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Fitting brakes to Unicycles

You basically have two main options, Disc Brake or a Hydraulic rim brake (Magura)

For a rim Brake you will need a frame with Magura mounts welded to the frame (Alot of Muni frames already have these) they will look like this

MaguraTabsIf the frame has these mounts then all you need to do is get a Magura brake, some Magura clamps and a brake lever mount and you have everything you need. Here at Unicycle.com UK we have a Starter brake kit which contains all you need to get riding with a brake.

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For a Disc brake setup there are two paths you can take, Internal or external.

Internal

For this option you will need a Disc Hub* (such as the Nimbus Oracle Disc Hub), Nimbus D’brake (if your frame does not have a disc brake tab), Brake lever mount and a Disc brake.

*we offer a wheel building service

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External

For this option you will need a pair of disc compatible cranks (such as the Kris Holm Dual hole Spirit Cranks), Nimbus D’Brake (if your frame does not have a disc brake tab, a few washers may be required), Brake lever mount and a Disc brake.

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David Scott's Bamboo Unicycle Project

Our friend David Scott approached us a few months ago asking us to sponsor him, few emails back and forth we found out that he planned to create a Bamboo Unicycle frame. We happily accepted and David got to work. Here is what he created...

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Here is also a couple of great videos of David riding, and building his creation.



Latest Kris Holm products have arrived... Finally.

We have finally got stock of all the latest Kris Holm products. We've got the latest Kris Holm frames, which now has a one-piece forged fork crown and neck incorporates the best characteristics of both flat top and rounded designs, with a stable platform and rounded corners to avoid bashed knees.



We've also got in stock the new Spirit hubs! Which are now a one piece item with centre of the axle tapering slightly giving an hour-glass shape to reduce weight all while maintaining strength.


Check out all the other new Kris Holm products on our New Products page.

Unicycle.com trading at BJC

BJC

We will be trading at this years BJC. We can't take everything, so if you know you definitely want to buy a unicycle at the convention just let us know which one and we can make sure we have it there for you. Same goes for any spare parts you may be needing! (Let us know by Thursday 26th March)

The UDC Office will be open as usual so orders will still be going out while the convention is on.

The British Juggling Convention is a great event! See you all there if you are going.

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Deal of the Week - Nimbus 29" MUni

Save £60 on this Nimbus 29" MUni. This fantastic MUni now comes with a super strong aluminium rim in Black, ISIS hub, cranks and frame with machined bearing housings and Magura mounts. This is a strong lightweight, high quality MUni unicycle.

Offer ends Thursday!

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Unicycle Northwest

The Facebook group Unicycle Northwest is now in its third year with over 150 members all of which unicycle or are trying to learn! We have had many group rides throughout the year, averaging a couple a month. Here are a few of our high points.

1northwich parklands
In February Rob, Steve & Julian rode around Northwich Parklands -you can still get fantastic weather and have fun riding in the depths of winter.



2monsal
The Monsal Trail in Derbyshire is a fantastic ride through several long tunnels, well worth a ride.

3penniesThe Pennies in the Park unicycle race attracted only 5 entrants this year - quality rather than quantity!

4boltonskyride
The Skyride city rides are a great way to get out riding -we had a large contingent at the Bolton Skyride and a smaller group went to York in the Autumn

5NationalRR
The second national road race was held in Horwich this year, the start providing an exciting spectacle, won by Matt Morris

624event
The 24hour event run by JUST was special, meeting up with the unicycling community. Aaron Moran in the yellow top won the event completing 301km.

7ride the lights
Ride the lights is a highlight of the year, riding along the prom in Blackpool just after the August Bank Holiday. We had over 30 riders -lots more welcome next year...

We welcome active riders from the North West of England to joint our Facebook group - Unicycle Northwest, hope you can make some of our rides....
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