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Old April 27th 04, 08:37 PM
Ares
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Hi!
I'm new to this. I want to buy my first unicycle. My question is: How do
I choose the right size of unicycle? Is the difference in wheel diameter
the deciding factor or is that a matter of preference? My inseam is 32",
I'm 5' 10" tall. Any recommendations as to manufacturer of a decent
beginner's make?


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Old April 27th 04, 09:41 PM
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I would strongly suggest a Black Torker as the first uni. They're
inexpensive and good quality. As for size, I found it easier to learn on
a 20" wheel, then I switched to a 24".


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Old April 27th 04, 10:12 PM
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Black torker all the way. 20 or 24, I don't think there is much of a
difference in tearms of learning time. If anything, the 20 might be a
little faster to learn on, but the 24 is much faster to ride.

Daniel


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Old April 27th 04, 10:49 PM
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You can learn on any unicycle. However, I strongly recommend a 20 as a
first uni.

Later, you can "tune it" to suit your style of riding. A fat tyred 20
can be good for a bit of muni and cross country, is idea for trials, and
a 20 is the best size for freestyle.

Also, if you decide to buy a second uni, then choosing one at the end of
the spectrum (20 is the smallest common size) means that you can choose
one noticeably different (e.g. a 28/29). If you buy a 24 first, a 20 is
only a little bit smaller, and a 28 isn't that much bigger, if you see
what I mean.

Also, if the worst happens and you hate it, a 20 will be easier to
sell.

So, I suggest, buy a 20 inch from a unicycle specialist, rather than a
local bike shop. Later, upgrade it with shorter cranksa ndbetter
pedals. Find out what you enjoy, the choose your next uni to suit your
own tastes.


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Old April 27th 04, 10:55 PM
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I see a few people recommending the black Torker, good choice. I've
heard some things about the chrome Torker rusting or something of the
sort (maybe someone who knows more could elaborate) so be sure to get
black.


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Old April 27th 04, 11:03 PM
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choose a good one


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Old April 27th 04, 11:11 PM
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Thanks for the info. So a Black Torker it is. 20"


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Old April 27th 04, 11:49 PM
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20" may be a little easier for the learning process, but your choice
should be more based on what you want to do with the uni once you learn
to ride it. For tricks and Trials, 20" is just right. But if you want to
go places, you'll want something bigger.

24" is a good all-around size, but still not the best if your main focus
is getting from A to B.

For more background on what you might do with various unicycle types,
check this out:
http://www.unicycle.com/Education.asp


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Old April 28th 04, 12:36 AM
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just dont get a savage...the seats are so uncomfy you won't want to
ride.

-grant


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Old April 28th 04, 02:57 PM
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Ares wrote:
Hi!
I'm new to this. I want to buy my first unicycle. My question is: How
do I choose the right size of unicycle? Is the difference in wheel
diameter the deciding factor or is that a matter of preference? My
inseam is 32", I'm 5' 10" tall. Any recommendations as to
manufacturer of a decent beginner's make?


Coker, Coker, Coker, Coker...

Just kidding, learning on a Coker is for crazy people.*

Learning goes fastest on a 20".







*like me


 




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