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Old 2008-05-20, 12:18 AM   #1
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A couple of my more experienced unicycling friends trashed my 24" torker unistar recently. It is definitely time for a new unicycle but I don't even know where to start looking. All I know is that i want a trials/muni cycle but I don't know what brand, tire size, crank size, or where to buy it. My price range is around $250 or less and my inseem is about 30 inches give or take 3. I don't need anything too heavy duty but I do want something that will last because I learn really fast. If anyone can help give me an idea of what to get that would be great.
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Old 2008-05-20, 12:50 AM   #2
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What kind of Torker? TX, CX, LX, DX?


You want something splined. If you want to do mostly trials or street, you want a trilas uni (19"), if you mostly want to do Muni, you prob want a 24" wheel.

The trials is slower and doesn't roll over bumps as well, and a Muni is harder to do most tricks or trials on.

Most use 130 - 140 mm. cranks for trials/street and 150 ish mm for Muni. shorter cranks will allow you to ride faster, whereas longer cranks give you more controll and torque for going up/down steep hills.

The best of these you can get is a KH at $500-550, but the cheapest you can get is a Torker DX off e-bay. The Nimbus Trials(1, 2, 3, 4)/Munis are very good, but if you want them to last upgrade to the KH the cranks, making it about $300.

A trials uni will only fit a trials tire, but a Muni will fit any tire up to 3" (a DX won't fit a 3" Gazz though), making it more versatile.
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my inseem is about 30 inches give or take 3.
That's a pretty wide margin of error
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Old 2008-05-20, 01:32 AM   #3
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A couple of my more experienced unicycling friends trashed my 24" torker unistar recently. ....
Maybe your experienced friends will pitch in to help pay for your new unicycle.

A Torker DX should fit your price if you shop around a bit.
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Old 2008-05-20, 01:39 AM   #4
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Maybe your experienced friends will pitch in to help pay for your new unicycle.

A Torker DX should fit your price if you shop around a bit.
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Sounds almost like they should buy you a new one! I would look into a torker dx..I had one they are pretty nice, I rode one with a yuni frame for over a year it was pretty strong and got the job done!
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Old 2008-05-20, 02:27 AM   #5
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I am not too good at measuring so sorry for the 3 extra inches I would say 30" though . and thanks for the help I think I might go for the nimbus with the kh upgrade.
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