About Unicycle Online
Unicycle Online Pty. Ltd. is the Australian distributor for OnlyOne, QU-AX, and QX-series unicycles. We are the unicycle company making a difference. Our mission is to promote the sport – and raise the profile – of unicycling in Australia and to provide high quality innovative unicycle products. We promote our dealers and riders through this website – unicycle.com.au. We also support top Australian unicycle riders with our unique team rider and sponsorship programs.
This website incorporates three key areas: Dealers, Riders, and Products. The site construction enables you to easily move around using the top navigation bar, or the side bar icons which appear on most pages – including this page. We also present a featured dealer page.
- Visit the Dealers page to find a unicycle dealer near you.
- Visit the Riders page to meet us and some of Australia's top unicyclists.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a dealer, or would like to find out more about our unique sponsorship and support programs!
Unicycle Competition Database
We are developing a unicycle competition database to make it easier to manage unicycle competitions and to present results and records in a clear, consistent, and timely manner.
We have an excellent bunch of riders on our team. We are constantly looking for new team riders and will be making an announcement soon about our new rider (you know who you are JAM ;-)
Around the Bay in a Day – by Marianne Fontaine, 2012-10-23
Sophie and Amanda had a fantastic day on Sunday. They managed very well and LOVED the 36" unis. They kept commenting that they couldn't believe how quickly the ride went. Getting up the West Gate Bridge didn't seem a problem for them either, must have been all that training on the hills around where we live! The weather was quite good, still a bit windy at times - but nothing like last year. They rode the 50km in 4hours 23 minutes and that included a 40 minute break at the half way point.
Here's a photo of them at the starting point dressed up in their Olympics green and gold!
Europe 2012 – by Mark Wharton, 2012-07-24
Mark Lavis competed in the following events: Salzkammegut Trophy (Austria's largest mountain biking event and unicycling XC and downhill comp), UNICON XVI, and the Gricha Muni Challenge (teams 3 day mountain unicycling competition). Other rides: 7 day, 300km self supported tour through the Swiss alps on the Swiss Alpine Mountain bike trail. Grischa Muni Challenge Switzerland: Mark's team 'Oreamnos' (Scott Wilton, Tony Melton, Mark Lavis) took out the 3 day event convincingly, riding 131km with 5300m of climbing and 12920m of downhill riding in some of Switzerland's best mountain biking parks and trail systems.
|Salzkammegut Trophy||UNICON XVI|
|1st XC Enduro Race (22.3kms)||2nd overall Off Road Hill Climb|
|5th Downhill Race||3rd overall XC Expert|
|3rd overall XC Expert|
Mark was the only rider at UNICON to end up with a top 5 placing in all these disciplines! Congratulations Mark on a job well done!
Japan 2011 – by Mark Wharton, 2011-11-01
These last several months we have been working hard behind the scenes on a new strategy and website, Kevin recently visited Japan so it was a good chance to sit down and discuss face-to-face, and fine tune everything. And here it is – you're looking at it ! We are very happy with the results and we hope you will be too. The new structure is very flexible and opens up the website for new and exciting things to come!
Kevin competed in the 7th Japan Trials & MUni competition in Shizuoka Prefecture while he was here. It was an excellent competition, and everyone involved had a great time! We also visited the Tama New Town Unicycle Club for Flatland & Trials practice! Our new Japan 2011 video includes highlights from the competition and snippets of our rides around Tama New Town and Tokyo. Please enjoy and thank you for supporting us!
One Week After – by Mark and Kevin Wharton, 2011-03-18
It has been one week since the catastrophic magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the north east coast of Japan. The earthquake and subsequent tsunami, along with the ongoing nuclear reactor issues, has affected millions of people. Sadly, thousands of lives have been lost and many thousands more remain unaccounted for. Services in the affected areas and Tokyo itself are stopped or in extremely limited supply.
As many already know, Mark lives in Tokyo and operates Unicycle Online with his son Kevin in Toowoomba. Following recent events we have decided to stop the online component of the business indefinitely while we take care of our respective family and monitor the situation around us.
Thanks for all the emails and kind words of support. It is very encouraging in times like this!
Devastation in Toowoomba – by Mark and Kevin Wharton, 2011-01-10
Incredible and tragic events have hit our lovely town of Toowoomba! The Lockyer Valley has also suffered a massive blow. As we write, South East Queensland is struggling to cope with the volumes of water which has fallen in the last several days.
