I had been looking at getting a better street cycle, probably the SemCycle XL 26". However, on Monday, Chris and I went offroad unicycling. It was my first time. I am totally hooked, and so my plans for getting another street cycle are being shelved for now. After all, my united trainer works fine as a street cycle (though I do wish I had a 26").
What should I look for, as a beginner, in an offroad unicycle? I weight 240 lbs, and I am 6’1".
I don’t want to spend $1000 on a unicycle, or more, but I might be willing to spend up to $600 or $700. Oh, and I will be buying from Unicycle.com. So, my price range pretty much eliminates the profile cycle, and definitely eliminates the Hunters, and all but the low end of the Wilders.
I just don’t know where to start.
I do know that I won’t be doing too many hops or drops … I havent even learned to hop yet. I will only be doing what I need to do to get through the trail and enjoy it. I’m not one of those out looking for maximim punishment on the trail, I just want to be able to ride.
I will answer any other questions, if you can think about anything you want to know that might help your recommendations.
One specific question I have is this: since the Miyata seats are on back order now, what is the next best (or are there better?) seat to get for offroad riding? I rode 3 hours on my Miyata seat with no troubles.
Thanks for your help,