I was thinking of picking up a Kris Holm 20" freestyle. Looks like a decent package for $211.00. Anyone ridden one of these? I think that it has the same frame as the trials version.
Great question. I’ve been thinking about throwing down for one fo these myself. At basically 230 bucks (including shipping), it seems like a steal.
I bought one of these from Unicycle.com. It is really a great deal. Every component on the uni is top notch (all the way down to the Hookworm tire and the newer, more comfortable Kris Holm seat) and the black paint job is beautiful. The frame is super tough. The only thing I’ve tweaked is the seatpost clamp: I put too much torque on one bolt, but it has two bolts, so the clamp still works fine.
Yes, the KH 20" Freestyle uni is a great deal. Quality parts throughout. Unicycle.com had a KH20 Freestyle on display at NAUCC in Salt Lake City. I liked it.
It’s only quirk is that it has the same style of crown as the KH20 Trials frame. It has a flat crown and the front of the crown angles downward which would make it great for gliding but somewhat questionable for standup skills (where you stand on the crown of the frame). If you’re up to the level of doing standup skills the KH frame may not be the best choice. Other than that caveat it’s a super unicycle.
I’m pretty sure that the frame on the KH20 Freestyle is different than the KH20 Trials. The main difference would be the bearing clamps. The KH20 Freestyle frame would fit a 40mm OD bearing while the KH20 Trials frame would fit a 42mm OD bearing. You’d need to confirm with Unicycle.com cause I’m just going by what I saw when I saw the uni at Salt Lake City. The main thing to realize is that you would not be able to fit a KH splined hub in the freestyle frame.
If I was looking for a new freestyle uni I’d definitely consider the KH20 Freestyle. I don’t do standup skills and I have no plans to learn any standup skills so the angle on the crown would make no difference to me.
Re: KH20 Freestyle uni
I have the KH freestyle and am attempting to learn with it. It must be
constructed very well because it is taking a heck of a beating!
Mr Holm will want to take it away from me if I don’t learn how to stay
up on it pretty soon! (I think I have to send my Golden Bear golf clubs
Just ordered one. Thanks for all the info guys.