> comes to order it, but it seems like a lot of riders on here are
> having availability issues. Also, if I did get a hold of a DX32, I do
> not have any wheelbuilding skills, so I’d have to have unicycle.com
> build me a profile-Nokian wheel. Which means, if I could get the
> whole wheel I want from unicycle.com, that’d be peachy keen.
>
> Since
> I’m just a teenager, I’m probably just going to work during the
> summer, so when I build my dream uni, I’m going to use it for mountain
> and trials unicycling, so I’m glad to hear that the DX32 can function
> extremely well for both, unless I can make the money to add another
> uni to my inventory.
>
> So, when I do decide, and have the funding for
> a second uni, a trials one, would a a Dialed, fully decked out KH20
> work? Would it be a real big transition from the 24"?
>
> Thanks,
> Live to ride, ride to live.
>
>
>
>
> –
> Mt Uni
> Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums
> ___________________________________________________________________________
> rec.sport.unicycling mailing list - www.unicycling.org/mailman/listinfo/rsu


Do You Yahoo!?
Great stuff seeking new owners in Yahoo! Auctions!
http://auctions.yahoo.com

Hi again,

In Lenawee County, Michigan, there are no trails, at least that I know of, so when I go out and ride it’s usually urban, but not to the point where the terrain is only cement. I combine Trials, and MUni into my riding, so I’m not entirely sure what sized wheel to go with, when the time comes, like I said on here before, when I get my dream uni. Currently, I run a 24" wheel.

And as far as Freestyle, that’s out of the question. When I first started riding, I thought that, that was the only type of unicycle riding there was, so that’s the kind of cycle I got (which I’m surprised it’s not dead yet). Then one morning thanks to you Kris, I realized the possibilities that this sport has to offer. So, my next cycle will deffinitly have to be suited for some heavy mountain/trials riding.

In closing, Kris, what do you think of the Avro? Does it hold up to some serious pounding on both trials and mountain cycling?

Evan

> In Lenawee County, Michigan, there are no trails, at
> least that I know of, so when I go out and ride it’s usually urban,
> but not to the point where the terrain is only cement.

I doubt that Lenawee County, MI is very urban either. Are you near Adrian,
MI? This was the site of the 2000 National Unicycling Convention, including
the “National MUni Race.” This race was held in a park near the center of
Adrian, centered around an old railroad bridge which is part of a rail
trail. There are trails in the woods around this bridge. It’s not a very
large area, but there are some hills, bumps, logs, and water to cross.

Enjoy,
JF

MT.Uni

i would have a hard time giving up my Sun dbl.wide

to me the rounded edges give serious pince flat protection that i think is worth the extra weight.

the dx32 would be my next choice,the Avro to me looks generic and lame. the lip to hold the tire on is way small.

the fat weld??? come on

I thought long and hard about rim selection, and there were a few things which influenced my decision…

Strength: Being a beginner that very often crashes and lands in very awkward positions, I felt I needed something very strong. Im sick of straightening out my wheel every other day!

weight: I decided that if Im running a Nokian Gazzaloddi, a little more weight dosent matter, the Gazza is too big.

availability: The local bike shop had the rim I eventually bought, a Sun doublewide, and a Rhino(??) in 24" Since I broke “Fat Bastard” I havent had a ride, so I needed it yesterday!

looks: Shallow, yes, but it looks AWESOME

staff: the guy at the local bike shop (Peter at Brookvale Bike Factory) is very helpful, apparently knowlegable and seems like a nice guy. I cant stand bad service, so that is enough to turn the deal on its own.

The rim I wound up with is a Dice Two-Four. It should be built by tomorrow, so hopefully I can go riding tomorrow night!

Leo

Hi,

I doubt that Lenawee County, MI is very urban either. Are you near Adrian,
MI?

Yes, I live in Adrian in fact.

This race was held in a park near the center of
Adrian, centered around an old railroad bridge which is part of a rail
trail. There are trails in the woods around this bridge. It’s not a very
large area, but there are some hills, bumps, logs, and water to cross.

