Ok so my juggling club got allocated the funds to buy a new unicycle from our university. We have $150 (USD) to spend on it. Yeah I know I would have asked of 1300 and gotten the KH muni but I had no say in the budget last year.
The primary dutey of this Uni is going to be take years oh beatings from people learning to ride, and perhaps some beatings from thoes of us that can ride when we dont want to mess up our uni’s. (the 150 mark might be able to be pushed up by a few dollars if needed but nothing over 200 after shipping)
We still have yet to decide on wheel size or anything else for that matter so any ideas are welcome Thanks
Skip the United and go with the Semcycle so you can take advantage of that flat crown. Another option is the Torker, which is a decent uni for the price. You could even get two of those with your budget. Of course upgrade the seat on all those to either the viscount or even the Miyata if your budget allows.
We recommend the Torker 20" for all the beginning unicyclists in our club unless it’s a larger adult. Then we recommend maybe a 24" or other options depending on the needs. There have been at least 35 Torkers mailed to Rochelle over the past year or so. As Gilby mentioned, the key is the flat crown and inexpensive. I think you’ll see one-footed skills come quickly before more extreme stuff that require stronger components. Ben and Brad performed their UNICON freestyle routines on Torkers with upgrades to a Miyata air seat, freestyle pedals and a Primo “The Wall” tires.
RE: Good Club Unicycle any suggestions
> Ok so my juggling club got allocated the funds to buy a new unicycle
> from our university.
So are you limited to the kinds of unicycles your university sells?
> The primary dutey of this Uni is going to be take years oh beatings from
> people learning to ride, and perhaps some beatings from thoes of us that
> can ride when we dont want to mess up our uni’s.
The second use sounds rather selfish, and is in conflict with the first use.
For $150 you can only get a “basic” unicycle, and should not beat on it any
more than the people learning to ride, to make sure you get your money’s
Since it’s for college students learning to ride (not kids), I go with
Gilby’s suggestion of the Sem XL, since it has the bigger seat. Make sure
you get the Viscount or Miyata seat, which will hold up better to drops.
Since it’s for learning, get the 20". Unless you’re outside, where it’s more
of a 50/50 between 20" and 24".
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
“If we are what we eat, then I’m easy, fast, and cheap!”
Any news on the Schwinn 24"? I heard they were going to be remaking them this fall, any date on that??