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Mad4One Starter Race 26" (24" IUF) *Required step


Aluminum frame, 25.4 mm steel seat tube, 90 mm Tecno ISIS hub, 26 ”double chamber rim, 36 spokes, 24 mm width, Mad4One AGILE RACE 125 mm cranks.
Here is the ideal choice for training and first races with an excellent quality / price ratio.
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THE MAD4ONE RACE UNICYCLES

The MAD-RACE unicycles set the benchmark:
from the 100mt World Record to the World Winning IUF Slalom

Designed for high speed, the Mad4One MAD-Race ISIS unicycles have been optimized in every detail for maximum efficiency, control and performance. 2 years of development, improvements and testing in collaboration with the World Race Champions Niklas Wojtek, Noah Leber, Simon Rodler and Andreas Richter, to deliver the MAD-Race, a unicycle proven in all conditions and engineered to get you to the finish line first. If you want to ride faster, you need a MAD-Race. Whether you're racing or training, these unicycles let you hit any track with unmatched efficiency and reactivity.

Here you'll find all of our racing unicycles, from the "starter" configuration to the MAD-Race Evolution, the fastest racing unicycle in the world ridden by the most explosive riders on the circuit.

INTRODUCTION

OUR HISTORY IN RACE UNICYCLING STARTS IN 2011

First we studied how to interface hub and cranks, keeping the distance between these two elements as narrow as possible. Why? Because when you push on the pedals, you push both forward and laterally, from outside towards the center of the wheel. The wider the distance between pedal and pedal, the higher the dissipation of strength. This causes the unicycle to wave more and more as the rider starts moving. The ISIS interface requires cranks about 27mm thick. The square hub should have a similar width. This was our starting point. Taking this concept into consideration, we developed a Short-Pin interface, which is 7mm narrower than the solution mentioned above. In this way, the strength we put on the pedals will be mostly used to move our unicycle forward, reducing the waving. First we developed the 5-Pin interface. After various tests we decided to go for the 6-Short-Pin solution, which is the one mounted on the wheels used by Seisuke Kobayashi for the 2012’s World Records in Bressanone. This helped us understand that in order to keep high frequency in our pedaling (and therefore high speed!), we have to take care of two main points: stiffness and rim weight. So we developed the new frame, available in two lengths. We deliberately focused on stiffness rather than on lightness. Also the XXL seatpost and the 3Bold Clamp both ensure exceptional rigidity. Thanks to the short or the long Handle Saddle the rider can use both hands, keeping the elbows close to his hips. In this way, the rigidity of the “Unicycle-Pilot Assembly" skyrockets, offering faster, more stable riding. The 2018’s version features a rim that is 30mm thick (for greater rigidity) and 25mm wide (we have noticed, that in this way the tire has a wider and rounder shape and it is more stable when curving).

ALL MAD4ONE RACE UNICYCLES COMPLY WITH THE IUF 24" CLASS

A few words about the "24 Unicycle Class" according to the IUF Rulebook. The IUF Rulebook (read chapter 2B.2 of the “2019 Competitor Rules”) does not specify the size of the tire, it refers only to "the tire diameter range"  allowed, that is,  the diameter of the entire wheel including the tire. As regards the 24 Class it says that "....the diameter range must be more than 518mm - 618mm and the cranks must be at least 125mm long...".

The MAD-RACE 24” has a wheel-diameter, including the tire, of 606mm.

The MAD-RACE 26” has a wheel-diameter, including the tire, of 616mm.

Therefore all MAD-RACE unicycles (24" and 26" wheel) comply with the IUF 24" Class.

There may be some variations due to the tire pressure.

THE SECOND WHEEL, PERFECT FOR RAIN – IUF SLALOM – WHEEL WALK

Weather can change over the course of a race or a race weekend. Since track racing is an outdoor sport practiced in all seasons, you may encounter inclement weather. Be prepared. Rain, wind and cold temperatures can make the racing more fun and exciting, but it can also make everything more difficult.

The equipment of a high-level track racer consists of 2 wheels, a 26" and a 24".