Trestle Park. I live about a 10 minute ride from there, past the city limits.

As far as riding; coming from a BMX background, I look at my choice of lines in two perspectives. There are many things to try, if you use creativity.

Right where my highschool is, there is a small set of stairs with a hand rail, and across the street there is a hella steep hill.

Tecumseh has some good riding.

Overall the only problem from a good riding spot, is distance. You might have to ride a distance before you come up to another good spot.

Evan

jagur,
I have it on good authority that Avro is going to start using some higher
quality bonding technique that will eliminate that unsightly weld on all
of their rims.

Jeff

On Thu, 31 Jan 2002 05:56:07 +0000 (UTC) jagur
<forum.member@unicyclist.com> writes:
> the dx32 would be my next choice,the Avro to me
> looks generic and lame. the lip to hold the tire on is way small.
> the fat weld??? come on


GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO!
Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less!
Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit:
http://dl.www.juno.com/get/web/.

Yippee! The bike shop was able to get me a 24" Alex DX32. Sweet!

I also got my KH24 from UPS today. The KH24 came with an Avro wheel becasue I wasn’t expecting to be able to get a DX32 rim. Now I’ve got a perfectly functional Avro wheel built up and a bare naked Alex DX32 sittling around with nothing to put on. So things didn’t work out quite as planned. I’ll use the Avro and keep the DX32 around just in case the Avro doesn’t work out.

Here’s some specs on the new rims:

Alex DX32 24" 36 holes:
-Black anodized
-730 grams (weighed it at the bike shop)
-inside width 32 mm
-outside width 39 mm

Avro Zum 24" 36 holes:
-Black
-1.90 lbs (861 grams) as weighed by Muniac
-Inside width 38 mm
-Outside width 44 mm

I got the DX32 rim from Gregg’s Cycle in Bellevue, Washington
(425) 462-1900
http://www.greggscycles.com/
There is at least one distributor in the US who has them in stock. If your local bike shop can’t get it you can see if Gregg’s Cycle in Bellevue can get one for ya.

john_childs

For interest I just measured:
a 24" Halo Combat Rim
-White or Black Powder coat with eyelets
700g
-inside width 30
-outside width 36

a 26" Halo Combat Rim
-White or Black Powder coat with eyelets
780g
-inside width 30
-outside width 36

a Monty Rim
-Bronze (no eyelets)
450g
-inside width 35
-outside width 40

Leo White

> Here’s some specs on the new rims:
> Alex DX32 24" 36 holes:
> -Black anodized
> -730 grams (weighed it at
> the bike shop)
> -inside width 32 mm
> -outside width 39 mm
>
> Avro Zum
> 24" 36 holes:
> -Black
> -1.90 lbs (861 grams) as weighed by Muniac
> -Inside width 38 mm
> -Outside width 44 mm

Hi John,

You (or anyone else for that matter) wouldn’t happen to have the ERD for
your 24" Alex DX32 and / or Avro Zum? If you do I’ll enter them in to the
spoke calculation program recently announced today.

Cheers,
Neil

-----Original Message-----
From: rsu-admin@unicycling.org [On"]mailto:rsu-admin@unicycling.org]On Behalf Of
john_childs
Sent: 01 February 2002 08:36
To: rsu@unicycling.org
Subject: Re: DX32 rim for muni?

Yippee! The bike shop was able to get me a 24" Alex DX32. Sweet!
I also got my KH24 from UPS today. The KH24 came with an Avro wheel
becasue I wasn’t expecting to be able to get a DX32 rim. Now I’ve got
a perfectly functional Avro wheel built up and a bare naked Alex DX32
sittling around with nothing to put on. So things didn’t work out
quite as planned. I’ll use the Avro and keep the DX32 around just in
case the Avro doesn’t work out.

