If you’re anything like me, you will not buy one unicycle to do these
things. My unicycle collection in order of purchase goes something
20" cycle pro – learned how to ride forward, freemount, idle, and go
24" schwinn – bought so I could return the above cycle to the friend I
was borrowing it from. Used transportation around campus. Learned idling
one-footed, seat-on-stomach, seat-in-front, and hopping on. Used for trail
riding (far from ideal for trails, but I had it, knew it was strong, but
also would not have been terribly disappointed if I broke it and had to
buy a new one.)
20" semXL – bought for the purpose of tricks, with no plans for trails,
or transportation. Learned: seat-in-back, one-footed riding,
wheel-walking, juggling while idling, suicide, kickup, side, backwards,
and a bunch of other mounts
36" coker – transpotation only. I almost never ride the schwinn now that
I have this.
24x3" muni – put this together last week. I’ve been spending too much
time at work to really test this one out, but it’s definitely going on the
hard trails as soon as I find them.
I can see myself buying a 20" trials style unicycle next, but time
I have omitted the unicycles I don’t ride with great frequency.
Also, be aware, I have been riding less then two years. However, I am an
insane college student who is currently on co-op, and being paid well at
So, to summarize: I recommend 24" if you are going for an all-around
unicycle. As you get farther into things (like with any hobby) you will
realize you want to spend more money on more specialized equipment. As for
which brand to buy, I have no experience with miyata (except for their
seats, which are great.) I have been very happy with my semcycleXL.
> wrote: I’m interested in unicycling, and I want to buy a unicycle… The
> shop that’s around here carries Miyata and Semcycle… Which one is
> better? Why? My intentions are to ride on trails, but I would also like
> to eventually do the 10 skill levels (or as many as I possibly can…).
> Which wheel size would be better 20 or 24?
>Thanks for tolerating a newbie and for all your help
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