The mountain unicycle
(also called a muni
) is a unicycle
that has either been constructed or modified for mountain unicycling
. Mountain unicycles typically use a 26" or 24" mountain bike
wheel, and may also have brakes and suspension to improve their off-road capabilities. Unlike their two-wheeled counterparts, mountain unicycles have only a single gear (that is, fixed wheel); riders vary their speed by changing their pedalling cadence. To go up steep inclines, riders often hop sideways up the hill. On descents, some riders freewheel their unicycle by using their feet as brakes on the tire, a technique known as gliding
Today there are hundreds of mountain unicyclists riding all kinds of terrain across the world.