Nimbus Nightrider Brakes, why the expensive kind?

Here’s how I did it with a linear pull.

Purchased these adapters from udc uk. The shipping was 3 pounds additional and it took about a week and a half to arrive.

Purchased a cheap linear brake from my LBS, with lever and necessary cabling. This ran me about 30-35 dollars.

Problems I ran into:
When I was setting everything up, I found that the calipers on the brake were too long, and this prevented the brake from tightening snugly on the adapters. So if you use this method, check with your bike shop and make sure everything looks snug with the adapter pieces before you purchase the brake. I had to exchange mine and we eventually found one that worked, but it was a pain in the butt. I was pretty frustrated that it wasn’t something that is standard on all brakes.

Additionally, the adapters I ordered did not fit on to the magura mount properly without me filing them down on the inside about .5mm on each side. I have a Nimbus Nightrider Pro, and I don’t know if this is an issue with maggie mounts on other unicycles.

I hope this helps you out, its a lot of work but much cheaper than getting a Magura. You just have to be willing to endure the work! But after all of this, it works really well. Saves my legs on the downhills and it doesn’t squeal.


PS I briefly discussed this issue a few months ago when I received it. Perhaps you’ll find other useful info in this thread.