What would be your ideal trials uni?

I have read a few posts on the subject. There are several considerations, but
for the sake of discussion, let’s all be millionaires. And let’s also be
reasonable.

If money were little or no object, and if we could put the best parts together,
what would be the ideal trials uni?

First of all, I would guess a 20" uni. And millionaire or not, some parts just
don’t fit other parts.

Frame? Hub? Rim? Tire? Cranks? Seat? Other parts?

Thanks – David Stone

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Re: What would be your ideal trials uni?

My wish list:

  1. A Monty tire that is indoor safe (won’t mark floors)
  2. Short Profile cranks that are straight like standard unicycle cranks instead
    of cranks that angle out like bike cranks

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>From: david_stone@my-deja.com
>
>I have read a few posts on the subject. There are several considerations, but
>for the sake of discussion, let’s all be millionaires. And let’s also be
>reasonable.
>
>If money were little or no object, and if we could put the best parts together,
>what would be the ideal trials uni?
>
>First of all, I would guess a 20" uni. And millionaire or not, some parts just
>don’t fit other parts.
>
>Frame? Hub? Rim? Tire? Cranks? Seat? Other parts?
>
>Thanks – David Stone


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RE: What would be your ideal trials uni?

> Frame?

I think carbon or titanium would be nice. Or aluminum. One drawback of my DMATU
is the heavy steel frame and seat post.

This frame would not use round tubing, as it would be too wide around the tire.
Something oval I guess. For a more “reasonable” frame, you could use a strong
piece of banded steel, like an old Columbia unicycle frame (which should be
lighter and more elegant than a Schwinn).

> Hub?

DM or Profile/Poznanter. Something splined.

> Rim?

Monty. Wide. 20".

> Tire?

Wide. Non-marking a definite plus, but if it’s Trials we’re talking about, that
shouldn’t matter. I would love a white Monty tire…

> Cranks?

Straight ones, in a variety of lengths to fit rider preference.

> Seat?

Carbon, air, handle. For trail riding, add a suspension post.

> Other parts?

I suppose some pedals with teeth on the ends, for pedal grabs. If you use those,
you’re definitely not riding indoors… :slight_smile:

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