The Nimbus Nightfox 36" is designed to allow almost anybody at any height the ability to ride a 36" unicycle. The legs of the frame telescope instead of using a traditional seat post. The top crown of the frame were designed to hold the a Shadow bar extension and saddle with out the height problems of the traditional seattube and seatpost. The taller rider can raise the frame up allowing space between the Nightrider tire and the Nightfox frame to incorporate riding gear in a unique place. A unicycle design like this allows many different riding choices from riding across the country to riding across town!
- Min (lowest adjustment) inseam with 138mm cranks is 27 1/2"
- Max (tallest adjustment) inseam with 138mm cranks is 34 1/2"
Saddle: Nimbus (black/green) with front lift handle
Seat post clamp: Braise-on single bolt x 2
Frame: Nimbus Nightfox 36" (Bright green) steel upper telescoping section with aluminum bottom legs, 42mm machined maincap bearing housings, with d-brake mount
Hub/axle: Nimbus wide (Disc) ISIS (black) 36H, aluminum splindle,127mm center bearing to center bearing Not pictured
Spokes: 14G. stainless black with silver nipples
Rim: Nimbus Stealth2, 36" (black) 36H, 42mm wide, aluminum doublewall, reinforced eyelets, ERD - 767mm
Rim strip: Rubber
Tube size: Nimbus/Foss light weight clear 36" x 2.25"
Tire: Nimbus Nightrider 36" x 2.25" multi surface
Crank arms:Nimbus Venture2 (black) 138mm, ISIS splined, aluminum
Pedals: Nimbus Venture black, reinforced plastic body with steel removable pins, backing plate for added durability and CrMo axle with 9/16 threads
Touring handle with seatclamp: Shadow 90* front bar with bar ends
Bearings: 22mm x 42mm
A game changer for the young ones
Posted by David Hood on Aug 30th 2014
The Nimbus Nightfox is a game changer for young children. The minimum inseam requirement is 70cm (27.5”) with 138mm crank arms but I went even shorter with a pair of 127/110mm Spirit cranks. My oldest daughter was tall enough for a Nightfox by her 11th birthday. Her 9 year old brother still too short but does have renewed vigor, seeing her take off, riding his 20” Club around the neighborhood counting the days until he can join us doing serious miles on our local rails-to-trails path.
The NIghtfox could (and one might argue should) be moved from the Commuter/Touring section to the Starter Series (Child Large) category in with the 20” unicycles because the smart move is to get your kids riding 36er as soon as they are tall enough for a Nightfox. Yes, a 20” is still useful for learning to mount and short bursts down the street or, like the mostly unrideable 16” that proceeded the 20”, for rocking back and forth in front of the TV.
My kids didn’t really “get it” until they tried a 36er that tracks straight without as much side to side wobble. And, once you get up to speed, the momentum of a wheel that big and heavy makes it less tiring to ride. Ask anyone who has just tried a 36er for the first time and they will tell you “It practically rides itself”. That is why so many of us first time Kris Holm/Schlumpf hub owners choose a 36er for our first geared unicycle. It is not until later, after you “get the concept” of shifting and geared riding that you might decide to lace your hub into a smaller wheel. The point is, a 36er is actually much easier to ride.
After they get used to a 36er, you can move them back down to the 20” and they will be able to ride it like never before. Now she has commandeered my 26” Oracle and it won’t be long before I finally have a Mountain Unicycle (MUni) riding partner.
Take it from a guy who knows. Get your kid a Nightfox. If you are unsure they will be able to master it, set it up for yourself to do some Coker MUni. I opted for the all-steel disc hub and outfitted it with a Vee Rubber “The Todd” tire. If I can ever get these kids off of it, I’m taking it to the woods.
Posted by Joe on Jun 5th 2014
At 5'6" I was a bit concerned I'd have to substantially cut a 36 down to ride. No cutting with the nightfox. I've had it for a week and I've put about 120 miles on it so far. Seems to go about 10mph consistently. The T-handle is super nice. I definitely recommend a d'brake and spirits for a brake setup. It's a lot of wheel to stop in a hurry without one.
Posted by UniGeezer on Jun 4th 2014
A totally new and innovative concept that makes it possible for shorter riders - even those under 5 feet tall - to now enjoy the world of 36er-ing! And as a rider nearly a foot taller that that, this awesome 36er is the ONE unicycle that comes closest to the adage, "one size fits all"!
Posted by Danny K on Jun 2nd 2014
Just got this bad boy and my first impression is...wow. This unicycle means serious business. The build is so unique and is like nothing I have seen in unicycles.
Let's talk about the ride experience: The ride is so smooth. It feels sturdy. The only complaint I have is that even when cranking on the bolt that clamps the handlebars, I found that the handlebars were still considerably loose until I went ahead and greased it. Other than that, I have only good things to say.
Conclusion: I am incredibly happy with my purchase and I hope I can enjoy this ride for years to come.
Posted by David on May 16th 2014
O I absolutely love it! I've logged just a little short of 300 miles so far on the 36er it's sweet and fits me absolutely perfect. I've added 110mm moments and they ride pretty perfect too. Overall the experience is great I couldn't have asked for a better touring unicycle!
Testing the new Nimbus Nightfox 36er with a new frame design. Footage includes Muni and cool trick at the end, plus a BAD fall with injury report! Almost got killed! Terry "UniGeezer" Peterson Not "2" Tired www.unigeezer.com
Nimbus Nightfo...Testing the new Nimbus Nightfox 36er with a new frame design. ...