So, I bought a Torker CX 20" last Sunday (10 days ago) and after 5 days I was riding it (took me considerably longer than the 2 days it took me to learn to freeline skate) and now I’m getting better at turning and I’ve realized… I’m 6 feet tall! A 20" wheel won’t carry me at any sort of speed. (The CX, thankfully, is only about half an inch shorter than where my legs need to be with a seat fully up, so it hasn’t been hard to learn.)
So I’ve read the forums and I’ve seen that most people agree 29" is a good commuter, though I was thinking of a 36" since I’m already pretty tall. 29" is good for me if it’s going to be good for decently long trips (I have a 3 mile commute but would also like to go on 12 mile plus rides in the future).
So my question: what sort of 29" unicycle should I be looking into? Unicycle.com has “Nimbus 29-inch Touring Unicycle with ISIS hub” for $309, which isn’t out of my league… or I could save an extra couple weeks and splurge like mad on a Kris Holm for $700… which seems almost crazy.
Can I get a good weigh in on where I should purchase a 29" (or if I should go for a full 36" and where I’d find that) as soon as I’m pretty comfortable on my 20", and if so, what kind should I get, etc?
I’ve done a lot of reading (on splined hubs and etc etc) so I’m not uneducated, just inexperienced.
(Bonus question: after the 29", if I wanted to get one for muni… or if I bought the super expensive 29" would that be suitable for mountain at some point? Or should I just plan on collecting a ton of unicycles (which I am prepared for)…)