Bear is now riding off road, popping his way over roots and swishing through sand. It’s rather incredible to see this progress. He wants a muni and I’m inclined to get him one.
He’s about 50 inches tall. I am thinking of getting him a 20" trials and cutting the frame down. His legs are not long enough for a 24" tire. Are there knobby tires for the torker dx? That’d be an inexpensive option that would work.
He’d benefit from a grippier tire and a larger wheel. He’s currently on a 16" torker.
the unicycle can’t be too heavy for him. he’s only 60 pounds. Cost is of issue, of course.
Your thoughts on the matter? What’s a mom to do?
Also we’re going to nationals, are there any deals on unis there?
Yeah for a Kid his size id say a 20" trials uni will do him alright. Im 5’4" and i ride some Muni on my trials(its very slow thought:P) As for fitting a tire for the 20"Torker LX maybe a Maxxis Maxdaddy would work. its a 20x2.25" tire and its pretty grippy.
Yes, there are TONS of BMX type tires that would work just fine on the LX. Just go to any bike shop and look at the BMX tires they have. Doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just make sure it’s not too wide to fit in the LX frame. I think anything under 20X2.3 would work.
Tue from Cornwall came riding with us recently, with his son Tom. Tom is 8 and rides a 20" freestyle unicycle with a knobbly tyre. He was riding as well as most people on 24x3 or 29 tyres and pretty close to as fast, so what you’re thinking of will work fine.
The 19" trials unicycles are okay, but if you ride anywhere muddy and wet they’re not so good, as the tyres aren’t knobbly enough.