First off I’d like to say hello. If you haven’t all ready guessed, I am new to the forums and I hope I don’t anger anyone.
I am not new to the unicycle and have been riding for about a year and a half now. Unfortunately I have been limited greatly by my lack of funds and proper equipment and have not been able to do much.
I learned on a Torker Unistar (24 inch) (which is not able to handle much of anything but riding) and later progressed to a Avenir unicycle (20 inch) off of amazon which allowed me to complete some minor trials and minor off road riding.
Now that the Avenir is broken and I have some money saved up I have been doing extensive research pertaining to a new set of wheels…er wheel.
I am currently focused on two unicycles a 26inch and 29inch.
I plan to use this new cycle for offroad purposes but also some commuting as well as I am going off to college soon and would like something to get around the town with while also being able to explore local woods and such.
Having traversed my town on nothing more than a 20inch for the longest time I realize that anything larger will be a blessing, but what I am really after is a unicycle that is the best of both worlds. Something that does in fact give me that ability to easily ride the trails while also allowing for an easy ride through the town.
Some questions I have are:
Although the 26inch is a smaller wheel, i have read through numerous threads and have been told there isn’t much difference in terms of off roading or riding through town. Is that true?
Are the two both sturdy off road unicycles or is one more adept than the other? I guess what I am saying is, will one buckle or bend because it isn’t meant for much trail riding?
Is the 26inch better with jumps while the 29inch is simply for riding marked trails?
And BTW I’m looking at the Nimbus and KH 26 and 29 inch. Nimbus is obviously cheaper but it had me wondering if it lacked quality or if KH was simply more expensive because of the brand name it carried?
Thank you all for any answers you give and once again, thanks for allowing me to join these forums