Hi, welcome back.
Sorry to hear you don’t like your MUni. I’d suggest you look at the reasons for that before deciding about a Coker or any other purchase. There must be a reason why you prefer your cheaper more basic unicycle.
What don’t you like about the MUni?
Is it that you find it too heavy?
Is it that you find the riding action ungainly because the cranks are so long?
Is it that you find the tyre too fat and knobbly for riding on hard ground?
Is it simply that the seat’s set at the wrong height?
Is it that you expected too much from it, and are disappointed that you can’t do more on it?
Is it that you simply don’t get the opportunity to ride the sort of terrain which would get the most out of the MUni?
Is it that MUni simply isn’t your thing?
These aren’t silly or rude questions, and they aren’t the only questions. The situation seems to be that you have a unicycle which is perfectly good but it just doesn’t suit you. That’s a horrible situation. I know: I spent £3400 on a motorbike and decided within a week it was the wrong one for me. I feel your pain.
When you’ve identified the problems, you may be able to make your MUni a more enjoyable machine to ride. Easy changes to make:
A slimmer/smoother or fatter/knobblier tyre.
Change the tyre pressure.
Raise the seat a bit.
Put shorter cranks on - you only need long ones if you do a lot of work on steep hills.
Change the seat?
Ride it more. Still don’t like it? Why?
It could be that you are naturally drawn to trials, in which case I venture to suggest that a Coker would not be ideal for you.
It could be that you prefer a bit of speed, and like to ride off road, but don’t have much opportunity to ride severe terrain. If so, a Coker might be ideal - certainly better than an extreme MUni.
It could be you are drawn to freestyle, fancy mounts, a bit of hopping and reversing. If so, the Coker’s not ideal.
Maybe you want to cover distance quickly. the Coker’s ideal.
Maybe you want to use your uni as an everyday means of transport? In that case, a mid sized uni (26 - 29) might be a better bet.
The biggest decision when choosing a unicycle is wheel size. It affects potential speed, and potential terrain covering ability, and also affects manoeuvreability and safety in crowds and traffic. Once you’ve made that choice, you can chop and change with tyres, cranks, pedals, seat, handle… You can ‘tune’ a uni for your preferred style, and change it for a day or a weekend.
A Coker is an excellent unicycle, if you want to ride for an hour or more at a time, covering serious distances, sometimes at speed, and taking uneven terrain in your stride. If you want to blast through the woods, whizz round the lake, storm down the trail, or bimble to the pub, the Coker’s the machine for you.
If you want to ride every obstacle, drop huge distances, and twist and turn on narrow tracks; or if you want to hop up steps, grind down rails, and do backflips; or if you want to ride backwards one footed, juggling chainsaws, then the Coker’s not for you.
I love mine, but I wouldn’t be without a 20 or 24.