So I rode a few years ago, but never really got started and could never ride unassisted. I had a sun flat top and had to leave it behind when I moved.
I want to learn to ride and I know that I’m jumping ahead of myself with flatland, when I haven’t even learned to ride yet. However, I want to get a uni that I don’t need to upgrade quickly when I do finally learn. I was wondering if you can do flatland on a club unicycle from UDC. I tried to search the forums and goggle and couldn’t find anything. Any thoughts? Or should I go for the Numbus II? Thanks!
You would want a unicycle with ISIS cranks to do flatland stuff; anything that involves jumping off and back onto the unicycle is really hard on cranks and hub. I don’t think any of the Club brand unicycles have ISIS cranks, even the trials unicycle. They all have the weaker “cotterless” style.
I’m a total beginner at flatland stuff, but when I try to work on unispins and crankflips, I use my ISIS unicycle. I bent the hub on my cotterless unicycle just doing small hops and such, and don’t want to replace it again.
The Nimbus II will be the better choice out of the two for the reasons Mr.Impossible mentioned. While the hub on the Club is actually of nice quality it is the cranks that will suffer. I feel pretty confident that the CrMo hub won’t bend too easily, but the cranks are low quality (read as: they will bend and break).
Over time you may want to rebuild the Nimbus wheel with a stronger rim as your skills develop, but otherwise it should be a decent flatland uni.
The hub is still pretty weak, I had a club and I snapped the spindle. You defiantly should go for ISIS.
I agree that ISIS would be the ticket for flatland. That said I wonder if you had the CrMo hub on your club. I noticed that some of them have a “hardened steel hub”, and others have the “CrMo Hub”.
It’s moot in the end, Splines win for the kind of abuse crank flips will put on the uni.
It was definitely the CrMo hub, I had a picture.
yup you guys raise good points, but for perspective a friend of mine has a club 20" and he bent a crank ~25 degrees hopping one day. ya get something that’s ISIS so you can have tougher cranks!
The other option is to do what most beginners do, which is to start with a basic all-around uni like a Club, and then buy that “next” unicycle when your skills start taking you in those directions.
It’s good to have a spare uni. The hard part is knowing when to stop beating on your learner uni and bite the bullet for the stronger one. If you absolutely know you’re going to work on Flatland though, it’s fine to go straight to a Nimbus or similar.