So, I’m thinking about a trials uni, and am looking to go cheap but strong. It’s more for play than anything serious–I’m 200 lbs and 42, so you won’t see me doing any triple-crank-flip-1080-varials on it. I just want something to mess around with at the local skatepark and such, with drops no bigger than say a picnic table.
Other than weight differences in these three (which are negligible compared to the weight of me), it seems that the hub/crankset and rim are the things that distinguish them. The Hoppley has a 04 KH hub with 127 QuAx cranks and KH Freeride rim; the Nimbus has QuAx hub, rim, and 145 cranks. The DX I already know enough about.
So, given my needs, does anyone have any particular recommendation? Would I likely be perfectly happy with any of these? Is there one here that seems more likely to break than the others (other than the Torker frame)?
I’ve done plenty of searches and have followed threads like these, but haven’t seen the Hoppley and Nimbus compared head-to-head yet. And please no recommendations to buy the KH or Onza or some other uni–I want to keep the discussion to these 3. So, are the Nimbus and Hoppley that much better that they warrant an extra $100 or more?