If you’ve never heard of the sport, extreme mountain unicycling usually takes place on specially designed unicycles, which are equipped with strong hubs, large, knobbly tires, high-grip pedals and rugged frames. Some are also equipped with rim or disc brakes, having the lever mounted under the nose of the saddle. Continue reading for a video showing why it’s one of the most dangerous sports.
According to Wendy Grzych, the president of the Unicycling Society of America: “It’s a whole subculture, and a different makeup than your church friends or work buddies. As you can imagine, there’s a lot of falling involved, but practitioners claim the sport is no more dangerous than mountain biking. We fall more often than mountain bikers, but we’re going slower so it’s not as bad.”