In the best weather conditions (dry ground and clear weather) the 26" with its narrow and lightweight wheel, is more fluid and faster but more nervous.

The 24” MAD-Race is slightly slower but more stable and as soon as the conditions become a bit more difficult it increases its performance thanks to a safer driving. In fact, with wind and/or rain the 24” wheel achieves higher times and dominates the IUF slalom scene thanks to the features that make it unique: high grip and stability.

Make sure your equipment is up to you and your goals.

Engineered for high speed and technical slalom, designed to be efficient and stable, the Mad4One Race unicycles give you a competitive edge. Whether you’re racing or training these race unicycles do it all, and do it faster. Thanks to the materials chosen and the components meticulously developed and optimized for best-in-class performance, the MAD-RACEs are born to sprint, chase and make your attack. Efficiency meets total control in this wind-slicing MAD-RACE unicycles.

1 The traditional Saddle or the Handle Saddle

You can either choose the traditional Mad4One saddle or go for a very innovative option, the Handle Saddle, which offers excellent durability, lightness and stiffness. The Handle Saddle size M with silicon grip is very interesting for speed on track. At high speed, the Handle Saddle enable us to have great control on our unicycle.  Lateral oscillations are  minimize thanks to the strength we can exert on the Handle Saddle. The result is: higher speed and high level of safety and control, especially when cornering. Those who are used to ride with a traditional saddle will need a period of training to learn how to use the Handle Saddle at its best on track.

2 Unbreakable Seatpost

The Mad4One XXL seatpost is a concrete example of great stiffness and durability. Made from AL-6061-T6 aluminum alloy, forged in one piece and reinforced at the most stressed part, the MAD-XXL is the right choice for heavy duty use.  In the design of the Mad4One seatpost XXL and the 3B Double Clamp we've paid great attention to robustness, tightness and solidity. These two parts are the right combination for a formidable hold between seatpost and frame.

3 A Clamp of Utmost Tightness

Like the XXL seatpost, the one-piece CNC machined 3B double seatpost clamp is an innovative idea designed and produced by Mad4One. The 3B Double Clamp  provides a formidable grip that locks firmly the seat tube and frame together.

4 The Frame

The unicycle is the result of the choices made by the designer. There are many ways to design a mechanical detail, but only a few of them are the right ones. The weight: it’s for sure important, but if the resulting product is light and weak it's useless. The materials: better material always means longer life, as well as more stiffness and higher performance. The Mad4One aluminum frames are built with more performing aluminum alloys than the commonly used AL6061-T6, and the steel ones are made from Cr-Mo 4130 chromium-molybdenum steel, an alloy of steel that guarantees greater load resistance and better tensile strength compared to unalloyed steel. Compatibility: it means freedom for you to update and improve your unicycle as you desire.

5 The Wheel

Since 2007 we have acquired a high level of technical know-how in the design and manufacture of unicycles and unicycle parts, including wheel building. All our wheels, from 16-inch to 29-inch, that we mount on our unicycles or supply separately as parts, are made by us by hand in our warehouse in Italy. We use high quality components and each wheel is carefully checked before delivery. We build our wheels using 4 cross pattern.

6 The Cranks AGILE, optimized for Track Speed

2018 we bring the Mad4One AGILE to the market. They come out of the same aluminum mold of the MAD-Tecno cranks, therefore made of ERGAL AL7075, the aluminum alloy that offers the highest strength and stiffness. The Tecno are then beveled while the Agile are further milled with different CNC machining that optimize the weight without compromising the strength (they are -30% lighter than the MAD-Tecno). We tried to reduce as much as possible the Q-Factor and we succeeded. In fact, the AGILE are narrower than the ISIS-standards. Their Q-Factor (the distance between the outside of one crank arm to the outside of the other crank arm measured at the points of the threaded portion where the pedal axle attaches) has been reduced by 3mm per side, i.e. a total of 6mm.

7 The Right Rim for High Speed

With these unicycles only one thing counts: speed. For this reason a detail not to be underestimated is the choice of the rim. In addition to stiffness, the proper mass is important. In the unicycle high speed corresponds to a very high pedaling frequency and the right mass is a key factor to ensure fluidity and control.

