I didn’t mean to posit this advice in absolute terms. Again, we’ve just found that aggressive, athletic types quickly move to a trials or MUni once they learn to ride, and they virtually never stick with their “learner” model past the initial stage. “In a matter of months” they will have outgrown a beginning model, and won’t be interested in converting said model into “a good unicycle.” I have a cheapo Chinese 24" incher that friends have learned on (no hopping allowed on this cheapo), and once they are good to go, they buy a “good one” to fit their needs.
This method has worked for us, but I understand other methods will work for others. Aside from banging up the seat, learning doesn’t stress a unicycle much at all, and for that reason we’ve found that any old model will suffice, and that it ultimately pays off to save your dough for a specialized uni (trials or MUni) rather than tricking out a “learner.”
I don’t know if anyone has already said this.(sorry if u have)
But I say get an '04 Torker LX because they are strong,
great for beginners, and since they have a flat crown you
can try a little bit of freestyle with them also.
The only problem is if you don’t want a 24 inch
and your budget isn’t letting you get anything
I also reccomend trying the '03 Torker LX.
(It’s what I learned on)You can’t really try
any freestyle with this one though.
This one runs just a little bit under $100 with S&H.