I started off with a CX because it was the cheapest and I didnt know anything about unicycling when I first got it…and then I got my LX, which is still in relatively good condition…and then I got my 28" Sun, which now has a bent rim…and then I got my Nimbus Hoppley, which is perfectly intact thanks to it’s incredible strength…
But yeah, the LX is strong enough to do quite a bit on…
I’ve rode off of picnic tables and out of pickup truck beds on mine .
Its a real close call between the Torker LX and the new Club Freestyle from UDC. I think I’d put my money on the Club Freestyle, its got a much stronger frame and I believe the hub is wider which makes up for the fact that its 36 spoke instead of 48. The wheels should be relatively equal in strength, the seat on the club looks like it has a better shape. The club also looks a lot cooler I think.
much stronger frame? what makes it stronger? and i believe the lx has a better hub/cranks than the club. it’s a little hard to say, udc doesn’t give much info on the club, but the brand new 20" torker lx’s use what appears to be the old dx frame w/ one improvement: the headtube is reinforced at the base where they always used to break. the crank arms on the club look like the real cheap steel kind, and the hub kinda reminds me of the one on the cx. (the frame looks pretty cool, but i don’t think that outweighs the benefits of the lx.
The club has a Nimbus II frame but has 40mm bearings so maybe it uses shims. I’d go with the Club if I couldn’t afford a Nimbus II trials with SIS, and down the road update it with a better wheel set.
With the Torker LX you’re stuck and when the time comes that you want to upgrade to a tougher 20" you’ll wind up having to buy a complete uni and stick the LX in a corner to collect dust. If you go with the Club and it indeed can accept 42mm bearings which it should cause it has a Nimbus II frame, all you’ll need is a better wheel set. Who knows, maybe you could get lucky and find the components at a deal on the trading post.
i was unsure what hub was being used. the torker uses a suzue hub, so it sounds like the club does have the better hub. it really seems like a pretty solid package, and they look sharp! i wonder how the rims and cranks compare…
Hmm, the Torker is single walled, steel, 48 spokes, and the Club is single walled, aluminium, 36 spokes.
I think the Torkers rim will hold up a bit better. The cranks I dont know though, I know the Torker uses steel and UDC doesnt say about the Club, but strength wise theya re going to be pretty clsoe I assume.
But either uni, you shouldnt be using it for too big of things. Ive seen and done 6 set on the Torker LX, but after a while the crank willb end, and the uni will slowly fall apart.
I disagree. The lx is a nice unicycle and cool looking too. I rode one a while ago and it was very nice for the price, plus the lx seat although uncomfortable has potential for tons of upgrades. Thats what I would reccomend. Good luck choosing:)