Ok, so two days ago I received much anticipated big package
with the new qu-ax 36er
The second picture is a close-up of the side of the rim for those
who are curious.
It rides really nice and smooth – indeed it’s a way different experience from riding smaller wheels: it’s awesome!
I ordered T7 handle with KH Freeride saddle as well. And both are great
additions. I enjoy even looking at this uni let alone riding it!
I can’t freemount the beast yet and I’m having hard time trying to do it
Especially when the back of the handle goes in the way and makes bruises on my thighs (anyone got any tips about it?)
That looks like a mighty fine beast you have there!
Just a couple of questions which aren’t obvious from the photos, but is it a splined hub on there? And is it the Radial TA tyre which they use?
Oh, and is the rim made in one piece (ie just one welded seam on it, or two) ?
As for freemounting… well, it’s just like learning to freemount any other unicycle really. Only bigger. I still struggle myself if it’s up hill, or if my legs are very tired, but it helps to start with the wheel slightly further back than normal, push it slightly forward as you jump up. I have several bruises on my inner thigh right now, but all of those are from dismounts, not from mounting.
I also bought a Nimbus 36er. I was learning to freemount by using a curb to stop the wheel from rolling back. And then I sprained my ankle at work so I am out of commisson for a while.Just keep practicing.
I’m still having problems with freemounting - I’m at about 30% success at the moment. I also some problems with bruising initially but you soon learn to mount in a manner that doesn’t hit the back of the handle.
I wish you as many happy miles on your big wheel as I have had on mine.