Thank you for all your support, the phone calls, the emails, the facebook comments, they all mean a lot to us. Our condolences go out to the families who have lost loved ones. We cannot even pretend to imagine such pain and heartache :-(
As a result of the flooding, and with the current conditions, we will close shop for a week or two. We cannot process orders or get deliveries out and feel it is better to wait a bit and help cleanup...
Thank You Everyone – by Mark Wharton, 2010-12-20
Thank you everyone for a fantastic 2010! From Unicon XV and the Australian Mountain Unicycle Weekend , to Ausbike , and Uninats it has been an absolute blast.I'm really impressed with the level of riders and participation this year. Sophie and Amanda's fantastic fundraising efforts , Rohan's ongoing unicycle adventure . Mark Lavis covering 100s and 100s of kilometers on his 24" Guni. All of the prize winners and place holders at Uninats 2010.And I even managed a 2nd place for my age group in the Japan Mountain Unicycle Championships !
Here's to bigger and better in the year ahead! I'm currently rethinking the team idea. It's important and I want to continue, but we have so many people who we support and want to support.It would be nice to be more inclusive and to share more of our collective knowledge and skill around... what do you think?
Delivery Cut-off Dates for 2010 – by Mark and Kevin Wharton, 2010-12-07
Please Note: This year we will be closed from the 25th Dec 2010 until the 2nd Jan 2011.
To ensure your orders arrive before Christmas please make sure that youplace your order before the dates below depending on your location.
- Wednesday 1st December: Country WA & Northern Territory
- Tuesday 7th December: Perth, Tasmania, Country SA, Country Victoria, Country NSW & Country QLD
- Monday 20th December: Bendigo, Geelong & Melbourne
- Tuesday 21st December: Cairns, Wollongong, Canberra, Albury-Wodonga & Adelaide
- Wednesday 22nd December: Wide Bay - (Bundaberg & Hervey Bay), Capricorn Coast - (Rockhampton & Gladstone), Mackay, Townsville, Northern Rivers - (Byron Bay - Grafton), Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Central Coast - (Gosford), Sydney
- Thursday 23rd December: Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.
Fantastic December Specials!!! – by Mark and Kevin Wharton, 2010-12-01
#1. Free delivery ANYWHERE in Australia for 2011 model Only One unicycles (produced by Qu-ax)!
#2. $9.90 AUD (inc. 10% GST) delivery ANYWHERE in Australia for complete unicycles up to and including 24" wheel size!
#3. Purchase a complete IMPACT unicycle during December and go into the running for cool eXceed components from Yoggi at IMPACT Unicycles!
Rohan's Unicycle Adventure – by Mark Wharton, 2010-11-04
Following on from Sophie and Amanda's successful campaign we are proud to support the Flanagan's in their new fundraising efforts...
On the 13th of November Andrew, Wendy and Rohan Flanagan will attempt to ride their Qu-ax/QX-series 26" unicycles from Cooran to Cooroy in Queensland to raise money and awareness for the Hope for Himalayan Kids charity. Check out Rohan Flanagan's blogspot page and please make a small (or large :-) donation if you can - Thank You!
Unicycling twins fundraiser – by Mark Wharton, 2010-10-11
Unicycle Online is supporting Sophie and Amanda Fontaine in their challenge to ride 50km in the SMITH FAMILY AROUND THE BAY IN A DAY fundraiser! Checkout Sophie and Amanda's fundraising page and the MOE NEWS - Unicycle twins unite article about their challenge.
Sophie and Amanda ride Qu-ax 26" Luxus unicycles with Qu-ax 125i cranks and keep the Qu-ax Folding Tool handy for those quick roadside adjustments. Go girls - you are both very very cool!
Prize winners Viktoria Holmik and Christine O'Connor – by Kevin Wharton, 2010-04-11
I've recently returned from the 2nd Australian Mountain Unicycling Weekend 2010 which was held last weekend. We drove down to Canberra for theevent which had a nice amount of riders and a positive atmosphere the whole weekend. Everybody got along and seemed to really enjoythemselves. On the last day Mark Lavis did some ligament damage to his right ankle, we hope it heals soon Mark! I look forward to seeing everyone again at Uninats 2010!
