I'm new!

Hello all! I’ve been reading the forums for the last week and just decided to join.
I must say that the random question gave me quite a hard time. Not sure if I’m just stupid or what. Anyways, I’m here!

A little about myself. I ditched my bicycle (sorry for using the b word) when I was 14. Rode on and off for a couple years, now back for good. I hope to use unicycling to show off, exercise and have fun. (Rumor has it that it’s good for all three.) I’m hoping to learn some freestyle tricks and maybe a little jumping.

I’d like some advice on getting my next uni. I bought this last week and I like it though I am currently a bit sore from the seat. I JUST got back from picking up some cycling shorts with a gel patch over the… sensitive… area. I hope it helps. That’s what a few years of inactivity will do I guess!

Anyways, this is currently in the mail. Apparently the ISIS cranks are a substantial upgrade. So I have the orange one for the gym and a grey one for outdoors. But these are Torkers so I won’t be jumping with them (or any freestyle uni). So I’m wondering, which trials or street uni should I get? Price isn’t an issue. $500+ is a little much for one uni for me though, especially as I’m used to getting 3 or 4 Torkers for 500.

Is there a meaningful between this and this?

I’ll probably also pick up a perfect freestyle uni while I’m at it. Thoughts?

If anyone lives in upstate NY I’d love a riding buddy!

Why would you buy another freestyle uni when you’ve got an LX pro?
Anyhow your torkers should be tough enough to learn hopping.

There are three differences between those nimbus 19" unis. The saddle, the frame and the crank length. The street uni has a nimbus gel saddle (instead of flat) and a frame with a flatter crown (compare pics of the two frames and you’ll see what I’m talking about). The street one also has shorter cranks.

Welcome to the forum.

I agree with Shmolagin about the Torker. Unless you want to get a seriously top end specialty uni like a Nimbus Ti Freestyle with an Eclipse aluminum hub I can’t imagine doing better than the LX Pro.

With the Nimbus trials uni’s it’s really a toss up. Mostly it comes down to preference. I like the look of the Street frame more than the older style Nimbus 2 frame on the Vegas.

I’ve never had the Nimbus flat saddle, so I have no opinion about it. The Nimbus Gel has ample padding, and it benefits from user modifications like flattening. Off the shelf I find it pretty uncomfortable (still maybe better than the Torker saddle). I understand that the LX Pro has a different saddle than a regular LX. If that’s true it may be a decent saddle (I have no idea).

I am new here too and haven’t bought a unicycle yet. I saw that 20" LX Pro on ebay as well and considered buying it. Was looking for a 24" LX originally and wasn’t quite sure that the 20" would be better to learn on instead of the 24" for me. I am 6’2" tall and currently 250 pounds (losing weight to eventually 210) and over 50. The 24" LXs are arriving soon - most sellers are out of stock. Not interested in tricks but do want to have a comfortable seat. Is the LX Pro seat more comfortable? Is a higher pressure tire of the Pro better than the LX tire?


What town do you live in?

Because my OCD kicked in and I wanted something that is more durable/spectacular than I need. :stuck_out_tongue:

Good to know!

Thanks for the reassurance!!

How can it have ample padding and be uncomfortable at the same time?

Judging by your weight and height I would recommend a 24" especially if you’re not interested in doing tricks. A 20" might be easier to learn on for someone who is shorter but from your height I don’t think it would be any harder to learn on a 24". Plus the seatposts on 24" unicycles are taller and you will want the seat as high as possible when learning.

I’ll let you know when I get the LX Pro if the seat is more comfortable than the LX’s.

Probably, but I would still go with the 24 inch tire if you are not interested in tricks.

Plattsburgh, just south of Montreal. I really wouldn’t mind an hour long drive to ride with someone else though!

How can it have ample padding and be uncomfortable at the same time?

It’s the kind of padding, where it’s placed, and the shape of the saddle.

The shape of the saddle that has the most to do with comfort. Comfort is a personal thing and I think extra padding plays into the psychology of it, but doesn’t address the real issue. Some people prefer seats that have more padding, some people prefer less. Opinion is the guide here, and you will only know what’s good for you after trying something that you like.

I have a somewhat flattened Nimbus Gel that improved greatly from the modification. I plan on taking it apart and pushing it all the way flat one day, but for now I can put miles in on it without any trouble. Now that it’s flat[ter] the padding on the Nimbus Gel is actually pretty comfortable.

In its original form I was uncomfortable within blocks of my house. The thought of doing any real distance on it sounds painful.