Bike Check: Greg Williamson's Full Carbon Unno Ever - Lošinj DH World Cup 2018

Apr 19, 2018
by Alex Evans  


Coming off one of his best seasons to date, Scottish rider Greg Williamson has matured from lanky-legged junior to a full-on top-20 World Cup contender on any weekend. Scoring his best 2017 result at Val di Sole (12th place), we're sure that Greg is as hungry as ever. For 2018, Greg is riding for boutique Spanish brand, UNNO, the brainchild of ex-World Cup racer and mountain bike legend Cesar Rojo. Greg has made the move from Cube to ride for the Spanish brand and if his previous year's racing performances are anything to go by, we're sure you'll be seeing a lot of more Greg in 2018 and beyond.

Greg Williamson's UNNO Ever is a thing of beauty. The entirely carbon fibre frame is enough to make even the carbon-sceptical people go weak at the knees. Although the Ever only comes in one size, it sounds like Greg lucked out and is already comfortable with Cesar Rojo's DH creation without needing to adjust stem lengths or offset headsets. Greg's mainly been playing around with bar heights and fork crowns to help tailor the bike's feel to his needs. Greg has been seriously impressed with a Formula's Nero fork and thinks that we'll be seeing a lot more people running the three-chamber air fork in the future.
Greg Williamson
Rider Name: Greg Williamson
Age: 25
Hometown: Inverness, Scotland
Height: 6ft, 182.8cm
Weight: 176lb, 80kg
Instagram: @gregwilliamson1

Greg's running the standard alloy version of the popular Renthal Fat Bar because he likes the feel of the thinner-clamped bars rather than the 35mm bar. He isn't running any inserts in his wheels for puncture prevention, and he's been running a standard tubeless tyre and rim setup without issue. That's his plan going forward over the race weekend but he will be adjusting tyre pressures to get the most amount of grip he can.

Greg Williamson UNNO
At World Cup number one in Losinj, Greg has chosen to bolt on an Ohlins TTX 22 shock to his Ever. But, UNNO intentionally chose to forego a shock sponsor and Greg thinks he'll probably run different shocks on different tracks. Greg says he prefers air shocks for jumpier tracks and coil shocks for rough tracks like Fort William and Mont-Sainte-Anne.

Greg Williamson UNNO
Model Name Details
Frame: UNNO Ever
Shock: Ohlins TTX 22 - compression and rebound 'set to feel'.
Fork: Formula Nero R - compression and rebound 'set to feel'.
Wheels: Prototype Crankbrothers SR56
Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF
Drivetrain: SRAM XO DH mech / 7-sp cassette / e*thirteen cranks,
Brakes: Formula Cura 4
Cockpit: Renthal Fatbar aluminium 780mm wide, 30mm rise / Renthal Inegra stem 50mm long, 10mm rise.
Size: One Size.
Weight: 33lbs / 14.96kg (unverified)
More info: UNNO

bigquotesOne thing I love so much about this bike is that I don't have to do much [to get it setup] at all! I felt comfortable from the get-go which was good.Greg Williamson

Greg Williamson UNNO
Greg Williamson UNNO
Greg likes his suspension set up to be very supple at the start of the stroke for lots of traction and grip on small bumps, and then with as much ramp up as possible without compromising comfort. Greg's fork pressures vary for each track, which is lucky because the Formula Nero R fork has adjustability.

Greg Williamson UNNO
With his setup in general, Greg knows what he wants and likes to keep it within certain limits so that it doesn't get too extreme one way or another. He used to be fussy, but now he's understanding why and the way his bike is set up he's more comfortable with how it rides. Last week he rode a similar track so isn't looking to change much.

Greg Williamson UNNO
Greg Williamson UNNO
The Crankbrothers wheels are a prototype full-carbon affair and Greg loves them! They're currently unbroken after loads of testing and that's a really big advantage - Greg's certain he doesn't want wheels to be cracking or breaking during race runs. He also commented that they're fast rolling, which could mean they're very light.

Greg Williamson UNNO
Although Greg isn't fussy about weight, the lighter his bike can be, the better and he says that if it's light it'll accelerate quicker, but heavy bikes can maintain their speed better. The UNNO is approx. 33lbs with some slightly different parts to the ones pictured.

Greg Williamson UNNO
A mix of SRAM and e.thirteen keep Greg pedalling to the finish line.

Greg Williamson UNNO
Greg Williamson UNNO
Greg changes his stack height and bar height according to each track. He says that you know when you walk the track what to expect so you can make the relevant adjustments. If you go from Leogang to Vallnord, then the setup is going to change.

Greg Williamson UNNO
Greg says the Formula Cura 4 brakes and seriously powerful – you could put them on a motorbike!

Greg Williamson UNNO

Greg Williamson UNNO
Greg Williamson UNNO
Protoype wheels from Crankbrothers and Formula 4-piston brakes.

