Thats a freaking awesome uni at a great price. I just got the 19" trials version. It will hold up perfectly for you - especially if you upgrade the cranks to the KH moments for $50 dollars - it will be up there with the strongest unis on the market. The cranks which come stock on it are good but for a bigger guy such as yourself they may bend a bit after a few bigger drops. I’d definitely say the $50 upgrade for the KH cranks is more than worth it.
If you are having trouble deciding between this 26" muni or the smaller trials size a good happy medium may be the 24" nimbus muni. It will be a little slower than the 26" but a little bit more versatile when stuff gets more technical.
Thanks Brain O. I was looking at the Torker or Nimbus and I think I’ll get the Nimbus from your post, with the KH moments when I start get into bigger drops or they nimbus cranks bend. My $20 craigslist early 70’s 20" Schwinn days are numbered (to much play between the wheel and the crank arm), but it did do its job for two months and get me into unicycling. Still debating on the 24" or 26", though, I’m thinking 26". right now my goal is to ride the Denver Tour de Fat with it so the extra speed will be nice, but I’m a avid mountain biker and I can see that MUning is in my future.
Give me a little more time and then I think it would be great to get some rides in, maybe this winter or next spring. I should have my new nimbus 26er around thanksgiving. I’m still at the stage that each time I go out for little bit of time, I see big gains in ability. I stalled for the first time with it to wait for some people to pass on the sidewalk.
Yes a 26" wheel will be weaker than smaller wheels, but to be honest it’s most likely to be the cranks rather than the wheel that break. With good form several foot drops should be no problem, that ISIS hub is damn strong. You could always upgrade to KH moment cranks in due course if the nimbus ones fitted feel like a liability, as they’re both ISIS they will slip right on.