Street and trials unicycles are pretty much the same. The pedals are the only difference I can think of. They’re all built to be very strong. What’s your budget? Maybe we can recommend something in your price range.
I’m willing to pay $300-350 or so… which seems to be about the going rate on unicycle.com for various models/manufacturers. I’m wondering, however, what makes one uni better than another. For example, are there different quality of ISIS hubs/cranks between manufacturers? I’m just looking to get the best deal for my money.
The Impact Reagent looks good at that price. I like that it comes with KH spirit cranks + rollos. I also really like that tire, which has become hard to get in the U.S. It looks like a really good deal.
Don’t get anything with a KH hub. There are tons of threads on this forum about how they make loud noises and then die, from 2004 to the present. Nimbus and Impact are both good, in my experience, and a lot less expensive.
Street unis have flat frames, so they’re good for foot up tricks. They’re also supposed to be better for street stuff like riding down stairs, crankflips, rolling hops, etc. They generally come with the shorter cranks, 125mm
If you’re gonna ride alot of skinnies get longer cranks, like 137mm (standard for trials). Trials frames are forked rather than flat–this is so you can do BIG drops and not have it break. But, street and trials will both hold up no problem as long as you’re not doing 5ft drops every day for a year…
I purchased a Nimbus Equinox Street 20" about a month ago and love it. I am sure there are better ones out and I look forward to the day my skill level requires me to up grade, but for now I think it is awesome!