About how many hours/days/weeks/months did you invest..

in learning to ride your uni before you felt like you could actually ride it?

About a week and a half of anywhere from 2 to 5 hours a day until I could comfortably mount and ride around. Maybe a month after that I started hopping on stuff. And now, about a year after that, I feel like I can say “check me out, I’m a trials rider. HARDCORE!”

It took me about two weeks(about an hour of practice every day) to learn to ride and turn slowly. Another two weeks to learn to rolling hop and freemount. Now, 7 months, later I feel I can the same thing as Mawesome.

it took me a solid 10 hours before i could get going.

it took about 2 hours to freemount. my first freemount was a jump mount :stuck_out_tongue:

Sweet, sounds like my modest 8 pedals seems about right for the amount of time i’ve been on a uni.

Any tips, or directions to some tips for a noob?

Edit: Just saw the tutorial forum ;):slight_smile:

dont look at the ground, look up near the horizon

weight on the seat not pedals

seat right height

pedal smoothly

dont hold the handle, have both arms flailing about as much as you need to stay on for as long as possible

It took me somewhere between 15 and 20 hours over 3 weeks…

It took my son about about 10-12 hours over 2 weeks…

It took both of us about 3 or 4 hours to figure out freemounting…


For very slow riding, like single crank revolutions, I prefer to focus on an object 10-20 yards away. Also good for learning more advanced skills like riding backwards, seat in front (SIF), wheel walking (ww), etc.

If you can pedal a ways focusing on the horrizon works better though.