20" are that slow but i guess if your only doing 1mile it should suffice.
For trails thou i find a 20" that slow and not fun compared to my KH 24 so i guess it all depends on what you want to do more.
Trials or Trails
PS. you can still do some tricks on a 24 its just harder to learn
Since you are in such an urban environment, I would go for a KH20". Tricks are learned much faster on 20".
If you want a fast commuter, this will SUCK for learning tricks, doing trials etc. You could always get a 24/26" cheap and stick a narrow tire and short cranks.
A 20" is faster than walking by quite a bit. Go for the KH20".
If I were to commute, I would use a bike and/or public transport.
Okay, thanks guys. If I can’t go for a KH20, I am guessing Nimbus or Quax? THanks
I will search around
I’d personally go KH --> Qu-Ax --> nimbus --> torker DX. This isn’t to say nimbus is bad but I know the abuse we’ve put our qu-ax through and its stood up to it all very very well. As for shoes I ride trials on $15 Velcro wal-mart shoes but after a few bad landings due to foot misplacement on the pedal I think I’ll be buying something with a bit more support soon.
wrong. sorry, but Email them to find the real price, it should be MUCH closer to $400 and have $7 shipping no matter what.
You have to e-mail them to get the good price.
Hey guys, this is an update.
I ordered my KH Trials uni from aebike and it should be getting here tomorrow or (most likely) Monday. I Just wanted to say thanks to all those who gave advice, you were a big help.
One last question: Maintenance
I want to keep my new uni as ‘new’ as possible for as long as possible. This thread Maintaining your Splines!!! is a big help and is now in my favorites. Any other suggestions? (or threads I missed)
Watch this video and be forever converted to trials.
You should also know how to maintain and rebuild wheels. It nice being able to do wheel work yourself on a ride, then having to pay $ + ride over.
Danni: Thanks for the link, and thats one of the coolest trials vids I’ve seen so far.
Got my KH Trials 20", and its awesome. Pictures don’t do the Creepy Crawler tire justice: It’s huge!! I love it!
btw I named my new uni ‘Uma’ hehe (Farscape watchers may catch the reference )
I’m so excited I exhausted myself just riding around the backyard!
How much did the uni cost from AE bike, that can be discussed, i don’t see why it isn’t.
Ended up being 375 + $20 shipping. Their normal is 415 now, but back when they were cheaper someone’s order got lost in the mail and was finally returned to them and they gave me the option to buy that one, which I did even though it’s got a few dings on the frame from being shipped all over the place.
I got pretty lucky and I do remember someone’s post about their order getting lost in the mail, so thanks to whoever that was.