I’ve finally decided to take the dive and get my first Unicycle
I’m a complete noob at this, been doing some searching on this forum and the net in general and although i have sort of come to some conclusions, i still would appreciate the help/advice of the experts…
I am 37 yrs old (not in any great shape… hopefully unicycling will help with that ), 1.86m tall, inseam is about 92-93cm and i weigh just shy of 80kg.
To start with, I don’t want to spend a furtune. Although i’ve been unicycling in my mind for years now, i may not like it in real life (i’m sure you 'll all say i’ll love it, and i’m pretty sure that i will, but just saying…) and/or i may end up storing it along with many other stuff in the garage due to lack of time and blah, blah, blah…
What i need specific advice on is this.
I will be mostly using it on the street and pavement, maybe if the Uni can handle/take it, go the occasional smooth dirt road way, and if i ever get the hang of it, maybe do some basic tricks and jump over a few steps or a small bench or something. In general, relatively short distances i’d say.
Commuting is out of the question as i work in downtown Athens (crazy @ss traffic, smog and 12km away from home).
I am between buying a 20’’ freestyle and see how it goes, and if indeed i love it then down the road also get a 26’’ muni.
Get a 24’’ muni from the get go and stay with that for as long as i can.
Choices i am looking at are
the Indy Freestyle http://www.oddballs.co.uk/unicycle-20-indy-freestyle-splined-p-3343.html
Obviously there is quite a price gap between the 20’’ Indy and the 24’’ Nimbus and to be honest i am more between the indy or the Profi in the 20’’ and the Crossfire in the 24’’.
Any help/comment/advice is more than welcome and appreciated.
Thanks for your time, sorry for the long write up and hope i’ll be on one wheel soon!!!
P.S. My sensitive area is… well, rather sensitive, so any saddle suggestions (if the OEM one’s from my choices above are not comfy enough) also appreciated.
P.S.2 If you have any other Uni’s in mind that you’d think would suit me, please fire away. My list is by no means restrictive but paying more than £200 would probably deter me…