Why don’t people use disc brakes on unicycles?all i ever see is hydraulic rim.I know one reason is no manufacturer is making hubs that have the mountaing tabs and frames that have them too. I have hayes 8" hydros on my DH mountainbike and they are more powerful than any hydro rim brake…
I’d presonally like to see a disc brake unicycle hub, but I would imagine anything but custom versions will be a wee bit of a way off. You could try mounting a disc brake to a crank spider on a regular bike crank perhaps.
I have mounted a disk brake to my 04 KH. I have yet to post pics because I am waiting for it to be painted. It was alot of work and involved amongst other things making and welding on new stronger bearing caps. As soon as I get it painted or maybe before as I am getting impatient, I will post all the details. Oh, and by the way dinging my disc when falling off of skinnies is the least of my worries. That is of course assuming that I will ever be able to ride skinnies.
I’d like to run Avid Mechs on a mUni…but for a unicycle I would want a smaller rotor size/mount size then they currently make for bicycles. A 6" rotor is overkill on a uni, it would be cool though if they made a mUni specific (yea…keep dreaming) 3 inch rotor/mount. Nice and small, out of the way, harder to bend, large enough to have plenty of stopping power on one wheel, etc. etc.
Zod, I agree with you (3" rotor). But those things have to be made by a unicyclist first. No one is going to mass produce one for us. Don’t laugh, but I am actually running an 8" rotor on my KH24. The reason is spoke clearance. The closer you get to the hub the further out the spokes get. I had to go 8" inch in order to get suffecient clearance for the caliper ( Shimano Deore, dual piston full hydraulic ). I did not want to dish the wheel and lose strength. I do have some ideas on how to make a custom hub with a built in disc but they are just crazy ideas in my head right now and don’t fully make sense yet. I just sand blasted the frame so I might assemble it and post some pics soon as the powder coaters seem to be closing for the hollidays.