[April Fools] Nimbus Unicycles Announces New, Slacker mUNI-X Enduro Model

Apr 1, 2021
by Alicia Leggett  

Nimbus Unicycles claims that their new mUNI-X Enduro unicycle retains all the best features of previous models, but with slacker geometry to better accommodate the rugged terrain and blazingly fast speeds of modern unicycle enduro racing.

The top-end 29er is an updated version of their successful mUNI model, building on 20 years of experience as the premier house brand of unicycle.com. This mountain unicycle comes ready to rally, with a strong aluminum rim, stainless steel black spokes with red nipples, and Nimbus branded pedals featuring a tough Chromoly axle and steel pins.

bigquotesNimbus is widely known as an innovative brand, so we want to make sure we don't ever let ourselves rest on our laurels. We make the most cutting-edge unicycles, and this geometry advancement is just another example of our unstoppable company spirit.Floyd Landis, Nimbus Marketing Director


TECH SPECS

Saddle: Nimbus (black) with front lift handle
Seatpost: 25.4mm x 200mm or 300mm aluminum, welded rectangular mounting bracket, 4 hole
Seat post clamp: Nimbus (black) double quick
Frame: Nimbus Hatchet 26" (gray) aluminum with 42mm machined maincap bearing housings, with IS disc brake mount
Hub/axle: Nimbus ISIS drive Disc (black) 36H, hardened CrMo splindle with steel flanges,125mm center bearing to center bearing
Spokes: 14G. stainless black (284mm in length for 3X) with red nipples
Rim: Nimbus Dominator+ 36H, 80.2mm wide, single skin with cutouts, ERD 538mm, designed for symmetric lace
Rim strip: Vinyl rim tape, black
Tube size: Nimbus 26" x 3.0 - 5.0", schrader
Tire: Maxxis Minion FBR 26 x 4.80 , 120 TPI
Crank arms: Nimbus VCX (gray) 170mm, ISIS splined
Pedals: Nimbus black plastic with steel pins and CrMo axle with 9/16" threads
Bearings: 22mm x 42mm x 12mm
Brake: Shimano Disc 30" line (black) 180mm rotor, mineral oil
Approx. cycle weight: 15.4 lbs.


GEOMETRY

While conventional unicycles come with a standard 90° main-tube angle, the mUNI-X uses a 78° main-tube angle to achieve what they say is ride stability that pushes the boundaries of what's possible on one wheel.

CUSTOMIZATION

The mUNI-X Enduro comes standard with a 300mm seatpost, but is available with a 200mm seatpost to accommodate shorter legs for an extra $25. Nimbus also offers a variety of crank styles and lengths, including a set of robust DH-specific cranks. The last customization option is the addition of a Giro Fixture MIPS helmet, which goes to show that Nimbus recognizes the enduro model's high-speed capability.


More information is available at unicycle.com.


44 Comments

  • 38 1
 It's not just slacker, it's lower and longer too!
  • 18 0
 My uni buds & I were just brainstorming some way to connect two uni's - some kinda futuristic rig that one person could still ride, but we just can't figure out how it would work...

But disappointed there are zero shock & shifter upgrades on this model, esp after a lonnnnnnng indoor 2020. Come engineers, wtf were you thinking...
  • 19 1
 OMFG WHY HAVE I NOT SEEN A DROPPER POST ON A UNI HAHAH
  • 17 0
 What's the wheelbase of this beast?
  • 1 0
 Approximately the base of its own trail? Lol I dunno
  • 10 0
 Depends on psi
  • 11 0
 But can it wheelie?
  • 6 0
 Short 0mm chainstays should be good for that
  • 1 0
 : All day long...
  • 9 0
 Wait, is that moto style brake routing or regular?
  • 1 0
 Don’t want to risk going over the bars
  • 8 0
 I'm waiting for the mullet version
  • 6 0
 Waiting for e-unicycles to be a thing
  • 5 0
 more uni content pls
  • 1 0
 This might be the next big thing in MTB customization! " but is available with a 200mm seatpost to accommodate shorter legs for an extra $25"
  • 3 0
 Good thing is that the seat tube angle is also adjustable
  • 4 0
 No dropper post? WTF
  • 3 0
 No water bottle mounts...hard pass.
  • 3 0
 Floyd Landis at it again!
  • 2 0
 The High pivot model could not be released as the prototype is lodged in the Suez somewhere.
  • 2 0
 Hey, you’re short? Oh well that is going to cost you extra lmao
  • 2 0
 Should be slacker... maybe 69 degrees?
  • 2 0
 Does the chainstay length depend on the frame size?
  • 2 0
 Trust fork suspension would work perfectly for this!
  • 3 0
 But...what is the reach?
  • 2 0
 Needs Continuously Variable Crank Length (CVCL) technology.
  • 2 0
 I think it needs a gearbox..
  • 2 0
 Where's the E-Uni article or are they saving it for next year?
  • 2 0
 Looks like a Trek Session
  • 2 0
 Not even using a reduced offset... So outdated..
  • 2 0
 Needs the VHS Silent Tires.
  • 2 0
 Floyd Landis and his team of lawyers will be in touch soon surely
  • 2 0
 To maximize power efficiency, it needs clipless pedals.
  • 1 0
 I guess shoes with heal size really matters for this rig. I guess stiletto's would work wonders!
  • 1 0
 Send it to Seth's Bike Hacks!
  • 1 0
 In the end it is a nice ad for Giro's good and affordable helmet
  • 1 0
 How was it not "EmUNI-X Enduro Model." eUnis are all the rage!
  • 1 0
 What's the wheelbase for this model?!
  • 2 0
 Dual crown compatible?
  • 1 0
 It’s not 29”, maybe not so enduro
  • 1 0
 Does it come in Rootbeer?
  • 1 0
 Does the top end model come with a Reverb or Transfer dropper post
  • 1 0
 Does it come with a knock block?
  • 1 0
 I LOL’d

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