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We are proud to announce the release of a major new update to the KH range of products.
Kris has introduced a new hub and brake format for the 2023 season. Gone is the Spirit (and moment) cranks with their external disc and ISIS interface. In comes a splined interface with a more traditional internal disc brake with the range name of "Boundary".
Boundary cranks are the latest offering from Kris Holm to enable the highest possible strength to weight ratio and pedal performance in a unicycle hub.
Boundary cranks are constructed from tough, stiff 7050 alloy for all types of riding, Boundary Cranks use the Q-Axle micro-spline standard for maximum strength and stiffness. The Q-axle micro spine is parallel (not tapered) and secures with pinch-bolts on the crank. This makes it easy to install and remove, without the wear and tear of a tapered spline interface. Boundary cranks are angled outwards by 8 mm (Q-factor), which maintains a slim profile with just enough clearance to avoid bruised ankle bones. For geared, KH/Schlumpf hub riders, the crank shape is configured to enable easy shifting and avoid accidental shifts. The Boundary crank comes with two pedal hole options to suit different riding conditions and rider preferences. Compatible with Q-Axle hubs including the Kris Holm Boundary hub.
Available lengths: 110/127 mm (373 g), 117/137 mm (414 g), 127/150 mm (444 g)
The Boundary hub uses the Q-Axle micro spine, which has a larger (24mm) diameter compared to the ISIS-typical 22mm, enabling high strength at 33% lower weight than the KH Spirit hub. Cranks are fixed by tightening two bolts on the crank, which makes them easy to install and remove without wear-and-tear on the splines. Available in disc-mount and standard models, with a 42 mm bearing and 100-mm bearing-bearing spacing.
This update has been long awaited and other than the new hub and cranks, the new range will be familiar to everyone with it's emphasis on quality and riding experience. The only other things of note is that the unicycles come fitted with 203 rotors as standard and that the 36" in mainland Europe will be supplied with the King George tyre and a QuAx rim rather than the Dominator 2.
The newest generation of the Schlumpf hub is now in stock.
This is the latest generation of the renowned Kris Holm Schlumpf hub.
The Schlumpf hub has two gear-ratios: Direct Drive 1:1 and Overdrive 1:1.5. This means a 29" will run like a 44" and a 36" like a 54"! So you can can go much faster than ever but without loosing any climbing torque or maneuverability.
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This newer model has be designed to be used in conjunction with the latest Kris Holm frames (older frames are compatible) and is fully disc brake compatible.
The Discovery Science Channel - Crew from "How It's Made" visited the workshop to make a film about how the hubs are made. See below
Where it all started for Kris...
At four years old, Kris Holm, took up the violin. Over the years he became good at it, and while he trained in the classical mode, he picked up fiddling along the way. Learning the violin, he says, became something of a metaphor for the rest of his life, and his teacher, the late Frona Colquhoun, became his first and most influential mentor..
“Because I was doing it at such a young age,” he says, “she taught me that I could learn something that seems impossible at first glance.”
At some point, however, he must have decided that the violin wasn’t going to pay the rent, so he looked to other activities. One day, shortly before his twelfth birthday, he saw a man in downtown Victoria riding a unicycle, playing a violin. “That’s for me,” he thought, and asked for one for his birthday. And so it was that one of the world’s foremost unicycle athletes was born.
“Unicycling is a rare sport,” he says, “because initially it’s so difficult to do. Most sports, even the ones that are hard to do well, are easy to do badly. Anyone can get up on a skateboard, for example, and teeter precariously down the street. But even an athletic person can barely go a metre on a unicycle to start, and that stops a lot of people from trying.”
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A great pair of pedals for under £10!
The Kris Holm pedal is made from tough, light and translucent polycarbonate. These come with replaceable blue traction pins. As a result, these plastic pedals have as much grip in the wet as any metal pedal, making them usable all year round.
What some of our customers said about these Pedals
I love DMR V12s but they can do serious damage to your shins & calves - and other family members just walking past your muni parked up at home. These are grippy enough for off road, very light, strong & they look great - very similar shape & feel to V12s but at less than half the price. On the road I find them easier to shift my foot position due to the smooth studs which give greater overall control. I love them and I ordered a second pair.
I've reviewed these before, I aid I'd buy them for my other unis and I have now done so. Light, smart (I like the blue spindle) and very grippy. I have them on my 36, 29, 28 and 24. Good on and off road.
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For those of you who have been waiting the KH27.5" Mountain Unicycle is now back in stock.
There are many more Kris Holm items back in stock, check out all the Kris Holm items we have here.
The Qu-Ax 20" Profi Unicycle in chrome is now back in stock, along with many other Qu-Ax items which you can see here.
We also now have Foss Repair patches back in stock, Buy here.
These are necessary for anyone using a Foss Inner tube in their Unicycle.
Why not check out our New Products page for all that is new on the Unicycle.uk.com Website.
The Fusion One saddle features a slim mid-section, foam cutaway, and flatter profile that places your weight back on your sit bones (“ischial tuberosities”).
While it takes some getting used to, this reduces the chafing and loss of blood circulation that can occur with traditionally curved unicycle saddles. The Fusion one has a stiff base and is now compatible with Kris Holm Reinforcement plate. Read more about the new saddle on Kris's Blog here
This year's winners are Anne-Sophie Rodet (Canada) and Kelli Carley (USA), An’So and Kelli proposed a self-supported technical muni traverse in the Alps from the Chartreuse Range in France to Zermatt, Switzerland, via Chamonix-Mont Blanc. The proposed trip includes the famous Haute Route ski traverse and will cover about 500km and 25,000m of elevation gain, much of it singletrack in the high alpine. To read more about the winners you can continue to read on the Kris Holm Blog