I’ve been riding a 20" cycle. But I really like the idea of touring, and I know I’ll need a unicycle with a larger wheel.
Unicycle.com lists touring sizes as 26", 28" and 29".
Which size should I get?
I’ve never gone for long rides, but to me touring means riding on bike paths or country lanes for 30 min or an hour. I’m 5’ 9" and I guess the size I’d like is 29".
But here are some questions:
Are there any special skills needed to ride 26" 28" or 29"? I’ve ridden a 24", without any trouble, so I’d assume one simply gets used to the larger size wheel.
I assume that I’d mount using a post (I can just barely free mount the 20".)
I would expect falling off a larger wheel is going to hurt more than falling off a smaller wheel, simply because one is higher and going faster. Is this an issue worthing considering?
In reading the posts, I’ve been surprise to hear that a SMALLER crank size is preferred for touring. Did I get that right? A smaller crank means there is more force, but less leg motion than with a larger crank. But if one is climbing or descending hills, I’d think a longer crank is better. Comments?
Is the ride any different with different wheel sizes? I’ve noticed how much one feels the road riding a cycle. Is this affected by wheel size?
Any other issues worth noting?
Thanks so much for your thoughts.