I'd like to thank Mark Lavis, Karen Wode, the Aus Unicycle Society for all their help and as well as Qu-ax for allowing us to use one of their newest frame on the market as a special prize!
Ready to go for Muni 2010! – by Kevin Wharton, 2010-04-01
Keep an eye out for Apollo (the company vehicle) at the Australian Mountain Unicycling Weekend 2010 !
Apollo will be carrying our shop tent and all the goods to Canberra, we will be starting our 1,130km journey in just a few hours.
Unicycles, Parts, Accessories and Clothing can be purchased on site. See you all this weekend! Please do make sure to drop in and say hello ;-)
One week and it's Muni 2010! – by Kevin Wharton, 2010-03-24
The Australian Mountain Unicycling Weekend 2010 is coming up fast!
I was lucky enough to attend the first ever Australian Mountain Unicycling Weekend way back in 2004 (I was only 11 years old can you believe it :-)
This year it's your chance to ride some of Australia's best singletracks, meet other unicyclist and most of all to have fun! There will be a welcome BBQ, workshops, daily rides along with night rides, competitions with great prizes and more!
The official T-shirts have also been made and can be seen on our products page, registered riders will receive a free one upon arrival. Extra T-shirts can be purchased over the weekend, if there are any left over they will then be available to the public after the weekend.
I hope to see you all there! (Mark Lavis pictured above @ Mt Stromlo)
Team Rider News – by Kevin Wharton, 2010-03-01
We have recently added 5 more Team Riders to the team. Welcome Stephen Springate from Queensland, Brandon Nankivell and Tirryn Nankivell from South Australia, and Lachlan Lamberton and Luke Hilderbraat from New South Wales! Check the Team Rider profiles to find out more and please come up and say hello if you see us out riding. Also great news, Brandon and Tirryn have recently been featured on ABC's Behind the News . Congratulations Brandon and Tirryn!
More big news with two exciting events coming up: the Australian Mountain Unicycling Weekend 2010 next month and the Australian Unicycle Society - Uninats 2010 later this year in Canberra. We are sponsoring the Rider's Rider Competition at the Muni Weekend and we are working on plans for Uninats too!
More products have been added to the site, and they will continue to come!
Unicon XV News – by Kevin Wharton, 2010-02-01
Recently, the team arrived back in Australia after competing at Unicon XV (Unicycling World Championships). Everyone had a blast and itwas great to have the whole team together and to be able to meet and compete with riders from all around the world. Congratulations to everyone on the team for putting in such a great effort!
Everybody did well in their events as well, here are the results from our Team Riders with a top 6th place:
|Kevin Wharton||- 2nd 16-17 Male Trials|
|Isaac Conyers||- 3rd 16-17 Male Trials|
|- 3rd 15-16 Male Long Jump|
|Dylan Johnson-Swainston||- 5th 0-15 Male Trials|
|- 4th Jr Expert Male Street|
|- 4th Jr Expert Male Flat|
|- 4th 0-15 Male Muni Uphill|
|- 4th 0-14 Male High Jump|
Unfortunately Sam Thomas didn't get in the top 6 for his event, with tough competition such as Chris Huriwai, Loic Baud and Adrien Delecroix.
Mark Wharton came 5th last in the Muni cross country but was happy to have participated.
It was also great for Mark and I to catch up with everyone we met at EUC Summer 09 and to meet so many other unicyclists! Oh yes, and we've also added some new products, and there's more to come!
Photo Credit: Special thanks to Justin Arthur and J.Arthur Photography for the excellent photos!
Happy Holidays! – by Kevin Wharton, 2009-12-25
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! A Huge Thank You to all our customers, family and friends, for making 2009 such a fantastic year. It has been terrific! We are looking forward to Unicon XV and what will follow in 2010. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday season and all the best for 2010!
For Team Riders: Dylan, Isaac, Kevin, and Sam, thank you for all your hard work this year and good luck in your events at the Unicycle World Championships in New Zealand ;-)
Note: We are closed until the 10th Jan 2010.
Christmas is getting closer! – by Sparky, 2009-12-07
This year we will be closed from the 25th Dec 2009 until the 10th Jan 2010 because the entire team is attending Unicon XV in New Zealand 2009/2010!
