Searched around and cant really find an answer.
Was looking at the cheap ebay uni’s and remembered when I got into pitbikes(dirtbikes)the first one I bought new fell apart in 3 rides.Coulda had a used Honda for what I paid.
Really looking in the $75 area or less.
Is my best bet craigslist used?
Mainly useing it as xtraining for BMX and dirtbikes.But its more for balance as my center of gravity is way off the older I get.
I guess I need a street one?Munis look like they’d hold up,but I dont need anything super heavy duty.
I’m 6’1 220 and wont be doing “tricks”,just cruising around my driveway and possibly take it to the park once in awhile.Want a 24 or 26,but read that might not be the best for a first uni.
Most I’ll spend is $100,just want something to learn on,but sturdy.No walmart stuff.
Ok thanks guys,and sorry for asking the typical “which one” question.
Probably leaning towards a 24" Torker as I see those on craigslist all the time in my price range.Around $50.
If not theres always ebay or online Torkers for under $100 new.
get one that will hold up but one you won’t cry if its thrown 10ft or fallen on while learning. I have a torker lx 24, 6’1" 210. people complain about the seat but my bumpers are getting trashed, another month or so I’ll just put on a better one…or later consider handing this uni off to someone else for more beating.
Cool,so we’re the same size.I may go w/ the 24".My 24" Quadangle gets rode the most w/ my bicycles.
Whats easier to ride,a bigger or smaller wheel?
I remember as a kid it was super easy to ride a wheelie on a 10sp.I always thought it was the bigger wheels.
Althought now I have all size of BMX bikes 16"-29" I still cant ride a wheelie.
The 29" feels the best,16" is cool but loops too easy w/ layback post and 10" tall bars.
I suspect you want to get the smallest wheel you can on a unicycle that will fit you for learning. My uni inseam is something like 35" and I’m close to running out the top of the lx24. You may want to consider the LX26 if you have longer legs. I’m starting to learn freemounting now and it definitely would be easier to learn with a smaller wheel, although I’m sure it’s not that much more difficult.
They take a lot of jargon from skateboarding. There is a system for the the trick names, but it doesn’t always make sense and it’s not always consistent. For some of them you just have to watch and listen for a while to figure out what the hell they’re talking about. At least they’ve stopped naming new tricks after the person who invented them.