I am always jealous of riders who started later than I. They get the most up-to-date parts. When I bought my Oracle, Nimbus still making it with the D-brake, attached to the bottom bracket. Apparently, attaching it to the frame came later and was an improvement. Just an example of how things got better.
I was at a group ride. One of the riders had a new Mad4One unicycle. He let me pick it up. I was shocked at how light it was. Some people say, what’s the big deal with a couple extra pounds of weight, but I find a lighter setup to be more responsive. Mark, I’m curious if you know what your muni is going to weigh.
On the subject of weight, did you mention the tire? If you know you’ll be doing bike park type stuff, downhill, drops, then probably you should go for a side-wall-heavy tire. A lot of novice riders prefer such a tire (Duro Wildlife Leopard, for example), because it is so forgiving on uneven ground. As an accelerated learner, I think you could potentially skip starting with a big, squishy tire. For my riding style and conditions, it is tiring. Riding on a lighter tire under higher pressure…takes some skill. You are up for it, IMHO (unless you’re headed directly for downhill).
I tormented over the M vs. L Mad4One handle. I settled for the L, because it measured as long as the combined seat/bar setup with my Shadow handle. I got the bar with no attached seat, thinking that I’d customize the seat. I have two major issues with the Mad4One handle. 1. It’s too narrow for both my sit bones and my hand position, and 2. It’s not articulated, so it can’t be adjusted to the extent that the Shadow or KH T-bar. My crystal ball tells me that we’ll be seeing further improvements to saddles/handlebars.
Seems like you’re not really mixing up parts. Almost entirely a Mad4One unicycle, with just enough other parts to wreck your chances of getting a Mad4One sponsorship. Way to go, dude! My 24" has a Nimbus Shadow handle, an Impact frame and a KH rim. My only chance for sponsorship is maybe the doughnut shop up the street!