I bought a Koxx one ‘Orange Bud’ (brand new) around 2 years ago for £250ish GBP
Firstly I’d like to say how much how much I love this unicycle! And 2 years on, it’s a really good unicycle but I have some queries about the Koxx One company.
Has anyone else who has bought a Koxx One unicycle brand new noticed any problems?
So I open the box and check it all over… Everything is there:
Firstly, I noticed the tyre was on backwards, this took me ages to fix because the tyre was so damn tight on the rim.
After fixing that I built it all and pumped up the tyre to about 35psi and something was wrong again. 2) The tyre doesn’t fit in the frame. At 35psi the tread was stuck tight against the frame. I let some air out and it was still rubbing terribly but now ridable. I kept it like this for months until the tyre is worn out enough that it doesn’t rub.
I soon noticed that the tyre deflates ever so slowly when in use. I had to change the inner tube. (this took ages again due to the tight tyre)
The tire did hit the frame too when I bought my K-1 uni a few years ago. Mine came with some rubber shims to put between the bearings and the frame. The tire, not a big problem, I didn’t had this, but you can ride the tire backwards, it’s not going to change much. As for the slow flat, it’s probably when you turned your tire around the first time.
I loved my K-1 for the first ~10 months, then it started to break… bent cranks, bent pedals, broken frame, stripped seatclamp. I changed the broken parts for KH parts, now I really love my uni
The only problem I see in this is the tire rubbing the frame.
Trials tire are hard to put on and off a rim, so it’s normal you’re having a hard time if you’re not good at putting on or removing tires. As for you tube you may have a slow flat, their tube was probably intact when they shipped the unicycle to you… you might have pinched the tube putting the tire back on.
And last thing, if your tube problem has only been showing up recently, I wouldn’t call that a problem either… 2 years is a good life lenght for a tube, in my opinion.
YES! I have a black Domina II and the tire rubs! I filed down the bottom of the frame a little. The uni is still rideable though. As the tire wears down it will be less of problem.
You can hear the rubbing in this vid:
The Alien Backflip frames are basically the same as the Black Dominas, but the Aliens generally have more clearance. I’ve heard some people say there’s an annoyingly large amount of clearance, while others say it’s just right. It must have something to do with the manufacturing.
Otherwise I’ve not had any problems, and I don’t think it matters much if your tire is on backwards. I heard the try all tread pattern is supposed to funnel away mud, so unless your riding in wet terrain, I don’t think it really matters.
The tire rub sounds like an issue with wheel build, and not manufacturing (You can easily fix the true and round). My black domina II has very little clearance, but it is true, no issues with tire rub. I like the low clearance.
The largest the gap gets b/t the frame and tire is no more than 2mm of clearance (this is even after filing the bottom), so the part that rubs is a miniscule irregularity that I doubt truing could help because it probably has more to do with the tire/inner tube. As I said before, K-1’s frame clearance is inconsistent. You got lucky with a good frame, and I probably should have returned mine but I’m too impatient and didn’t want to send it back.
Am I right in saying that for a trails tyre, the try-all is quite narrow, and the creepy crawler and MEC are a lot wider. If that is the case, surely many koxx riders will have problems fitting a CC or MEC?
I got my K1 White Widow also a bit over a year ago now (feb before last) and I haven’t had any issues with it.
The clearance is minimal under the frame but not close enough to be rubbing (got about 5mm maybe slightly more)
Only thing I don’t like is having a cromo frame - I have been touching up parts so they don’t rust (not too fussed about the scratches though) and becuase it’s chromo and therefore thin walled, I have recently dented it hitting something (probably a metal tube at the top of a skatepark ramp).
Mine was £210 from firetoys and I think the orange bud was about £250 at the time but I didn’t want a solid rim and I didn’t have enough money for it either