To ensure your orders arrive before Christmas please make sure that youplace your order before the dates below depending on your location.
- Monday, 7th December - Country WA & Northern Territory
- Friday, 11th December - Perth, Tasmania, Country SA, Country Victoria, Country NSW & Country QLD
- Friday, 18th December - Bendigo, Geelong & Melbourne
- Monday, 21st December - Cairns, Wollongong, Canberra, Albury-Wodonga & Adelaide
- Tuesday 22nd December - Wide Bay (Bundaberg & Hervey Bay), Capricorn Coast (Rockhampton & Gladstone), Mackay, Townsville, Northern Rivers (Byron Bay - Grafton), Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Central Coast (Gosford), Sydney
- Wednesday 23rd December - Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast
QX-series – by Mark and Kevin Wharton, 2009-12-01
Qu-ax launch their new high-end component brand QX-series ! This brand will offer high quality products for various unicycle disciplines like Downhill, Trial, Street, Flat, Freestyle, Long distance... it means perfect upgrades for your Qu-ax unicycle! They will start with two [debut] aluminium-frames and compatible seat clamp (outer diameter 31,8). Both frames and seat clamp are available now!
IMPACT Unicycles – by Mark Wharton, 2009-11-15
And don't forget to visit IMPACTunicycles.com to Download Avatars, Wallpapers, Posters, and the Catalog, or checkout the Galleries for great Pictures and Videos featuring Yoggi and the IMPACT team riders!
Important Note: Australian orders only, we cannot accept overseas orders. Check out the Distributors section at IMPACTunicycles.com to find the dealer nearest you.
Sydney Opera House Update – by Kevin Wharton, 2009-11-05
The Sydney Opera House Open Day was a great success! We spent the morning riding out and around the Opera House, it was fun to interact with the crowd and other performers. Around 12PM it started to rain, so we headed under the stairs where majority of the lines were. We set up our demo boxes and entertained the crowd there for the rest of the day. The lines kept moving so we always had a new crowd to please!
Special thanks to Alex Toms, Dan Cowling, Matty P, Andy Mell and of course Mark!
A larger photo is available on my (Kevin Wharton) Team Rider profile.
Sydney Opera House Open Day – by Kevin Wharton, 2009-10-07
We have been given the opportunity to participate in the Sydney Opera House Open Day , which will be held on Sunday the 25th of October 2009 . Alex Toms, Dan Cowling, Matty Porter, Andrew Mell and myself will be riding for the day.We will be riding from 9AM - 5PM, basically our job is to entertain the crowd outside of the Sydney Opera House as they line up for tours. It is also a great chance to promote Extreme Unicycling, Unicycle Online and ourselves as riders.
More information about the day:
Sydney Opera House is throwing open the doors and welcomes you to explore inside. Go behind the scenes, see inside the grand theatres and discover how the magic of performance is created.
There'll be action inside and outside with roaming entertainment, Trent Parke's Photography Exhibition and a big-screen on the Forecourt. Plus your chance to win some great prizes on the day!
A free, fun-filled day out for the whole family, where you can let your imagination run wild.
EUC 2009 Summer – by Kevin Wharton, 2009-08-10
Mark and I recently atteneded the Extreme Unicycling Championship (EUC) which was held in Buthiers, France. It was great to meet and ride witheveryone, the event was well organized and everybody was looked after.The competitions were great fun also, with good attitudes and an amazingatmosphere. It was definitely sad to leave, Mark and I both had such anamazing experience and met so many great people!
Thanks Yoggi and everybody else involved!
What a fantastic trip! It will be great to see everyone again at Unicon XV in New Zealand 2009/2010!
Editor's Note: Kevin came 2nd in the expert category of the trial competition at the Extreme Unicycle Championship 2009 Summer edition. It was an international competition specialised in extreme unicycling with 15 different countries. Congratulations Kevin, we are all very proud of your accomplishment!
Team Rider News – by Mark Wharton, 2009-07-01
I am very pleased to introduce our new team riders: Dylan Johnson-Swainston from Margaret River in Western Australia and Isaac Conyers from Wagga Wagga in New South Wales. Find out more about them in the Team Rider section of the site. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Reef Brand-Adams for his energy and contributions to the original team. Reef has now left to focus on his education and career prospects. We wish you all the best Mr Reef Brand-Adams!
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