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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_f8W5ZvnDo]Bike vs Unicycle - "Two Against One" - YouTube[/ame]
 

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That's one bad ass unicycle! I have always been kinda afraid of riding a unicycle. But that one sorta makes me want to try it. And love the music in the vid thanks for sharing.
 

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That's one bad ass unicycle! I have always been kinda afraid of riding a unicycle. But that one sorta makes me want to try it. And love the music in the vid thanks for sharing.
Thanks, and yes, you should go for it! :thumbsup:
 

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Adding gears to a unicycle is interesting. Does it have a brake, also? I have seen some unicycles with mtn bike tires and a hand brake under the seat, made for riding off road.
 

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Adding gears to a unicycle is interesting. Does it have a brake, also? I have seen some unicycles with mtn bike tires and a hand brake under the seat, made for riding off road.
Florian Schlumpf invented the internal geared hub made exclusively for unicycles, and thus it is "fixed" when in both 1:1 and high gear, 1:1.5. Unicycles do not and cannot "coast", so a freewheel hub would be out of the question.

I use a magura hs33 rim brake on several of my unicycles. Recently, unicycles have started using disc brakes, and I have two uniycles with disc brakes as well. The brake lever is generally attached to a post under the saddle, but I also attach the brake to the front of my t-handle on the mountain unicycle seen in this video. Here's a new video I made doing some speed runs on my geared 26er:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLSfrJ4HSVE
 

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Thanks for the information. I have seen the Schlumpf Drives for bicycles, and I like them. There are some competing products also, (2 speed cranksets with planetary gears under a cover). I think the unicycle 2 speed product would be very interesting for making an unconventional 2 wheel bicycle. I saw a 36" wheeled flatbar road bike, on which the rider pedaled the back wheel directly as would a unicyclist. The wheels were almost touching, but there was no danger of toe overlap because of the wheel size and the pedal position.

I thought unicycles were uninteresting until I saw some videos of the off road style riders with knobby tires, riding down rocky hills and on mountain bike trails. I don't want to buy one, but I think it's cool.

[ame]http://youtu.be/1uPznTbus3g[/ame] "Extreme unicycling"
 

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Yeah that's a classic clip from Kris Holm, my main sponsor, and one of the original pioneers of the sport of MUni (Mountain unicycling). He basically inspired me to get into off-road unicycling back in 2006, and I love it now more than ever!

Here's a compilation showing a variety of riding including 24", 26er, 29er and 36er, doing rocky technical, big drops, high speed riding, etc. Btw, how do you embed youtube videos?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foP23CONoHY
 

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I actually ran into a unicycler on a mountain bike trail last week, maybe it's catching on! atleast around here it was quite a sight (NC)
 
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