The DMs I’ve ridden were heavy. And there’s no quick release, which you may like
or you may not.
I don’t like standard platform pedals. I’ve got some DiamondBack CNC pedals now
that I like better. Cartridge bearings, the surface seems grippier, and the pins
don’t pop out the bottom doing pedal grabs (because they’re actually set screws
that go in from the top.) About $45 US.
You mention 26". Keep in mind that 26x3.0 is actually 28.5 inches outside
diameter. If you’re shooting for 26" actual, a 24x3.0 is 26.5"
o.d. so it might be more what you’re looking for. Tire height is also an issue
if you’re going to use a telescoping suspension post like the Rock Shox.
The shorter the tire, the less you have to shorten the post to make it
work. But definitely 3" wide is the way to go.
The hydraulic brakes I’ve test-ridden on the Vortex were not smooth. It might
have helped if the DoubleWide stickers were taken off the “rim surface”. But in
fact, the Sun DoubleWide is not intended to be used with rim brakes, and
therefore does not have a CNC’d rim surface. So don’t expect anything close to
silky smooth with that. The equivalent of a Sun DoubleWide with a CNC’d rim
surface is the Zum Eliminator, found at www.dhbike.com. Then there’s Scott
Bridgeman’s disc MUni, which is definitely silk. But disc MUnis aren’t in
production quite yet.
> Well, my trusty old miyata deluxe just doesn’t quite cut it anymore for
> mountain unicycling. I have to go WAY to easy on it to keep it intact. So its
> time for a strong new MUNI!
> So, I want to get a new Muni and price is less of a concern than strength,
> quailty, comfort and did I say strength? I’m been looking at the few best ones
> online from Hunter and DM. I like the DM 26" vortex being ready with a
> hydraulic brake and of course the 3" DH tire. However, I want to have a
> suspension seat post with the Wilder Cycle mount/brake attachment so i can
> have the suspension, brake and a miyata air seat.
> Those of you who own or have any specifics on these awesome muni’s please give
> me your opinions on them and what you think is the best thing to get. Anyone
> know how good the hub and cranks are on the DM vortex??
> Thanks for any input you guys have… Mike