Okay folks, I searched through some of the threads here and have found about a million different opinions on beginner unis, so I figure I’ll muddy the waters just a touch more by starting this thread.
I’m brand spankin’ new to the sport, have never been on a uni in the past, but am determined that I’m going to learn to ride, since it’s something I’ve always been interested in. I’m 5’11", about 210lbs. I don’t anticipate I’m going to be doing any kind of tricks or anything for some time, so really I just need a basic uni that will be good for learning on.
Here’s what I’ve seen thus far, so please offer up any comments (either pro or con on any of these) that might help…
Torker Unistar CX-24" wheel size, steel rim (36 spoke), 300mm seat
post, free uni stand, $125
Torker Unistar LX-24" wheel size, alloy wheel (48 spoke), 300mm seat
post, free uni stand, $145
Dimension Unicycle 24" Street-aluminum wheel, 230mm seat post, $93
Sun 24" Unicycle-either a standard or a flat top, $76
CyclePro Avenir 24" unicycle - $85
So there’s the list so far. I don’t want to spend much more than $150 if possible, and would guess that you get more uni for $145 than you do for $85, but again, that’s why I’m putting it out to those with more knowledge and experience. Frankly if there is a cheaper one that will work fine, I’m cool with that. I’m also willing to shell out the cash for a quality one that will last, but again, don’t need anything that’s specialty right now.
Thanks in advance for any and all insight.
–The new guy