It won’t. I weigh what you do and I’ve bent the rim on my 26" Semcycle
XL beyond truing, and broken a spoke. I think we discussed this in a
previous post. My 20" with Sun Rhyno Lite rim seems to be holding up ok,
though. It has 125mm cranks on it, and they still seem to be straight.
The 26" has 150s on it, and they’re still straight as well, but I haven’t
done really high hops or big drops with it.
If you look at the United muni (
http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=124 ) it’ll say “suggested
rider weight 160lbs”. ONE SIXTY! You’ll definitely be needing to spend
money on good hardware.
4 of my riding buddies have United trials unis, 3 of them with the
Profile hub. I’ve seen a 160lb rider do repeated 5 and 6-foot drops with
his, and nothing has broken. The Profile hub and cranks have a lifetime
warranty on them, too. Break it, they’ll give you a new one. I’ve ridden
the trials unis, and they are really nice. The long (145mm) cranks make
for easy adjustments when riding, so it’s easier to practice idling and
riding backwards, from what I noticed. Only a few mountain unis have the
Profile hub, and they’re all expensive. The Hunter comes with it, as does
the Profile muni. The DM munis have splined hubs, but I don’t think
they’re Profile hubs. The DM ATU is a little cheaper than a Hunter or
Profile muni. The cranks that come on the Cordy muni have a neat
star-shaped design where the crank meets the hub. Looks like it would be
pretty tough. The Cordy has an aluminum frame, though, I don’t know how
strong it would be. Oh, Kris Holm’s KH24 is equipped with the Profile
hub, as well as the Wilder 6160C.
So, the lowest-priced super-tough uni would be a United trials uni with
profile hub. They’re no good for covering distance, though, because of
the small wheel and long cranks. It shouldn’t have a problem holding up
to your weight, though.
> Now that I have really been having a lot of fun on my
> unicycle, I am wanting to expand to having an offroad cycle and a
> freestyle cycle.
> My problem is that I’m 240 lbs in weight, maybe
> I currently ride a United Trainer with Miyata seat, for Large
> Adults. It is holding up just fine, but I don’t put much punishment on
> it, other than my weight. Will it hold up to a little hopping, do you
> More important, how should I go about buying cycles for
> freestyle and muni in mind, given my weight? Other than the trainer
> models, nowhere do I see weight mentioned.
> I certainly don’t want
> to spend $400-800 on a new cycle, or more, only to break it trying to
> rough it with my weight.
> Suggestions? Help? Any other large riders
> out there?
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