Here’s some specs on the new rims:
Alex DX32 24" 36 holes:
-Black anodized
-730 grams (weighed it at
the bike shop)
-inside width 32 mm
-outside width 39 mm

Avro Zum
24" 36 holes:
-Black
-1.90 lbs (861 grams) as weighed by Muniac
-Inside width 38 mm
-Outside width 44 mm

I got the DX32 rim from
Gregg’s Cycle in Bellevue, Washington
(425) 462-1900
http://www.greggscycles.com/
There is at least one distributor in the
US who has them in stock. If your local bike shop can’t get it you
can see if Gregg’s Cycle in Bellevue can get one for ya.
john_childs


john_childs
Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums


rec.sport.unicycling mailing list - www.unicycling.org/mailman/listinfo/rsu

Hi John,

You (or anyone else for that matter) wouldn’t happen to have the ERD for
your 24" Alex DX32 and / or Avro Zum? If you do I’ll enter them in to the
spoke calculation program recently announced today.

Cheers,
Neil

-----Original Message-----
From: rsu-admin@unicycling.org [On"]mailto:rsu-admin@unicycling.org]On Behalf Of
john_childs
Sent: 01 February 2002 08:36
To: rsu@unicycling.org
Subject: Re: DX32 rim for muni?

Yippee! The bike shop was able to get me a 24" Alex DX32. Sweet!
I also got my KH24 from UPS today. The KH24 came with an Avro wheel
becasue I wasn’t expecting to be able to get a DX32 rim. Now I’ve got
a perfectly functional Avro wheel built up and a bare naked Alex DX32
sittling around with nothing to put on. So things didn’t work out
quite as planned. I’ll use the Avro and keep the DX32 around just in
case the Avro doesn’t work out.

Here’s some specs on the new rims:
Alex DX32 24" 36 holes:
-Black anodized
-730 grams (weighed it at
the bike shop)
-inside width 32 mm
-outside width 39 mm

Avro Zum
24" 36 holes:
-Black
-1.90 lbs (861 grams) as weighed by Muniac
-Inside width 38 mm
-Outside width 44 mm

I got the DX32 rim from
Gregg’s Cycle in Bellevue, Washington
(425) 462-1900
http://www.greggscycles.com/
There is at least one distributor in the
US who has them in stock. If your local bike shop can’t get it you
can see if Gregg’s Cycle in Bellevue can get one for ya.
john_childs


john_childs
Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums


rec.sport.unicycling mailing list - www.unicycling.org/mailman/listinfo/rsu

Hi John,

You (or anyone else for that matter) wouldn’t happen to have the ERD for
your 24" Alex DX32 and / or Avro Zum? If you do I’ll enter them in to the
spoke calculation program recently announced today.

Cheers,
Neil

-----Original Message-----
From: rsu-admin@unicycling.org [On"]mailto:rsu-admin@unicycling.org]On Behalf Of
john_childs
Sent: 01 February 2002 08:36
To: rsu@unicycling.org
Subject: Re: DX32 rim for muni?

Yippee! The bike shop was able to get me a 24" Alex DX32. Sweet!
I also got my KH24 from UPS today. The KH24 came with an Avro wheel
becasue I wasn’t expecting to be able to get a DX32 rim. Now I’ve got
a perfectly functional Avro wheel built up and a bare naked Alex DX32
sittling around with nothing to put on. So things didn’t work out
quite as planned. I’ll use the Avro and keep the DX32 around just in
case the Avro doesn’t work out.

Here’s some specs on the new rims:
Alex DX32 24" 36 holes:
-Black anodized
-730 grams (weighed it at
the bike shop)
-inside width 32 mm
-outside width 39 mm

Avro Zum
24" 36 holes:
-Black
-1.90 lbs (861 grams) as weighed by Muniac
-Inside width 38 mm
-Outside width 44 mm

I got the DX32 rim from
Gregg’s Cycle in Bellevue, Washington
(425) 462-1900
http://www.greggscycles.com/
There is at least one distributor in the
US who has them in stock. If your local bike shop can’t get it you
can see if Gregg’s Cycle in Bellevue can get one for ya.
john_childs


john_childs
Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums


rec.sport.unicycling mailing list - www.unicycling.org/mailman/listinfo/rsu

Hi John,

You (or anyone else for that matter) wouldn’t happen to have the ERD for
your 24" Alex DX32 and / or Avro Zum? If you do I’ll enter them in to the
spoke calculation program recently announced today.

