28" Sun on E-Bay

I am considering buying a 28" Sun off of e-Bay. It says it has an alloy wheel. Has anyone purchased on of these. I need some feedback. Thanks.

i have a 24" sun and it would have worked pretty well. execpt it doesnt take drops over 2.5 feet or the rim bends. i dont imagine you will be taking your 28" off too many 2.5’ drops so it should be alright. what do you want it for? commuting?

I’m looking to mainly commute. I may put a 29 x 2.1 WTB Nanoraptor on it for mild off road excursions. I am about 220 lbs
so I’m conerned about the wheel tacoing.

i have one. i posted some comments on it in this thread.

i plan on getting a fatter tire for it also. and it should probably have a kh-saddle for rides over 1/2 mile.

i think that hyped write-up on ebay is stupid. i could throw-up reading it. these unicycles are not rare. the seat sucks. alot of unicycles have a quick-release seatpost and i’d prefer not to have it that way. it does not usually sell for $239 in shops. i payed $95 at a bike shop. that’s the normal price.

i like the unicycle. i’m not sure i will ride it too much though. a coker is my choice for distance/commuting. i bought the sun while on vacation so that i would have something to ride. at home the 28" will mostly be a novelty for me. but it is an inexpensive way to get a decent 28" unicycle. besides the seat and the stock tire, it’s a nice unicycle.
-eric

Re: 28" Sun on E-Bay

“oxfordrider” <oxfordrider@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com> writes:

> I’m looking to mainly commute. I may put a 29 x 2.1 WTB Nanoraptor on
> it for mild off road excursions. I am about 220 lbs
> so I’m conerned about the wheel tacoing.

I’d be cautious about choosing a Sun unicycle. I didn’t know they
made an alloy wheel version, but their overall quality is marginal at
best. Especially considering your weight, I’d recommend looking for a
sturdier ride. I weigh 175 and broke the rim, hub and pedals on my
26" Sun in a few months of modest riding.

In the first days of riding, one of the pedals exploded, spitting
loose bearings onto the street. Within a month the rim bent just as I
learned to side mount. Finally, while on vacation no less, one of the
studs broke off the hub.

Also, I doubt the claim (on Ebay) that the unicycle is worth $239.
Sun’s are basically $100 unicycles, less from discount stores. Even
with an alloy wheel the price shouldn’t go up much.

Ken

I have a coker and a 24" and was looking for something in between. I was hoping I wouldn’t have to shell out $245 for a 29" Yuni from Unicycle.com so I am looking for a cheaper alternative.

And just so you know, a 29" tire wont fit in the Sun 28" frame. we;ve tried.

Also, on all three sun’s that we’ve delt with have had the hub/bearing interface be rather loose.

Just so you know.

Re: 28" Sun on E-Bay

“oxfordrider” <oxfordrider@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com> writes:

> I have a coker and a 24" and was looking for something in between. I
> was hoping I wouldn’t have to shell out $245 for a 29" Yuni from
> Unicycle.com so I am looking for a cheaper alternative.

You can save some money by going with the Sun, but not as much as it
seems at first. If the Sun 28" tire is as bad as their 26", you’ll
want to replace it as soon as possible. I find their 150mm cranks
longer than optimal for the sort of use you plan. If your hub breaks,
you’ll need a new one (and new spokes). All that will cost somewhere
around $80. Up that to $130 if you want to match the Yuni’s KH
saddle. But even then, you’d have spent $50 less than the Yuni, and
you don’t need to upgrade immediately.

I Hope my thoughts are helpful.

Ken

wow! thanks for posting that. how much more space is needed, do you think? i thought there’d be enough.

-eric

Thanks for all the input I think I’ll pass on the 28" Sun. Now the question is should I purchase a 28" semcycle XL for $200 or the Yuni 29" for $245 on unicycle.com.