I’m looking to buy my first unicycle and I was hoping that I might get some
advice here. I’ve searched as many of the posts as I could, but I could
really find any that recommend what type(brand) of unicycle to buy, most
seem to talk about whether a 20" or 24" is better, however I’m already
pretty sure I want to buy a 20" uni. There is a Torker 2002 20" selling on
eBay, but I’m not sure if this is a good one to buy. For price range, I’m
trying to keep it under 100 dollars. I’d really appreciate any help.
I’m not sure if this is the company you saw on ebay, but I bought a 20" and a 24" Torker from them after seeing their ebay auction. The company is Bicycle-Source.com and their order number is 1-973-838-7009. Tell them you want their ebay price, which is $69.97 + $12.85 shipping for a total of $82.82.
Good to see you looking into a uni. Its always nice to see another person wanting to join the ranks. A few questions on what you want to do will help you out alot when purchasing a Uni. First can you ride yet? or will you be learing on this one? Next is how much do you weigh and how tall are you. Your gonna want to get something that can accomadate your needs. Im sure there are some other importain questions I should be asking too but I forget what they are
Unicycle.com is my fav uni purchasing site out there. If you give them a call you’ll know why. These guys are out there to help you out and know their stuff. I would check out these 20’s
No I can’t ride yet, and I don’t really know anyone in my area that has one
either to try it out. I’m 5’9" and 165lbs. I think I’m going to try the
Torker as it seems to be pretty cheap on eBay and I haven’t heard any bad
comments on getting it. My parents don’t really want me to get one, so I’m
trying not to overload on the price as much as possible. If I like the
sport I’ll probably buy more later on, but right now I’m just wanting to get
a feel for it. And thanks for all the feedback so far, it’s helping a lot.
The Semcycle XL saddle or Viscount saddle will be more comfortable for an addult or teen. I tried sitting on a Torker saddle and it is not comfy for an adult. It’s like riding with a wedgie. And it’s too narrow in the front.
> I’m not sure if this is the company you saw on ebay, but I bought a 20"
> and a 24" Torker from them after seeing their ebay auction. The company
> is Bicycle-Source.com and their order number is 1-973-838-7009. Tell
> them you want their ebay price, which is $69.97 + $12.85 shipping for a
> total of $82.82.
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I must be a nut, but I really like the torker saddle. I think most uni seats are too wide. I think I would place the Miyata as the most painful, then the torker as slightly better, then the viscount!? as most comfortable. For years it has been no secret to cyclists that a hard seat is far more comfortable for distance than a soft one. I have never tried an air converted seat, it definately seems to be the exception to the rule. I know that after 10 minutes on the Miyata I am hurting, and after two hours I wish I were dead. Whereas I can ride my viscount forever.
You are a nut. But you’re in good company. Your preference for the shape and size of the Torker seat just suggests that you are physiologically slightly different from those who prefer otherwise. They seem to be the majority, however.
As for hard seats being known to be more comfortable for the long haul by cyclists, those would be BI-cyclists. They tend not to have much weight on the seat and even then for only short periods of time. Airseats on unicycles are much more comfortable.