Generally it’s when the stuff is ready, so timelines go out the window for the most part, but on occassion new product releases are in advance of an industry retailer show so the products can be shown off. Unicycling is so small that I’m not sure any of our new products create much of a stir
For a second I thought I saw 42" (forty-two inches). Now THAT would be interesting! I tried to get Coker interested in making one back when they were asking for suggestions for their second generation…
I’d like to see some skinnier rim and tire choices for road, even though I’m not a road rider, I think it would lead to lighter tires which would increase the number of folks riding a big wheel, then maybe we’d get more tire choices for off road…
I just finished a 32" frankentire built from Maxxis Advantage “silkworm” tires (Similar sidewall to an RR Evo), the finished tire including glue and stitching is ~600gm. So why does our lightest 36er road tire choice weigh three times as much?
More than just curious. I am now just in the position to buy one and the choice of color and upgrades *have diminished due to lack of inventory. * I am just trying to decide to purchase now or just wait to see if there are any changes in November.
+1. My first uni was a cheapy learner, my second a complete Nimbus muni as I didn’t really know any better in terms of spec. However I wouldn’t buy a complete brand-new off-the-shelf uni again now I know what I want. Looking at the specs of those you can buy there are immediately several things I’d want to change, and at least here in the UK it’s just as cheap to buy a kit of parts as to buy a complete uni. So if you’re competent as spannering it’s a lot more economic doing it that way than changing bits afterwards. Hence my completely custom 19er (every component is Nimbus apart from the pedals and spokes, but it’s nothing like anything they sell complete).
If US UDC inventory is out, look outside the US. I recently compared UK and Germany UDCs when I recently bought a 36" KH frame. From Germany the cost was less than US UDC. UK and Germany prices include a VAT tax ~15% that is discounted when shipping abroad. Germany had the best price.
Example of 36" frame conversion to us dollars before shipping cost.
UK 98pounds - 15% VAT===$132 dollars
GMY 109EUROS - 19% VAT===$114 dollars
US $165==============$165 dollars <<<< $$$$!
After conversion there is room for the extra shipping cost.