Is there any way (besides used) to get a quality trial without spending $300-$400 dollars?
Keep an eye on used sources. Even on the trading post of the forums right now, I saw a nice looking trials for $150. If you want to spend less money you usually have to spend more time waiting for the right deal. Good luck!
Nope, and the Nimbus trials unicycles for $350 ish dollars are fantastic, i have ridden 3 different ones in the lats month and they were all lovely! I spent $230 on my first norco Muni 19" trials and it is a piece of junk!!!
Used i feel is the way to go