EASY freemount for Newbies really works!

I don’t know about you, but I would class a 16 foot unicycle as pretty darn big… :wink:

I think you mean 16" and 20" and 28"

I need to try this mount on my bigger uni. But what type of crashes can I expect? I’m chicken on jumping up/forward on it lol.


You could try a roll-back mount.

I did try the roll back mount on the trials uni without success. I got the static one so I want to learn something similiar. Its been so long since I’ve mounted so I might need to relearn on the small uni again lol. I just enjoy the bigger uni A LOT more.

That sounds a lot like the method I use to freemount my 36’’. I learned it from one of Terry’s vids - I just watched it a few times and then tried it going downhill. Now I can get it about 2/3 of the time when I’m on a downhill slope, and 1/4 of the time on flat/uphill. It’s great for larger unicycles.

Videos showing Megan Rouch’s unicycle mount

Well, there are actual multiple vids of her explaining off-road unicycling on YouTube and in each of them you can get a glimpse of how she free mounts.

Here is one on how to mount a unicycle (skip to :45) →


And one on idling (skip to 1:00) →


Ah…that’s not really freemounting, but the mount in the second vid is. :sunglasses:

Did I say free mount… no. lol I chose that vid because it was one of the only ones where you could see her movements slower. It gives you the basic idea— just subtract the rail! :slight_smile:

thanks so much for this post. I had seen this video a few weeks ago, and tried this mount but kind of gave up on it. After reading your post I decided to try it again with your tips and nailed it in less than 10 minutes. I agree that this way of freemounting needs to be promoted more, someone should do a YouTube on the technique!

This how I learned to freemount as well, and I second the recommendation.

Once you get the hang of freemounting with a hand on the tire, it’s very easy to learn to do it without using your hand.

Grabbing the tire really helped me when I first learned the 36".

I soon stopped needing it but then noticed my 13 yr old intuitively grabbed the tire when he first tried the 36".

This is my first post. I bought a 20" Nimbus 6 weeks ago and have spent, as of today, 20 hours on it. I’m able to turn circles and my furthest ride has been 487’. I also picked up a used KH 24" Muni last weekend from someone on this board. I got tired of mounting my uni off a curb, riding for a distance, then walking it back to the curb so today I tried the wheel grab. It worked on the second try and after about 30 attempts, I’m fairly consistent. I pulled out the 24" and got it on the second try! Talk about freedom now. Thank you for the advice, David.

Yeeesss !!!

I feel good, ta da dadadadada…

I got a 24" muni a few monthes ago but for some good reasons, left it taking the dust in my garage…

Last weeks, I had some free time and tried it again and again and again and again… After let say 10 hours, I could ride almost consistently 15 meters. I must say that in was in a grass area :astonished: I then moved to the street and suddenly could do 40m then 80m and now often go over 110m :slight_smile:

I know 100m is not yet so far but I’m so happy already.

Living in a small village (Belgium - Libois), I had to walk about 100m every time to get a post to hold and mount mu uni :thinking: Being lazy, this got quickly frustrating so I decided to learn to free mount.

I first tried the standard way but never succeeded. I then saw your post and tried. It did not take me 40 attempts to succeed the first time.

Ooooohhhh YES !!! I was feeling like if I was flying !

Thanks thanks thanks for your post !!! Thanks to Nomadic for posting the videos !

This mount seems helpful for beginners. Here is another source besides Youtube of Rouch’s videos who uses it:

I hope my effort to reuse an old thread rather than create a new one appeases the thread-nazis.

haha as long as we’re bumping threads for mounting tutorials might as well post mine here.

I have finally gotten free from the wall mount.

Finally I got away from the wall.

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Thanks to this thread I can freemount:


Beginner Freemount

Thanks to this thread I can freemount:


I got this one last night on my 24 but couldn’t pull it off on my 36er. soon I hope I figured that would take a little more work.