Second Unicycle

I’m still searching for my second uni.
I would like to go off road on trails, but don’t want a 3 inch tyre as I also want to ride pavement/sidewalk/road.

I noticed this at UDC.

I know it’s not ISIS but it would probably be more than strong enough for what I would be doing.
Only single walled, but has 38mm rim.
I would buy it without the seat and use the Nimbus gel saddle from my Nimbus II 20".
At £115 (British pounds) it seems like a good deal, while I gain experience and decide what type of uni I really want to do?

What do you guys think of this as an idea?
(Note: I weigh 160 lb )


Are you set to a budget for your next Uni?

I would like to suggest a little bit bigger wheel. 26 would be nicer to ride with greater tyre option or if you want to travel longer distances a 29er for you will give you a grin from ear to ear im sure

What ever you choose will be a great choice. Keep the 20" they are good fun for throwing in the car taking anywhere for playing and others to try!

All the best

For road use, the 152mm cranks are too long. The motion would be very slow and twitchy. For flat trails it would also be very slow. I agree with muni Tasmania. If your trail riding is going to be on level ground then the 29er would be a good buy. For road cycling the 29er gives you reasonable speed but is harder to mount. I do a rolling mount when mounting my 29er.
The 26er is a good all rounder provided the cranks are not too long.

Hope this helps.

Go the 29er, harder to mount but they are great road wise :slight_smile:

I don’t have a budget limit for my next uni, but I thought the 24 club would be good for light muni and some general urban cruising.
It would be cheap enough to leave in the car, for any ride opportunities.
I could then watch for my next serious muni once I new what type of riding appealed to me.

29" is not terrible hard to mount. Harder than a smaller uni ok yes. Think many XC muni’s roll 29 and mount everywhere offroad. With persistence it all becomes easier, faster, smoother and fun.

You will appreciate a 26er more than a 24" long term and be happier with a 29 if you want to go the distance and a little speed on the side.

Hey i would suggest a 36" but you will think i am just being silly. Infact they are soo much fun. Only thing is they dont like hills too much specially for muni but did i mention they are sooooo much fun. Even the UDC 36er looks ok. Flatten the saddle and its done.

Look at even a 5’ giraffe and then decide if a 36er is hard to learn to mount… Unigeezer has a great video on teaching mounting the 36er Uni.

Be interested knowing what you decide. Dont let ‘mounting Harder’ or a wheel size scare or mislead your decisions. If your heart is set on 24" then 24" will be best for you.
For a while :smiley:

My tuppence worth.
If you can see lots of trails that you will be riding every weekend then I’d go for a 26. If that is not the case then definitely go for the 29. It’s a great size for most things, obviously not perfect for any one thing…
I don’t have any convenient muni tracks so I have rarely got off the road whereas I can ride for miles on my 29, all the river bike paths :smiley:

Accept that sooner of later you will end up with a road and a muni :stuck_out_tongue:
(Which means you will end up wondering why you didn’t just bite the bullet and get a 36 :astonished: )



The only part I really worry about is the cranks. When u break/bend them, and u will, possible replacements, w/ a cotterless hub aren’t significantly stronger. Also if u get something that’s ISIS u can get double hole cranks (eg 125mm for road, 150 for Muni)

If u want the cranks to last don’t do drops and minimal hopping. Make sure the spokes are tensioned properly (two of my unis came w/ loose spokes), a bigger deal w/ that wheel than a real Muni.

I’ll buck the trend here and say go ahead and get the Club Muni if that’s what’s speaking to that special place in your soul. If you want it and you ride it, it’ll be worth it.

Actually what looks like the screaming deal on the site to me right now is the Deal of the Week on the 24" Hoppley Beginner unicycle. Buy a knobby tire for it, it’d still be half the price of the Club. But not if that’s not what you want, and maybe there’s some other key difference I’m not picking up on. And tire choices really do seem very limited for 24" wheels. No comparison to the 26" market or even what’s out there for 29ers now, so there’s that.

The recommendations here are mostly to jump straight up to whatever size wheel you’ll eventually be riding. Without having set out to do it on purpose, I seem to be doing it more like what you’re proposing, going progressively from one size to the next. Everyone’s experience is different, most folks started younger than we did, and sometimes people can be less than totally open about how much they struggled along the way. :slight_smile:

Good luck with it! Whatever you get, I hope it serves you well.

Oh how I’m hoping someone gives me this advice when I’m 65 years old. :slight_smile:

You won’t be diss appointed with a club 24 I thrashed my hoppley 24 learner took it offroad and is still in working order, the clubs are a pretty robust uni they come in cool colours too :slight_smile:

Thanks for the advice.

I suppose what I am really after is opinions on the unicycle itself, not the wheel size.
Whether the uni and wider tyre, 38mm rim etc will be suitable and strong enough for a mixture of light trail use (no drops) and general tooling around town/bike paths.

The Nimbus ll, 24" looks like a good unicycle. It has the Nimbus gel saddle which I find very comfortable. It has an ISIS hub which means that you can put on KH twin hole cranks which in effect would give you a choice of two gear,
making your unicycle more versatile for road/off road riding. The 125mm cranks are not too long. Yeah! The Nimbus ll, 24" unicycle. That should do it.

I bet everything but the cranks could take a a bit of abuse w/ good technique and maintenance (alternate foot frwd on drops up to a couple of feet, land streight, roll out).

Eventually you’ll break those steel cranks (or any other cotterless crank) even if you only hop a bit and ride up/down steepish hills. I’d switch them anyways to something a bit ligher and stronger, like QuAx freestyle or Nimbus Venture cranks.