I’m looking to buy a unicycle for my husband for Christmas, and was after some help as to what to buy.
He has never ridden a unicycle before, so I need something suitable for a beginner. He is however a keen cyclist and often rides upright with no hands on handlebars, so I think he will enjoy the challenge and pick it up quite quickly. He will probably only use it on-road for fairly short distances - eg to the shops, down the park with the kids, occasional commute to work, as well as maybe doing the odd trick. He is quite tall (187cm/6’3") with an in-seam of approx. 98cm/39" (without shoes), and weighs about 70kg. I’m happy to spend up to $200.
Based on sizing charts, I think he needs a 26" unicycle. Of the two main Australian online suppliers, the available models are 26" Club Freestyle or Qu-Ax Luxus 26". In the 24" models, I can get an Onlyone or an Axis in addition to a 24" Club and Qu-Ax.
So, is 26" the most appropriate size? And which of the above brands would you recommend, or should I consider sellers outside Australia for other brands (with fingers crossed it gets here in time)? Alternatively, are there any shops in Sydney where I can buy one?