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24" Nimbus 'Oracle' Muni



Another new product from Nimbus but unlike the others this has all of the UDC shops very excited.  A completely new unicycle released this April, the 24" Nimbus 'Oracle' Muni (26" version available too).  Yes a Muni that comes with a hydraulic disc brake fitted straight out of the box.



Plus Nimbus's new Aluminium round crown frame with their 2012 bearing housings. Which has been designed purposefully for unicycles with disc brakes, making it super rigid but super lightweight.



The disc brake is fitted with Nimbus's inboard system keeping your rotor and caliper tucked nicely inside the frame. This also means you can run any pair of ISIS cranks, your are not stuck with one pair of cranks.



Finally here is the unicycle specification just to give you some clues to the other features of the Oracle, are you all excited as we are?

Unicycle Specification:
Saddle: Nimbus Gel Unicycle Saddle - Black
Seatpost: Nimbus 'Aluminium' Seatpost 300mm - (25.4)
Seatpost Clamp: Nimbus 'Doublebolt' Seatpost Clamp - Orange
Frame: 24" Nimbus 'Oracle' Aluminium Unicycle Frame
Wheel-Size: 24"
Tyre: Duro Wildlife Leopard 24 x 3" Tyre
Rim: 24" Nimbus 'Dominator2' Rim - Orange
Spokes: 14G Stainless Steel with Brass Nipples
Hub: Nimbus 'Oracle' Disc ISIS Hub - 36 Hole, Polished/Black
Cranks: Nimbus 'Venture2' ISIS Cranks - 150mm
Pedals: Nimbus 'Studded' Plastic Pedals - Black
Brake: Bengal Helix 5 Hydraulic Disc Brake - White
Rotor:  180mm/7" Vented Rotor

 

Nimbus 'Flat' Saddle Review by Jason Auld



Nimbus are releasing the new Nimbus Flat saddle in April which is designed for Trials and Street rides.  Naturally every new product is tested extensively so who better to give this product a good testing and review, Jason Auld. If you don't know who Jason is, former UK Street Champion and the team manager of the UK's only Extreme Unicycle Display Team Voodoo Unicycles. Their head man was sent the first production version and here is what he said:



  After around 3 years of riding the sturdy, reliable, war horse that is the chunky KH street saddle, I decided it was time to go our separate ways and find a younger, slimmer model. After breaking the slim line KH Street saddle within 10 minutes of using it, it seemed that my old girl really was the only thing that could keep it together under the pressure, until Roger from Unicycle.com gave me a call and told me about the new Nimbus saddle and how he thought we'd be a match made in Heaven.

 When it arrived, I was immediately impressed by how light it was yet it still seemed incredibly firm. I also picked up on the handle, without the sinister hole that has claimed many a finger of many a rider. Once out riding, I found myself having to raise my seat height slightly as the saddle was so thin, it had taken about half an inch off my normal seat height. When performing tricks or hops pulling up on the handle, it's the perfect thickness to fit ones hand, allowing a comfortable yet uncompromising grip.



 One of the biggest points for me when using a new saddle is gripping it seat out when doing unispins. I must admit, my first impressions were not overwhelming but after a couple of weeks of getting to know each other better, the puzzle began to fit together. It seems to hit that middle ground, thin enough to get a good grip but thick enough to cushion your hands without slicing off a finger or two like a helicopter rotator blade when spinning. The material covering the seat is comparable to that on the standard KH seats, so it does allow for ideal purchase, even when your hands are clammy. Although I'm no expert, the seat feels comfortable for seat out side hops, providing plenty grip and easy hand positioning.

 The saddle feels more like a gel than foam inside and consequently it feels like one piece rather than multiple parts of a whole, which means it also lacks that horrific draw string cover that resembles someone's shoelaces. In my previous foam saddles, I have had trouble with gripping too hard and relieving the foam from the base. That feels extremely unlikely with this saddle, it couldn't be stiffer. The rigidity also gives me piece of mind that I'm not going to snap it in half like a soggy chocolate biscuit, the fate that most of my saddles meet.



 The shape is perfect and could probably give your girlfriend a run for her money. Often have I had to get used to a seat with an exaggerated incline, which feels more like sliding down a poorly lubricated lamppost, not here. The contours allow comfort when rolling up to an object, clearing a stair set, tricking or just plain riding. That being said, I'm sure like the majority of Street/Trials saddles out there, prolonged riding will eventually bring about discomfort.

 Convenience wise, the saddle is attached and detached with the use of an Allen key, a system I fine far superior to nuts and bolts, if not for the laziness of having to carry fewer tools, for the simplicity, which no doubt saves some weight for those obsessives who try to shave off every gram.



 If you're looking for a Street/Trials saddle, look no further than the new Nimbus. It's practical in almost every way and definitely rivals it's closest competitor in the Impact saddle. With a paint splattered design on the front, which is started to rub slightly but then again I have some powerful thighs, it looks far better than the previous mentioned, it's also cheaper, so why waste your money? Go Nimbus and it'll be a long loving relationship between you and your saddle.

Jason Auld | Voodoo Unicycles



 

You want an expensive Unicycle? You got it.

For a long time the 19" Nimbus 'Titanium Trials' Unicycle was the highest priced unicycle at £849.99, but now that’s been over taken by the 36" Triton 'Titanium' Unicycle at the tiny amount of £999.00.

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At that price you do get the best of the best bits. Starting at the top we have the Nimbus Shadow base and touring handle set with a 2010 Kris Holm Freeride saddle. Next is the Triton titanium frame with short neck weighing only 745g.

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The wheel has the last of the Nimbus StealthPro rims with Kris Holm 14g Black spokes and a 2010 Kris Holm 'Black Titanium' ISIS Hub.

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Then to finish off we have a pair of Kris Holm 'Twin-Hole' ISIS Cranks - 125/150mm with some Nimbus 'Studded' Plastic Pedals to save those extra couple of grams.

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All in all worth every penny of its nine hundred and ninety nine pound price tag.

Trials section gets an Inferno, an Envy and a Arctic.

Were happy to announce the arrival of some very nice looking, new trials unicycles for sale in the Trials section of the site.

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19" Nimbus 'Arctic' Trials Unicycle

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19" Nimbus 'Inferno' Trials Unicycle

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19" Nimbus 'Envy' Trials Unicycle

Nimbus Unicycles Website

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Unicycle.com is announcing the new Nimbus Unicycle website, www.nimbusunicycles.com. This is an informational website with a blog. The Nimbus Website has all of the current Nimbus products with detail photos and specifications.

A Facebook and Twitter are linked to the Nimbus Unicycles website enabling the customer to follow all activity on the blog easily. Each Unicycle.com around the world has a link from the Nimbus Unicycle site allowing the customer to find a Nimbus unicycle that they would like to purchase and quickly go to the desired country and purchase the product. All of the Unicycle.com's will be using the blog to share the events that are happening around the world.

Nimbus X.. Dont you mean Eclipse?

This is a very special looking Nimbus X we built up for a customer, we had very clear instructions "Pink and Black please" so, we binned the chrome frame and found one of the last Nimbus X frame in black we had removed the white tyre and replaced it with a Gusset Pimp tyre in pink.


We added a black aluminium seatpost and some pink flame stickers and it was finnished, what do you think ?


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