There are unicycles, and there is the Coker.
A Coker will cruise on the flat at over 10mph.
A Coker will swoop over patches of rough ground which would slow down a smaller MUni.
Mounting a Coker isn’t that difficult, but it’s a good feeling every time it works. And it impresses people.
You can see over hedges.
It cruises on autopilot… I can remove my helmet, remove my sweater, replace my helmet and put my sweater in my bag, all at 8 - 10 mph on flattish single track. I can’t even do 8-10 mph on the same track on any of my other unis!
The only two comparisons are:
A good 26 ish MUni. This might cope with more severe terrain and more technical stuff, but it will be loads slower on normal tracks and trails.
A 28/29 with shortish cranks. This will be about as fast, but only if you pedal at a more frantic cadence.
I have a 20, 24, 26, 28 and Coker. They’re all in a row, equally accessible. If I have two hours to ride, and no clear plans where to go, I take the Coker, almost every time.
I wouldn’t have my Coker as my ONLY unicycle, but if I were told I could only have TWO, then one of them would be the Coker.
You can go places on a Coker. 30 mile rides are easily achievable.
You know you want one.