So I’m ebaying off some old coins right now and I’ll soon have some “play money”, and since I’ve become obsessed with unicycling, guess what I’m gonna buy. That’s right, a new uni! (or two!)
Here’s what I have:
Torker LX 24
KH 29 XC
(and my daughter has a United 16")
My experience is limited to mellow single-track, lots of road miles, and some (paved) hill climbing. I can hop a little, but no other tricks.
I want to do some skateboard ramps, hopping & dropping. Especially hopping, as I want to be able to apply that to Muni. I also eventually want to learn more trixy stuff, idling, grabs, grinds, one-foot, ww, etc. I’ll never, however, do any air more than 4 ft, (wimpy!).
I’m thinking of a Torker DX 20". The price is right at less than US$200.
Would this be all the trials/street uni I’ll ever need?
Would I ever be sad I didn’t get a 3" wheel-compatible trials uni?
I think instead of a Torker DX, you should get a real trials uni, with a 2.5" tire. not necessarily a good one…possibly a bad one, in fact. but a fat tire would help a lot with hopping, and dropping.
I recommend either the Nimbus 20" http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=744
I would say the DX would be great for what you want to do, a 2.5" tire DOES make some stuff easier, but for what your describing I wouldnt worry about getting it down to details like that. THe DX hub will hold up to way more than a 4 foot drop, so you wont have to worry about that part. But if you have the extra money, go for the 2.5 trials.
I think that it is a perfect Muni for someone that wants to cruise along off road. It has been a joy to ride. When I was getting ready to buy one, I got recommendations to purchase a Muni with a splined hub because I would eventually break it. I haven’t broken it yet and don’t see it happening in the near future. You are about the same age as I am. Unless you are a lunatic rider, it may be a good choice for you.
well, bedford light duty doesn’t have splined cranks, so it’s not as strong as a DX. KH vs bedford is mainly a question of frame, if you’re talking about the old KH. The new KH has a different hub than the bedford (kh-onza vs. KH old style), and an aluminum frame. I personally would reccomend a Qu-Ax, an Onza, or a better Bedford. I don’t like the DX so much, but I don’t really know waht you want.
If you want to do MUni, I’d reccomend the Nimbus or Qu-Ax 24".
On second thought, I’d recommend a MUni in most cases. I do trials on my MUni, and I think that for learning hops and drops for MUni, you’d be better off with a uni that could, well, be a MUni…
so I’m saying Qu-Ax 24", probably. It’s strong, it’s got a nice tire, it’s got a nice seat, and it’s not too expensive.
Well, I saw this ad and it was more than I could bear, so I bought it. It’s only a Torker DX and not a real trials, but it’s a good sturdy 20 for the price ($158!) and my daughter will grow into it pretty soon and can use it for a Muni.
I still have enough leftover ($500 ish) to get something else good.
So now I can get a 24X3 Muni and leave the Big Apple on my KH29. Or switch the knobby back onto my KH29, make that my Muni, and get the Coker.
If you want a better trials tyre for your torker dx get an onza sticky singers 20x2.4 and yes onza make a sticky fingers for 19" rims but the one im talking about fits on a normal 20"rim. in fact it is the biggest tyre you can fit on a 20" rim. I am not entirely sure if this tyre will fit in the torker frame and i am thinking of buying a torker dx and this tyre so could you please tell me wether or not this tyre will fit either here.
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as for your other dilema i would put the knoby on the kh for sure and get a coker because everyone says how great cokers are and this way you would have a decent trials uni, a great muni, and a coker cant go wrong!