hey! im about the same size but weigh less and want to do similar things. I have a cheapie one to learn on first til i know more what i will need.
hows that nimbus trials different from this one, Nimbus street? looks like the frame can be cut and the fork seems to be flatter/better for flat. i will probably get one of the nimbus unis after i smash this one.
You want the Nimbus Trials. If you’re planning to do any flip tricks at all, you can forget about the Nimbus Street. Flip tricks are notorious for snapping/bending posts, and a 22.2 seatpost will get destroyed.
A trick is a “flip trick” when spinning the cranks is involved.
I cannot do crankflips. But, from what I’ve observed, weight is not the issue involved with breaking posts. It seems that the upward force exerted on the handle snaps the post where the seat screws on. This has more to do with strength than weight. I could be entirely wrong about this part though, so don’t take my word for it.
thanx! i guess its good i have a cheapie to learn on as i dont know yet what ill be able to do or enjoy most. good thing they r out of stock on trials too. my dr. hasnt given me the ok to ride yet from a broken arm so i have time. if i cant flip it, ill do the street. if i suck at trials and like standup tricks more, ill get street. otherwise ill get the trials it seems and extra pair of pants.
My one friend found it nearly impossible to learn on a KH with 137mm cranks.
I would get the 125mms for now, and when you break them you can decide what length you want(whether you want more control for trials or like the increased roll speed and smoother rotation of the 125s for street/flat, or like some people maybe more leverage for flips).
137s are really overkill until you start doing fairly technical trials type things.
You may also want to consider getting a cheaper learners uni until you get the basic skills down.
I’ve ridden a similar frame(profile pic) and I hit my legs on it a lot and got my pants caught in it once or twice. I do however think the Nimbus frame has a slimmer profile so it might not be the same.