We are often identified for the rich variety of colors and possible combinations we offer, but our main identity is that of design engineers who pay great attention to functionality and stability. Why the colors? Because the unicycle is also fun and passion, if it’s monotonous and without personality what pleasure is it?

TECHNICAL DRAWINGS AND DIMENSIONS

MAD4ONE STARTER 26"

SEATPOST DIAMETER: 25.4 MM

CLAMP DIAMETER: 28.6 MM

BEARING SPACING: 85 MM

BEARING SIZE: 42 MM

MAD4ONE RACE ISIS 24" AND 26"

SEATPOST DIAMETER: 27.2 MM

CLAMP DIAMETER: 31.8 MM

BEARING SPACING: 85 MM

BEARING SIZE: 42 MM

MAD4ONE RACE ISIS 24" AND 26" LIGHT

SEATPOST DIAMETER: 27.2 MM

CLAMP DIAMETER: 31.8 MM

BEARING SPACING: 85 MM (26") AND 90 MM (24")

BEARING SIZE: 42 MM

MAD4ONE RACE EVOLUTION 24" AND 26"

SEATPOST DIAMETER: 27.2 MM

CLAMP DIAMETER: 31.8 MM

BEARING SPACING: 85 MM

BEARING SIZE: 42 MM

MAD4ONE STARTER 26"

MAX TIRE SIZE: 26" x 1.00

MAD4ONE RACE ISIS 24" AND 26"

MAX TIRE SIZE: 24" x 2.00 or 26" x 1.00

MAD4ONE RACE ISIS 24" AND 26" LIGHT

MAX TIRE SIZE: 24" x 2.00 or 26" x 1.00

MAD4ONE RACE EVOLUTION 24" AND 26"

MAX TIRE SIZE: 24" x 2.00 or 26" x 1.00

THE MATERIALS

FRAME

MAD4ONE STARTER 26"
Welded - Anodized
Aluminum AL-6061-T6

MAD4ONE RACE ISIS 24" AND 26"
MAD4ONE RACE ISIS 24" AND 26" LIGHT
Welded - anodized
Aluminum AL-6069-T6

MAD4ONE RACE EVOLUTION 26" AND 24"
Welded - anodized
Aluminum AL-6069-T6

CRANKS

MAD4ONE STARTER 26”
MAD4ONE RACE ISIS 24” AND 26” 
MAD4ONE RACE ISIS 24” AND 26” LIGHT
MAD4ONE AGILEISIS - Forged - CNC machined - Anodized
Aluminum AL-7075-T6 (ERGAL)

MAD4ONE RACE EVOLUTION 24” AND 26” 
MAD4ONE AGILEMAD4ONE Made in Italy 125mm 6 PIN Short
Made from one piece - CNC machined - anodized
Aluminun AL-7075-T6 (ERGAL)

HUB

MAD4ONE STARTER
MAD4ONE ISIS Made in Italy 85 mm
Distance between pedals: 159 mm
One piece hub - CNC machined - anodized
Aluminum  AL-7075-T6 (ERGAL)

MAD4ONE RACE ISIS 
MAD4ONE MAD-TECNO ISIS 85 mm
Distance between pedals: 159 mm
One piece hub - CNC machined - anodized
Aluminum  AL-7075-T6 (ERGAL)

MAD4ONE RACE ISIS LIGHT
MAD4ONE ISIS Made in Italy 85 mm or 90 mm
Distance between pedals: 159 mm (26”)  - 164 mm (24”)
One piece hub - CNC machined - anodized
Aluminum  AL-7075-T6 (ERGAL)

MAD4ONE RACE EVOLUTION
MAD4ONE ISIS Made in Italy 85 mm
Distanza tra i pedali 146 mm
Realizzato da un pezzo unico - Lavorato a CNC - anodizzato
Alluminio AL-7075-T6 (ERGAL)