Cheers,
Neil

-----Original Message-----
From: rsu-admin@unicycling.org [On"]mailto:rsu-admin@unicycling.org]On Behalf Of
john_childs
Sent: 01 February 2002 08:36
To: rsu@unicycling.org
Subject: Re: DX32 rim for muni?

Yippee! The bike shop was able to get me a 24" Alex DX32. Sweet!
I also got my KH24 from UPS today. The KH24 came with an Avro wheel
becasue I wasn’t expecting to be able to get a DX32 rim. Now I’ve got
a perfectly functional Avro wheel built up and a bare naked Alex DX32
sittling around with nothing to put on. So things didn’t work out
quite as planned. I’ll use the Avro and keep the DX32 around just in
case the Avro doesn’t work out.

Here’s some specs on the new rims:
Alex DX32 24" 36 holes:
-Black anodized
-730 grams (weighed it at
the bike shop)
-inside width 32 mm
-outside width 39 mm

Avro Zum
24" 36 holes:
-Black
-1.90 lbs (861 grams) as weighed by Muniac
-Inside width 38 mm
-Outside width 44 mm

I got the DX32 rim from
Gregg’s Cycle in Bellevue, Washington
(425) 462-1900
http://www.greggscycles.com/
There is at least one distributor in the
US who has them in stock. If your local bike shop can’t get it you
can see if Gregg’s Cycle in Bellevue can get one for ya.
john_childs


john_childs
Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums


rec.sport.unicycling mailing list - www.unicycling.org/mailman/listinfo/rsu

Hi John,

You (or anyone else for that matter) wouldn’t happen to have the ERD for
your 24" Alex DX32 and / or Avro Zum? If you do I’ll enter them in to the
spoke calculation program recently announced today.

Cheers,
Neil

-----Original Message-----
From: rsu-admin@unicycling.org [On"]mailto:rsu-admin@unicycling.org]On Behalf Of
john_childs
Sent: 01 February 2002 08:36
To: rsu@unicycling.org
Subject: Re: DX32 rim for muni?

Yippee! The bike shop was able to get me a 24" Alex DX32. Sweet!
I also got my KH24 from UPS today. The KH24 came with an Avro wheel
becasue I wasn’t expecting to be able to get a DX32 rim. Now I’ve got
a perfectly functional Avro wheel built up and a bare naked Alex DX32
sittling around with nothing to put on. So things didn’t work out
quite as planned. I’ll use the Avro and keep the DX32 around just in
case the Avro doesn’t work out.

Here’s some specs on the new rims:
Alex DX32 24" 36 holes:
-Black anodized
-730 grams (weighed it at
the bike shop)
-inside width 32 mm
-outside width 39 mm

Avro Zum
24" 36 holes:
-Black
-1.90 lbs (861 grams) as weighed by Muniac
-Inside width 38 mm
-Outside width 44 mm

I got the DX32 rim from
Gregg’s Cycle in Bellevue, Washington
(425) 462-1900
http://www.greggscycles.com/
There is at least one distributor in the
US who has them in stock. If your local bike shop can’t get it you
can see if Gregg’s Cycle in Bellevue can get one for ya.
john_childs


john_childs
Posted via the Unicyclist Community - http://unicyclist.com/forums


rec.sport.unicycling mailing list - www.unicycling.org/mailman/listinfo/rsu

I don’t know about the Avro. Unicycle.com USA or Kovachi Wheels should know.

I have emailed Alex to find out the numbers for the DX32. That is something I’ll need to know when it comes time to get the wheel built.

john_childs