My 36" Fixie, riding MTB Singletrack

The place for fixies and other rides without gears

My 36" Fixie, riding MTB Singletrack

Postby unplannedismounts » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:05 pm

Hiya All,

Here's my 36" fixie in action, riding rollercoaster MTB singletrack. Video footage shot 100% on GoPro HD, over several days in the forests around Castlemaine, Victoria Australia. Some screencaps from the video below. Toggle to HD for max joy.

I spent many years MTB'ing but too much abuse lead to back surgery about 5 year sago. Have been getting mojo going again on the uni, GREAT for lower back, core strength and lots of fun. Hoping to get back into MTB soon. Anyways, I had some good laughs making the video, hope you enjoy it too.

Thanks!



Carving a turn
Image

Tree hazards sitting high on the big wheel
Image

Cruising the bush
Image
Pete
http://unplannedismounts.com
Mountain Unicycling, Victoria Australia
User avatar
unplannedismounts
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:52 pm
Location: Central Victoria, Australia

by BNA » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:55 pm

BNA
 

Re: My 36" Fixie, riding MTB Singletrack

Postby brauluver » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:55 pm

You guys are truly Hardcore!
brauluver
 
Posts: 3646
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2008 10:23 pm
Location: Adelaide N/E

Re: My 36" Fixie, riding MTB Singletrack

Postby trailgumby » Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:30 pm

We have a guy on a muni (mountain unicycle) who laps manly dam in just over 51 minutes. That's only 7 minutes slower than my PB :shock:

Absolutely amazing. :D
User avatar
trailgumby
 
Posts: 10430
Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:30 pm
Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney

Re: My 36" Fixie, riding MTB Singletrack

Postby unplannedismounts » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:31 am

brauluver wrote:You guys are truly Hardcore!


uni's are hardcore fixies I guess, but riding them is just a lot of fun!
Pete
http://unplannedismounts.com
Mountain Unicycling, Victoria Australia
User avatar
unplannedismounts
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:52 pm
Location: Central Victoria, Australia

Re: My 36" Fixie, riding MTB Singletrack

Postby unplannedismounts » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:45 am

trailgumby wrote:We have a guy on a muni (mountain unicycle) who laps manly dam in just over 51 minutes. That's only 7 minutes slower than my PB :shock:


Yeah sometimes uni's can be surprisingly quick, but unlike a bike a lot depends on matching the uni wheel size and crank length to the terrain... which is partly why most people into uni have 3 or 4 size wheels on average (20-24-26-29-36) plus a range of crank lengths they are always fiddling around with (~100mm - 165mm).

What is great about the 36" wheel (and geared uni's) off road is that you can experience the good fun sensations of speed you get on a bike but all the time knowing you could be eating the dirt at any moment... so it's a unique sort of buzz I guess :lol:
Pete
http://unplannedismounts.com
Mountain Unicycling, Victoria Australia
User avatar
unplannedismounts
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:52 pm
Location: Central Victoria, Australia


Return to Fixed Gear/ Single Speed

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Ebay Ebay AU
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers