I know little about the device - especially because previous questions have gone unanswered.
. What is the “range” of an Ultimate Wheel?
I’d like to know how far riders who own them generally go. Has anyone done 10 miles on one? I know that the distance is based on the skill and fitness of the rider and terrain, etc., but I just want to get a general idea of how long one is typically ridden.
. How much better is a true Ultimate Wheel?
I have seen people ride just a crankset and wheel - at least that’s what I think I’m seeing in the Peck pictures. Is that more difficult because of the Q-factor? Should I purchase an Ultimate wheel, or just use the wheel from my uni?
. How hard is it to idle?
The type of riding that I will do will require 1-3 minutes of idling. Do legs “burn up” too quickly for that?
. What size should I purchase?
Please give a general overview of what the different sizes’ benefits are.
. Is there an ultimate wheel sold that has no vertical spokes?
I think I’d want one with “1 spoke” like the 20" version on unicycle.com, BUT, I’m guessing that I’d want to go with a 24" or 28" version. Has anyone seen a design that will give me 3" of space between the 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock positions on the wheel (in 24 or 28)?
. How durable are they?
I have decided against doing drops more than 12", but, I am heavy and always have problems with equipment breakage. Has anyone broken an Ultimate Wheel?
. Does anyone have one they want to sell?
Answers to these questions and any other information would be greatly appreciated. I am considering using an Ultimate Wheel in highly stressful situations - like extreme idling and I want to get an idea whether or not I should even go that route.