is the nimbus a good brand i was looking for a cheap model and i found this
Nimbus Red 20" Unicycle (UN2120)

Easier to mount than larger wheeled unicycles, the 20" Nimbus is a good way to try out unicycling.

Features and Information http://elitecycling.com/page.cfm?PageID=99&action=details&sku=UN2120#

Saddle - Nimbus Gel
Seatpost Clamp style - Quick Release
Frame Style - Flat top
Frame Construction - Chrome Steel
Bearing Housing - Machined 42mm
Bearing Size - 22 x 42 x 12
Rim Size - 20"
Rim Construction - Alloy, Double Walled, 48 hole
Tire: 20" x 1.95, 60 psi
Hub Type - ISIS Splined
Hub Construction - CRMO
Crank Arm Length - 114mm
Crank Arm Type - Alloy ISIS Splined
Pedal Type - Plastic Platform
Item Specifications
Color Red
Wheel Size 20"
Weight 11 lbs

Will the cranks strip on this and is this a fine all around model???

That price is about $30 cheaper than the same uni on UDC. I would make sure that it’s ISIS, but if it is then it’s a good deal. The item number didn’t change when they went to ISIS on this uni, and so they might be using the new description for the older square taper version. You might want to call them to be sure before you order it to confirm that it’s ISIS.

If it’s really ISIS then the cranks have splines which will make them better than if they didn’t. The good thing about it is that if you need stronger cranks later on you could get Nimbus Venture’s, or Kris Holm Moment’s. They will go right onto the nimbus ISIS hub.

All cranks will strip if you ride your unicycle with parts loose.

sory for asking what exactly is ISIS the bearing r what it says alloy isis splinned

Nimbus Venture’s or Kris Holm Moment’s cranks how much would those be on a tight budget

ya and also i was wondering if anyone knows of a discount unicycle website with over quanities r something

If this is ISIS, I think you have found probably the best price on a decent uni. If you find better prices, they will be for inferior uni’s. The next best bet in a cheaper model would be a Torker LX, and it would be a fairly big step down for only a little money saved. The LX has a less comfortable seat, and a square taper crankset. The seat mount on the LX is unique to that uni, and Miyata. If you decide at some point to get a more comfortable saddle you will also have to get a new seatpost. The Nimbus uses standard sizes, and mounts; therefore, you won’t have a hard time if you need to replace, or upgrade parts later.

ISIS is the interface where the crank attaches to the hub. The older standard is square taper, and is not up to the kind of abuse a uni crank can get. Venture’s and Moment’s are better cranks that will take quite a bit of abuse (moment’s are almost indestructable) and you can see them on Unicycle.com.

thanks good info based on what you just told me ill get it

It won’t fit a trials tire.

jtrops, hubs and ISIS aren’t everything. I looked at this uni and I think it’s priced at just about what it’s worth.

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I know very well that hubs and ISIS aren’t everything. I am very happy with square taper on my nightrider. I was trying to say that for a little more than the cost of an LX you could have a uni with a stronger hub, and a better seat. In my opinion the seat is probably the more important of the two, but the truth is that it’s not a lot more to pay for a nicer uni all around. You are probably right that this is what it’s worth, but the same uni is offered on UDC for a fair bit more, and I am under the impression that people buy them at that price. This last point makes it a pretty good deal, as long as shipping doesn’t kill the price.

This particular unicycle actually does cost $25 more on UDC…


In the past they have had much better unicycles for about that price. It’s disappointing to me that they no longer sell the Nimbus X.

Does anyone actually like the Nimbus II frame for freestyle?