SEATPOST

MAD4ONE XXL 25.4 mm
Forged one piece - Anodized
Aluminum alloy AL-6061-T6

MAD4ONE XXL 27.2 mm
Forged one piece - Anodized
Aluminum alloy AL-6061-T6

SEATPOST CLAMP

MAD4ONE 2-BOLTS
CNC machined - Anodized
Aluminum AL-6061-T6

MAD4ONE 3-BOLTS DOUBLE CLAMP
CNC machined - Anodized
Aluminum AL-6061-T6

RIM

MAD4ONE
Pinned - Anodized
Aluminum AL-6061-T6

SPOKES

SAPIM
14G - Silver or Black
Steel

NIPPLES

Brass Nickel Plated - Silver

HANDLE SADDLE

MAD4ONE
Welded - Anodized
Aluminum AL-6061-T6

Here is what makes our RACE unicycles successful

The Mad4One RACE ISIS 24" and 26" with Standard Cranks-Hub Interface

BEST CHOICE IN THIS PRICE RANGE

Standard but NOT so standard, this unicycle includes all the improvements we learned are important for a successful RACE unicycle. In particular: the race rim, that is 30mm thick (for greater stiffness) and 25mm wide (we have seen, that in this way the tire has a wider and rounder shape and it is more stable when curving); the light but very strong cranks, narrower than the standard ISIS ones, and the super stiff and stable frame. The MAD-RACE is a racing unicycle built to last over time that will accompany you throughout your unicycling career.

Mad4One MAD-RACE ISIS LIGHT 24" and 26"
with Standard Cranks-Hub Interface

MORE SPEED, MORE PODIUMS, THE IDEAL UNICYCLE FOR YOUR PRO-RACES

The feature that makes this RACE unicycle unique is the Mad4One made in Italy hub. Made from aluminum alloy Ergal AL-7075 this hub gives you a weight advantage of 200gr.

The Mad4One MAD-RACE Evolution 6-Pin 24" and 26"
The RACE Unicycle of the World Champions

THE F1 OF THE CIRCUIT
BUILT TO WIN AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF COMPETITION

In this unicycle you find the high quality that we guarantee for all our unicycles and the optimizations we have carried out to obtain the best results at high-speed. The Mad4One RACE REVOLUTION, developed in 2011 (5 gold medals at the World Championship 2012 in Bressanone - UNICON XVI), and further improved in 2018 (8 gold medals with Niklas Wojtek and Alina Czimek at the World Championship 2018 in South Korea - UNICON XIX), has a specifically designed cranks-hub interface. Why have we moved away in this case from the ISIS concept and therefore from a standard approach? To increase the effectiveness of the force we apply when we push on the pedals, it was necessary to reduce the distance of the feet from the center. To get the maximum results, we developed a hub-crank interface that is less bulky than the standard ISIS one. Like all top-race equipments, also this high performing system requires more care in its maintenance and assembly than normal products. If you've won in your age group and you see the possibility to enter the expert group of finalists, this is your unicycle.

Cranks MAD-Tecno or AGILE?

2016 we introduce our line of forged standard ISIS cranks: the MAD-Tecno. These cranks combine performance and cost very well and are super strong and reliable. 2018 we launch our new type of cranks: the AGILE. They come out of the same aluminum mold of the MAD-Tecno, therefore made of ERGAL AL7075, the aluminum alloy that offers the highest strength and stiffness. The MAD-Tecno are then beveled while the Agile are further milled with different CNC machining that optimize the weight without compromising the strength (they are -30% lighter than the MAD-Tecno). We tried to reduce as much as possible the Q-Factor and we succeeded. In fact, the AGILE are narrower than the ISIS-standards. Their Q-Factor (the distance between the outside of one crank to the outside of the other crank measured at the points of the threaded portion where the pedal axle attaches) has been reduced by 3mm per side, i.e. a total of 6mm. THE MAIN STRENGTHS of the AGILE? STIFFNESS and LIGHTNESS.

