Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the this bike. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
15 reasons to buy
- Ride-quality on the Nightfox was regarded as smooth, solid and comfortable. Owners found it highly suitable for long-distance rides. An expert relayed the Nightfox’s tendency to ‘track straight’, with minimal side-to-side wobble.
- The adjustable fork on the Nightfox is a unique attribute that accomodates riders shorter than 5 foot and taller than 6 foot. It is probably the only 36 inch unicycle that children can ride. Reportedly, the adjustable tubes slide smoothly and fit the steel frame snugly. If larger wheel-sizes are released, the adjustable frame will accommodate them.
- Unicyclists found that, with the correct-length cranks, this was a fast rig. Especially for those new to 36”.
- A lot of owners dug the Nightfox’s neon green paintjob.
- The Shadow T-Handle provided endurance riders with added comfort on longer outings.
- With alloy parts and a lightweight tube, the Nightfox is a featherweight at 17 pounds.
- Some owners and experts used the Nightfox for endurance-riding, off-road trails and trials riding. It was judged as sturdy and durable, logging over 400 miles in a summer, for one expert.
- Some owners found that step-up free-mounting was easier than expected on the Nightfox.
- Owners reported that the Nimbus Gel seat was comfortable. One expert was impressed that there was no seat twist, due to the 4-bolt mounting system on the Nightfox.
- Pedals are Nimbus’ own-brand. They are studded plastic, offering grip but allowing enough movement to adjust position.
- The inner-tube is Foss brand; reducing weight while maintaining strength and also being recyclable.
- A Nimbus ‘Dominator’ double-walled 36” rim was tough and straight.
- The Nightrider 36”x2.25” tire was great for both road and gravel use. It’s width contributed to comfort.
- The large wheel size meant that the Nightfox tackled bumps easily and was less tiring to ride than smaller unicycles.
- Due to an innovative frame design and alternate saddle-mounting position, the new Nightfox eliminates the problem of unwanted leg contact.
2 reasons not to buy
- The saddle is mounted directly to the frame on the Nightfox. This means that it is not interchangeable with saddles that use a seatpost and tube.
- By one account, the standard 138mm length cranks were considered undersized for hills or faster riding.
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Nimbus Nightfox 36er Unicycle Ride & Review
My only concern was that there might be some unwanted twist or flex in the frame since, as a taller rider, I need to have the telescoping legs almost fully extended. But to my surprise it was solid and smooth and handled as well as any traditional 36er I’ve ever ridden.