Greg Williamson UNNO
e.thirteen cranks and Crankbrothers pedals


MENTIONS: @rideunno



71 Comments

  • 87 4
 I dUNNO if this will Ever win?
  • 49 0
 yoUNNO you want one
  • 16 3
 Ohlins all, the bike seems to be having a winning formula. Curious.
  • 1 1
 I hope this name wasn't from the winner of a contest.
  • 65 9
 Please no...aero downhill bikes. Just what specialized needed to hear. Next big thing enduaero...
  • 30 3
 Aerduro, dude. It's ok, we all try too hard from time to time.
  • 8 0
 Ermerger! Errdrrr!
  • 13 0
 Specialized Venge + Demo =
Specialized Venmo?
  • 2 1
 DH specific seat post.
  • 4 1
 @shredPA: Vendemo stupid! Wink
  • 1 0
 Good looking bike, indeed other than the triathlon style seat-post.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: which is partly in spanish ComeDemo heheh.
Speechless this bike its beautiful.
  • 37 3
 This is a seriously gorgeous bike and at 33 lb. WTH! This is Enduro-bike weight! In my old times, DH bikes weighed 45-50 lb...
  • 5 2
 So how does this weigh only 3 pounds more than my carbon enduro bike with carbon wheels, carbon cranks, carbon bars, and air suspension at both ends???
  • 5 0
 I still ride a 45lb beast and love it. It stays planted when I need it to thats for sure. Its wierd switching over to my 28lb trail bike.
  • 7 0
 fairly certain it is lighter than my enduro bike haha
  • 1 0
 @hamncheez: my xx1 Carbon Bike with carbon wheels weighs more than 33 lbs :/ cushcore, real tires, edc tool, tube and co2...
  • 1 0
 Lighter than my trail bike
  • 3 1
 @hamncheez: Because by comparison the raw carbon your bike is made with is junk. This is pretty much the only bike made with high spec UHM carbon sheet.

Imagine what the AM and trail Unno's weigh...
  • 17 0
 @alexcgevans: Cesar's name is CESAR, not Caesar, Ceasar, Cesarea, etc. CESAR.
  • 7 0
 Typos galore. Still trying to find Inerverness, Scotland on Google maps...
  • 2 2
 @MTBrent: "Greg says the Formula Cura 4 brakes and seriously powerful – you could put them on a motorbike!"
  • 3 0
 @MTBrent: northern tip of Great Britain. In fairness.
  • 6 0
 Those Crank brothers wheels like suspiciously like Bouwmeister wheels. Bike looks awesome and I’ll be making sure to follow this team throughout the World Cup season. Good luck Team Unno.
  • 3 0
 Thats because the bought that company and all their assets. This includes patents ans designs.
  • 6 0
 'The Crankbrothers wheels are a prototype full-carbon affair and Greg loves them! They're currently unbroken after loads of testing and that's a really big advantage' - Functional wheels a big advantage, no shit!
  • 3 0
 If he had broken lots of wheels during testing, he would still be on a new - and functional - pair for the race, but he would probably not consider his wheels to be an advantage...
  • 8 2
 "Crankbrokers" is a surprisingly accurate typo...
  • 1 5
flag gcrider (Apr 19, 2018 at 9:25) (Below Threshold)
 He typoed the typo
should read
"Crapbrokers'
The rims are probably great and his earlier versions got great reviews
CB will f it upsomehow. .like crap spokes ,hubs or both
  • 3 0
 Bike looks great, but Unno's "one size fits all" sounds dubious to me. I read more like "we won't sell anough of these to justify making sizes, so we made what seems to fit the average rider".
  • 1 0
 Well, if you know anything about the brand, you also know they have developed this bike for about four years and just got this one out. More sizes to come, they won't just stretch the mold, slap some moar carbon in there and hope it works..
  • 1 0
 @hirvi: On one of the first pinkbike presentations of the brand they made it sound like it was indeed a one size fits all concept. I could be wrong as this was some time ago...
  • 5 0
 Why did they cover the nice carbon layup with black foil? Frown
  • 5 0
 Why u no show left side with linkage?
  • 2 1
 J'adore ton pseudo ! Smile
  • 2 0
 @cool3: héhé moi aussi !
  • 4 0
 Unno ever or being homeless for half the year? This is a question I shouldn't be asking myself...
  • 1 0
 A proof-of-concept bike or bike part is how we have what we ride today. I do feel taken back a little by some of the choices on his rig, but I am really interested in how it performs after these runs.
  • 3 0
 Was this article written by a 10 year old?
  • 3 1
 when i look down after this articel something has changed...
  • 2 0
 looks like a 40mm seatpost diameter?
  • 1 0
 Formula forks going to get some serious exposure this season. Should run a Storia shock though
  • 2 1
 Total carbon? Why so much aluminum and steel components?
  • 2 0
 looks like a spaceship
  • 3 2
 the bike I pedal uphill is heavier than this -_-
  • 1 0
 The suspension setup looks like from a 2004 Spez enduro :O
  • 1 0
 Carbon carbon carbon carbon......aluminium bars!
  • 2 1
 downhillaeroious
  • 1 0
 Downhill assualt weapon.
  • 2 2
 So gorgeous! It would look amazing with the new Boxxer WC!
  • 1 3
 What is that thing ? Honda days are over since Greg and Brendan split long time ago . I thought we were still talking bikes here . #NasaWontWinMe
  • 1 1
 The 1st race is gonna Unno make it or Unno break it! Goodluck!
  • 1 0
 That thing is hot.
  • 1 0
 Uno Unno bike
  • 1 0
 looks like a demo
  • 1 0
 first Stealth Bike
  • 1 0
 awesome bike!
  • 1 0
 Holy crap Drool
  • 3 3
 Aero sestpost ftw
  • 4 4
 at least it doesnt look bad
  • 2 3
 except those wheels.. If its CB, itll break
  • 1 2
 Looks like a demo, so much!
  • 2 4
 Finally, a Demo that have the shock mounted symmetrical
  • 1 2
 so much want
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