Nimbus Hatchet

89/100
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Facts

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Weight
13.5, 15.4, 15.9, 14 lbs
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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on this bike. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

15 reasons to buy

  • Riders reported incredible stability from the Maxxis Minion FBR 26x4.8 tire, with some saying this made it easier to regain balance and allowed for longer rides with less effort.
  • Experts complimented the aesthetics of the Hatchet, noting an edgy design and beautiful finish.
  • The fatness of the Hatchet’s tire proved perfect for traction and flotation across snow, sand and obstacles.
  • All components of this uni were regarded as high quality, with the Nimbus VCX Isis cranks receiving particular attention.
  • A doubled quick-release seat-collar makes for fast and secure seat-post removal and adjustment.
  • The Nimbus Dominator 80.2mm rim is equipped with 36 spokes for strength and is drilled to save weight.
  • For a number of owners, the Hatchet opened up more possibilities for unicycling, allowing them to ride trails and rough terrain.
  • This unicycle’s aluminum frame was portrayed as rigid and surprisingly lightweight. It integrates a disc tab into the frame.
  • The Hatchet's frame avoids the issue of knee-contact by providing ample clearance through a unique chevron shape.
  • A quick assembly time was recorded by buyers, who only had to install the saddle and brake mount.
  • Ride quality was reported to be amazing both on and off-road.
  • The Nimbus Stadium saddle impressed with ample cushioning and a prostate-friendly air-channel.
  • Clearance is a drawcard for the Hatchet, allowing for 26 x 5, 27.5” ,29” and even 32 x 2.125 tires.
  • Some found the Hatchet to be a capable climber.
  • The Hatchet arrives with a custom multitool and all other basic tools needed for assembly and tuning.

3 reasons not to buy

  • One reviewer felt that longer cranks, at 170mm, would be more efficient.
  • An owner reported that the bolt to fasten the brake handle was difficult to tighten and should be inverted.
  • One owner described the Hatchet as being a little too pricey.

Bottom line

Nimbus’ Hatchet is a unique development in unicycle design. If mountain-unicycles are now known as ‘municycles’, then this may be the cutting edge of fat-unicycles, or ‘funicycles’. With a kinked frame, knees don’t knock on the fork-legs. An obese tire clearance (up to 26x4.8), provides for a comfortable and stable ride and the ability to roll across snow, sand, rubble and roots. Versatility is offered by an allowance for wheels up to 32”. A Shimano hydraulic disc brake provides downhill control. To cut to the point, the Hatchet is not cheap – but groundbreaking design and high-quality rarely are.

Expert Reviews

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Unigeezer - (Terry Peterson)

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Liz Wilson

Nimbus Hatchet Review RP

Level 1 expert
Oleyb

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Level 1 expert
Unicikl_ru

Nimbus Hatchet Muni 26″ распаковка и сборка уницикла

Level 1 expert
Israel Gomez

Nimbus Hatchet Unboxing, Costa Rica

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User Ratings

99/100 based on 22 ratings
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Nimbus Hatchet
89
Average All Bikes
80
Average Nimbus Bike
88
Average Unicycle Bike
88