learning to freemount

I started learning to freemount today. I am using the kerb just now, but I will soon be just on the road.

I am hoping to have a new unicycle, I was thinking about a Nimbus II 24", but would quite like one with isis cranks. Does anyone know if they are going to using the isis cranks on them soon?




this Nimbus ISIS.

A scotish ridder! Welcome to the forums :slight_smile:

You can do it emma.

Some of these things come with time and practice.

Speaking as a fat git who’s been riding his Nimbus II with square tapered cranks for a while now, let me tell you that it’s going to take quite a bit of pounding to bend things out of shape.

Well, it has for me anyway.

Do youi do drops though? How fat are you?

The answers to your questions are A) High kerbs and steps and B) Fat enough, thenkew.

A) I’ll probs die on you if your start 80cm drops.
b) You don’t look particualy fat here:

I’m breathing in.

She is 4 ft 5 inches and very lightweight. (I am her Dad)

We saw the Nimbus 20" with isis cranks, and thought that the 24" would be coming out with isis cranks soon, and wondered if it would be worth the wait.

I know that the tapered cranks would be fine, the isis cranks look good though.


it has ISIS cranks

Oh yeah, sorry for the TreadJack

Not in the UK yet.



You can use municycle.com another way is to buy a clotter less uni and lace (or get LBS to do it) a KH hub into it.

I think the main advantage you’ll find with ISIS hubs is that there will be a bigger variety of cranks to suit it soon. For example, the dual-holed KH cranks are only available for ISIS hubs.

Obviously ISIS is stronger and better than square taper, but in realistic terms, I’m not sure this is going to be a huge advantage to someone just over 4 foot tall.

The word on the street, however, is that all Nimbus unicycles are moving to ISIS, so I guess it depends how desperate you are for a new uni.


I thought that would be the case, it could be a good idea to wait.


I am using a small bit of wood under the wheel, and I can freemount this way nearly every time now.

My Dad phoned Roger at unicycle.com and he is able to build up a Nimbus 24" with isis cranks.