I’m a scuba diver and amateur weightlifter. I’m also short, around 5’10", and heavy ~280 lbs. would any of these hold me? I have heard that there is no uni that will hold my weight. I really don’t want to spend over $160 and www.craigslist.org has nothing in my area.
Eli, do you mind sharing why you think that? Did you break yours and what were you doing with it?
At your weight I would be hesitant to recommend any of those unicycles. They could probably all hold your wight just fine riding smoothly on a smooth surface but learning to ride is a whole lot rougher on the unicycle. I know it is a bit more than you want to spend but I would look at the Nimbus II with ISIS hub. It would save you money in the long run since you won’t need to be constantly replacing broken cranks etc.
It has a stronger frame, stronger hub, stronger cranks, stronger rim, more spokes, more standardized parts, a nicer seat, comes with a free magazine :), and is much more upgradable.
The Nimbus II seems like a good compromise. While it is a little more than I wanted to spend, it seems to be worth the price. I think I will wait and order this model as soon as I can afford it. I do however refuse to buy a $600+ Kris Holm as my first unicycle, as I think I would cry if I dropped it. I appreciate your advice. I’m sure that I will be posting MANY more questions in the months to come.
Two of my friends got them. One of them was around 120 lbs, and he was constantly stripping the cranks. The other guy was around 200 lbs, and he bent his axle all up from some little hops. I never had one, myself.
Hey, I got my Nimbus II last night. I just tried it out and it is a lot harder than it looks:) I like challenges and this is a challenge. I will be posting questions shortly, thank you for you patience in advance.