I want to start riding unicycles and I want to know a good one thats also cheap and good for doing tricks
Honestly, ive had my Torker lx for years, it has held up great, for a beginner it will be great. They are about $140 New. People will tell you you need a kris holm with upgraded everything. But that’s just ridiculous at $600. Even though im sure i will own one myself eventually…
Thanks for the info. Is this a good uni:
Also, what is a good wheel size for doing tricks?
I started out on an Avenir DLX that I got from Amazon for about $70 bucks. I bought it a year ago and it is still serving me well. It is a great trainer that is easy to learn on. I have hopped on it, ridden off curbs with it, learned how to idle with it, learned how to ride “seat out” with it, etc. Even though I now have 3 unicycles, I still think it was the perfect choice for a beginner. Once you get good enough to where you are ready to experiment with tricks or MUNI, then you’ll know more about what you need for your next UNI. When learning the basics of riding, there is no reason you need a $300 or $600 UNI in my opinion.
As for the size, I would definitely start out on a 20 inch for learning.
I’d say 20" is the right size to start with.
It doesn’t have to be expensive, but don’t go to cheap. An uncomfortable saddle for example can slow down progress a lot.
Looks like a decent uni for learning. Since it doesn’t have a handle, light trials and some tricks will be a little harder.
I wouldn’t do lots of hopping or down much more than a curb.
20 is the better for tricks and light trials, 24 would be better for cruising and light Muni.
My first uni was a lot cheaper than that - £30 (about $50) from Lidl (a discount supermarket). Still going strong, and I use it to do a lot of practice and learning new stuff - plenty of hopping! Depends what you mean by tricks - if you can’t yet ride, then I presume you don’t have anything too radical planned. Just buy cheap and when you get into it you’ll get more idea of what you really want. I don’t regret for a moment getting one so cheap - seriously thinking about getting a proper hardcore 20" (19"?) machine to replace it, but then I might never have ever tried if I’d had to spend lots of money to start.
Yeah I have the Torker LX and it’s a beast. I’ve put it through many light trials and a couple considerable drops and its still goin strong. I saw the 2012 model on Amazon for $109
I’d say that Avenir thing is too expensive for a beginner unicycle and too cheap for anything advanced. You won’t get a decent rim for that price and I wouldn’t trust the saddle or the cranks either.
Get a decent Freestyle starter uni, that’ll be cheaper and won’t promise you things it cannot deliver.
I am surprised that no one asked the weight of the individual looking to begin unicycling. This may be the most important factor. Sure cheaper unicycles are great in general to learn on if you are more on the lighter side but, if you’re a little on the heavier side then you may not have it long enough to do much of anything; even learn on it. Slightly pricier uni’s will usually have the added strength (needed even for a beginner) because of his or her weight. The frames will have better welding, stronger cranks, hubs, double walled rims etc. One may want to consider this when buying even a “learner” unicycle. Also I might add, there is an advantage to being a tad on the heavier side, in that taking the route of a pricier unicycle for the added support and SAFETY issues, you won’t need to waste more money upgrading later when you become hooked. You will become hooked.
We’re the choir on here. You have to acknowledge the possibility that somebody buying a uni might give up before working out how to ride (one of the reasons I was reluctant to spend too much - I had to buy my own because mrs aracer refused to get me one as a present because it would never get used).
thank you every one for these answers really helpful. im getting the avenir deluxe 24 inch!
I hear that aracer. My suggestion was not for everyone though. Yes, ideally an inexpensive route for a beginner can be a good start. I was just making a point for heavier people. Unfortunately for them, cheaper means there will be a lesser weight capacity that it will support which can be dangerous even while learning. So the bigger folk may need to go pricier for the strength that a more quality build would provide. You will lose interest no matter what if the Uni bends,cracks, or breaks before you even get cruising.
Can I hear the choir sing? we are the choir…
We’re the choir on here. You have to acknowledge the possibility that somebody buying a uni might give up before working out how to ride (one of the reasons I was reluctant to spend too much - I had to buy my own because mrs aracer refused to get me one as a present because it would never get used).[/QUOT
First, try and comprehend what is really being conveyed before you pull something out of context and post it alone as if that was the only thing that was being said. Obviously people lose interest in things , I was just having fun with the phrase “you will be hooked”. You just chose to pull that sentence out. The point, which you totally chose to overlook, was very valid. Oh, and “the choir” really?
Really man? This is a first time Uni-buyer and you reply to him with “your mom”? This forum is wack.
I liked your previous couple of replies a lot more.
QUAX 20" Cross, very reasonable price with strong ISIS hub so so you can upgrade the cranks to KH Moments when you need.