How to remove the Tire and the Inner Tube of our Unicycle

There are few and simple steps to do this work in the right way.  Deflate tire completely. Even a small amount of air left in the tube can make it more difficult to get the tire off. For best results press downward on wheel while deflating the tire. Push one bead of tire toward rim center. The tire bead will be pressed tight against rim. Pushing it inwards loosens the bead from the rim. Do this on the same side all around the diameter of the rim.

First I read the Instructions to assemble my Unicycle

I've just received my new unicycle and first I carefully read the assembly instructions I found in the box. This information is useful not only for the assembly phase, but also for the correct use and maintenance of my unicycle over time.

The Handle Saddle, a new concept of Saddle, super stiff, light and stable

In 2017/18 we designed and tested the first version of the Handle Saddle, and in late 2018 we launched this new and for the unicycle world revolutionary concept of saddle. In the development of the Handle Saddle we have given utmost priority to the concept of "grip", "easy handling" and “freedom of movement”. With a nearly halved weight compared to a traditional saddle, but as rigid and strong as a traditional saddle with a carbon base, compared to which it is still lighter, the Handle Saddle is now available in different versions. In addition to the Handle Saddle for Trial and the one for Flatland & Street, we offer other finishes, each one designed for a specific discipline such as Mountain Unicycling, Race, Distance and soon also for Freestyle. The Handle Saddle size M with silicon grip and without brake is very interesting for speed on track. At high speed, the Handle Saddle enable us to have great control on our unicycle and minimize the lateral oscillation, thanks to the strength we can exert on the saddle. The result is: higher speed and high level of safety, especially when cornering. Of course, those who are used to the traditional saddle will need a specific training period to learn how to use the Handle Saddle at its best on track.

Here is the opinion of the RACE champions who first tried the MAD-Race

After 2 years of development, refinement and testing in collaboration with the Race World Champions Niklas Wojtek, Noah Leber, Simon Rodler and Andreas Richter we brought to the market our high-end unicycle for track, the MAD-Race, optimized in every component to be the best for high speed. Here's what these Champions said after the first trial …

The Mad4One Medal Board

Thoughtful details and high quality components optimized for the best performance at high speed come together with a stiff, light and super stable frame. The MAD-RACE unicycles bring you world class-racing performance at an unbeatable value. We have put together the "Mad4one medal table", which we are particularly proud of. It's the list of the best results achieved by riders who have attended the last World Champions riding a Mad4One unicycle.

2019 – Our Interviews with the World's best Unicyclists

In 2019 Mad4One interviewed the greatest unicycle racers of all time, each one multiple champion in his specialty. They differs one from the other and come also from different countries all over the world, but they all have one element in common: the passion for unicycling. Whether it's freestylers like Katrine Jensen, Kaito Shoji and Ryan Olfers, great sprinters like Niklas Wojtek, Leonie and Alina Czimek, experts in hockey like the Swiss national Hockey Team, talented urban riders like Pierre Sturny or downhillers like Ben Soja and the most decorated muni-rider Florian Rabensteiner:  they are all among the TOP of the unicycling world, but that's not all. They are also concrete models of passion, discipline and tenacity.

Niklas is one of the greatest Unicyclists in RACE of ever. His results speak for him. The first time Niklas saw a unicycle competition dates back to 1998 when UNICON X took place in Bottrop, his hometown. It was love at first sight, not just for him, but for the entire family. 2000, Niklas is just 7 years old, when he takes part in Germany to his 1st Championship.
He has to date won 14 World Championships, 9 European Championships and set 4 World Records.

Twins in life, opponents in Sport? This is one of a long series of “fraternal confrontation” between sisters and brothers in sport. In other disciplines, there are many athletes born in the same family who even compete (due to the good genes, the family environment, their talent and/or the type of education they received since their childhood) to become the best in the world. There are champions who have practically always played together in teams, such as Hiromi and Takami Ominami in the marathon, the Abbagnale brothers in rowing and Bob and Mike Bryan in tennis, but many times there has been a direct challenge. Today the twins and world champions Leonie and Alina Czimek talk with us about their own sport and life experience …

World-records have been achieved by Niklas Wojtek in Nottwil on June 9th and 10th 2018

200 MT World Record

100 MT World Record