I’ve been riding a 24" for awhile now. I just ride around parking lot and school yards. I find I do more of that than the fitness riding I thought I would do so I’ve decided that my 2nd Uni will be one to goof around on. The reason I call it goofing around is it doesn’t fit an style that I can tell. So let me tell you what kind of riding I plan to do.
I want to be able to hop up steps and ride down them. Biggest drop I plan to do would be two foot MAX! (one of the places I ride has a concrete amphitheater. Of course Idle and riding backwards.
Basically I want to maximize the places I can ride without getting off sort of like a trials course but nothing too extreme maybe call it urban ‘muni’. I do want to work up to spins, not so much spins but a VERY tight 180 turn and 180 hops to get out of dead-ends without getting off.
Think hockey/basketball maneuverability.
I don’t plan to do tricks like gliding, unispins or crankflips, wheel walks, Big side hops, or large gaps. At most one foot on frame one footed riding for variety.
My emphasis is rolling, turning in tight places and starting and and stopping, not doing tricks in one place.
I was thinking a 20" with fairly wide tire would be best. Something like this:
I wouldn’t get a Koxx but something like a Nimbus II with an Animal GLS tire Wall 20" or Maxxis Hookworm. I also recall a 20" that was as wide as 2.5" but don’t remember what it was now.
Something like Kris Holm was talking about for a 20" flat/freestyle uni to come this April. But I don’t want to wait till April and realistically a KH is not in the budget.
Is there any reason why I should consider a 19" instead? And should I be considering a Nimbus X instead of a Nimbus II frame. Is there any difference between the Nimbus II and the Nimbus Trials frame?
I know calling unicycle.com would answer some of these questions but I sleep during the day and typically wake up too late to call them.
BTW I weight 190 lbs and 6’ tall and I’m and old guy at 52. Right now I can ride around forward very relaxed and can handle riding over speedbumps and dropping off curbs. I’m pretty close to be able to Idle. It’s the idling practice that got me to thinking I might like a 20 for its maneuverability.
Am I thinking about this the right way?