Can anybody please tell me if the Yuni 20" trials with the Profile setup is any good. I’m strongly considering buying it, and it looks really good to me but I’ve noticed that nobody really talks about Yuni unicycles. You always hear about United and all these other brands but not about Yuni. Is there something wrong with Yuni, or are they just a new brand or something? Also, I’m wondering why the Yuni 20" trials with the Suzue hub is so much cheaper than the Pashley 20" trials and the Semcycle one. To me it seems to have better parts on it like the Monty cranks and the Alex DX-32 rim. Finally, if I’ve saved up enough money for the Yuni 20" with the Profile setup, should I get that one or settle with the Yuni 20" with the Suzue hub (I’m planning to work my way up to doing around 6’ drops).
I can’t speak directly to your question regarding the 20" Yuni but do now ride a 26" Yuni off road and the quality of the frame seems to be great. The more I ride the more I am convinced that it is all about the wheel (hub, cranks, rim and tire). The biggest concern, for me, in buying a frame is if the tire that I want to use will fit through the fork blades with enough room. I’ve bent wheels, ruined cranks but I’ve never broken a frame that was an end-cap bearing design.
> Can anybody please tell me if the Yuni 20" trials with the Profile setup
> is any good. I’m strongly considering buying it, and it looks really
> good to me but I’ve noticed that nobody really talks about Yuni
> unicycles. You always hear about United and all these other brands but
> not about Yuni. Is there something wrong with Yuni, or are they just a
> new brand or something? Also, I’m wondering why the Yuni 20" trials
> with the Suzue hub is so much cheaper than the Pashley 20" trials and
> the Semcycle one. To me it seems to have better parts on it like the
> Monty cranks and the Alex DX-32 rim. Finally, if I’ve saved up enough
> money for the Yuni 20" with the Profile setup, should I get that one or
> settle with the Yuni 20" with the Suzue hub (I’m planning to work my way
> up to doing around 6’ drops).
Ben Plotkin-Swing should reply to this post, he has tons of experience with
this setup, although I think he has a monty rim.
I only have experience with the “Yuni” frame on my MUni and it’s great!
If you have the money for the profile setup, buy it, you wont have another
crank/hub related problem again!
I just got a new muni (seperate parts that i put together) last weekend with a profile hub and a 24" yuni frame. So far ive had about 3 serious riding sessions and I am blown away! Ive done a couple 3-4’ drops without any problems but this was landing in dirt/leaves. When im goofing off with the one-footers, I appreciate the way the yuni crown tilts my foot in towards the seat… very secure. 2 of my friends that i ride with have had profile hubs forever and im sure you know that they are great. One of the boys had a lil trouble with his bearings, sent it back, and got a brand spankin new one with the warranty.
I would strongly recommend against the suzue hubs because of its cotterless design. I started out on a monty trials (20")with a united frame and suzue hub. I am now on my 5th set of cranks with that beast, although i dont ride it too much anymore. I just have not found a set of cotterless cranks that will put up with the abuse of high drops onto hard surfaces. (If anyone knows of decent cranks, please let me know). The monty tire(and rim), on the other hand, has withstood 2 years of torture flawlessly. The grips on the tire are completely worn smooth, that should give you an idea of use. No complaints with the united frame either, just that the rounded crown design makes things a little more difficult with the one-footers.
Sooooo.... go for the profile hub especially with the potential of "6' drops" on the horizon. It will be a much better investment. And so far, yuni rocks!
In my opinion, if you are doing anything that involves hops and drops I would recommend the Profile set-up. One of our club memebers, Ted, has tried everyting and teh only thing that works for this extreme lad is the Profile. I have the Yuni 26" with a 24" wheel w/ profile. Again, the frame seems to be awesome. The welds and finish seem great and the Yunis in general seem to be a real bargin.
You would recommend against the Suzue setup only because of the cranks? I was thinking of getting the suzue/monty wheelset and a yuni frame, and I am glad to hear all the postive feedback on the frame. However, the wheelset comes with lasco cranks, which I’ve heard break fairly easily. Would you still recommend against this setup if it had different (stronger) crank arms? Or is the hub no good also. Thanks!
The profile wheelset with the monty tire, that comes with cranks, hub, spokes, rim, rimtape, tube, tire. Then I also get a yuni 20’’ frame and a miyata seat with post, I have everything I need except petals? (I have a pair of nice platforms already) And this should all fit together nicely? I just wasn’t sure about the hub/frame/crank arrangements. Thanks!