UW: 20" or 24" --> which is easier to learn

Hi,

I am about to get an Ultimate Wheel. It is going to be used by children (age group 10 to 16) mainly.

Q1) Which size is easier to learn on:
a 20" UW or
a 24" UW (or even a 26"?)

Q2) What about crank arm length (or distance from axle, if you prefer):
Is 5"
or 6" the length of choice?


Cheers,
Franz

The bigger wheel is definitely easier to learn on. For an adult I would say that 24" is a minimum. 26" or 27" is better. The age range you list a 24" is probably about right.

Not sure about crank lengths from memory. Sorry

Re: 20" or 24" --> which is easier to learn

Although 24" may be easier, my son learned on a 20" at his 10th birthday -
no problem. He tried it once or twice, then a month later, just got on and
rode. He rode a 27" one recently, which was scary to watch as it was taller
than his inseam.

—Nathan

“bbraf” <bbraf.dyi1y@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in message
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>
> Hi,
>
> I am about to get an Ultimate Wheel. It is going to be used by children
> (age group 10 to 16) mainly.
>
> Q1) Which size is easier to learn on:
> a 20" UW or
> a 24" UW (or even a 26"?)
>
> Q2) What about crank arm length (or distance from axle, if you
> prefer):
> Is 5"
> or 6" the length of choice?
>
> –
> Cheers,
> Franz