What really makes Kris Holm better than Qu-Ax?
I’ve read on the forums people saying that kris holms are so much better. But I had a Qu-Ax and my friend had a Kris Holm. Here is the story:
So, I have a Qu-Ax 36er and my friend has a Kris Holm 36er. I told him to just get the QX, but he insisted that the KH would be much better. Anyway, to save money I just got the QX 36er. When we got them a while back, we compared them.
After we met up on both of are unicycles, the first thing he clearly wanted to do is say why the KH was better. But he had trouble thinking about it. The frames were almost exactly the same, except the bearing clamps, which are just welded on both of them. The KH one had a disk + v brake brake mount, but the QX only had V-Brake. Admittedly, the Qu-ax weight slightly more, but not that much that it will effect at all. I think it is just the tyre that made it feel more heavy. But, the tyre is £60. Not £260 more. The saddle was slightly different, but the handles were pretty much identical, the shape was different too. I prefered the QX one than the KH.
But we both couldn’t understand why it was worth all that extra money. The frames both pretty much looked like they were made in the same factory, just painted a different colour and a different logo.
We swapped, (we both had the same size cranks) and he admitted that he wish he saved his money and got the Qu-ax. I couldn’t think of an advantage of the Kris Holm at all. Infact, while riding I couldn’t see why it was worth double.
It is bit like MTB at the moment, cube is much cheaper but just as good a specialized. In this case Qu-ax is cube and kris holm is specialized.
In my opinion I’m glad I got the Qu-ax. After this, I don’t think I will bother getting a KH unicycle, unless they drop in price or there is a genuine reason why they are better.
I have had a Qu-Ax (ISIS) unicycle for years, and have had no problems with it.