Hello from Saskatchewan, Canada

Hey, my name is Brendan, or Brendy, or Bren, or just B if you’re lazy :stuck_out_tongue:

I am from Saskatoon, a ‘city’ in Canada that feels more like a town.

I have very little unicycling experience. I found myself staring at a cheap, yellow 16" Uni a few years back, and now I’m learning on it before I upgrade to something I can commute on!

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Welcome. Going to say, look for a 20" and you might find it easier to learn on!

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I definitely need a taller seat post for mine, but I’m hoping to skip the “learner” sizes and go straight for a 26”! Probably not the optimal path, but that’s my plan for now :slight_smile:

26 is a great versatile size. I used a geared 26 for commuting to U of S from the Broadway area.

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Almost sounds like what I did last year: buy a used 18 inch because I did not know about uni wheel sizes. After learning to ride and free mount I went for a 26" beginners muni after 3 months, on which I had to relearn stuff for two days. Also did some commutes so far, while the little one is for practicing. So everything will work out for you! Keep up your good mood! :laughing:

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26" can certainly work for commuting. I regularly commute on a 26". How you set it up will depend on the conditions of your commute and how quick you want/need to be (plus distance). My own commute varies between 6 and 10km depending on which route I want to go. It is relatively hilly but I can use paved roads and cycle paths all the way. It is enough for me to simply use 89mm cranks and a road style tyre. This lets me to spin fast enough to get a reasonable speed.

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maybe you should put longer cranks on it and a heavier wheel. Then you can enjoy the ride more. Ur riding a unicycle, how fast do you really wanna be. :stuck_out_tongue:

This weekend I did 12km on the KH26. It is one of my fave unis. Very easy to mount and I’ve been practicing hopping with it. Handles very nice.

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Oh I am not disagreeing with you. :wink:

Certainly how people unicycle and want they find fun it is highly individual.

Yep, 26" is a pretty nice size IMHO. Not too big and not too small. Yes the range of “cool” tyres for offroad is decreasing but it seems that are still some interesting ones, and for road style tyres I think it still has the upper hand on 27.5". 26" certainly still has life in it yet.

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I think those of us who still have a 26" and prolly also a 29" might not consider so much to also get a 27.5". On both of them I have about a thousand kms on them each in the past 6 years. Sometimes I wonder when they need replacing. The brake of the 29" started leaking and the tire is beginning to get thinner. For the 26" I needed a new wheel at some point because somehow a piece broke off the flange. Now it is creaking too, which might be the pedals. Don’t know yet. Don’t want to go to the LBS again and feel stupid that I hadn’t tightened the crank bolts enough, which I now have ^_^.

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Learn on this one, and you will have bragging rights!

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I am from Saskatoon too! And my first unicycle was a 16" yellow unicycle too! But ditch that as soon as you can, a 16" is hard to learn on. I now have a 20", 2X24", a 26" and a 29". The 26 is the one I ride the least actually, the 29" is the best for commuting for me (I can’t go any bigger, I am too short). Good luck!