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    Hello, I want to buy a unicycle and I don't know which size is better for me?
    I'm 5' 6" and 158 lbs.

    Thank you!

  • #2
    it depends on what you plan on doing with the unicycle. Do you want to do freestyle, Muni, Trials, Street, Distance, XC.....?
    "All unicycles are created equal, no matter what size, colour, or parts they may have."

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    • #3
      I'd say a 24" would be good in general.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by weird.abe
        Hello, I want to buy a unicycle and I don't know which size is better for me?
        I'm 5' 6" and 158 lbs.

        Thank you!
        I'm warning you now that if you get a 300mm seatpost on a bigger unicycle (I'm guessing 26" and up) you will have to cut it to be able to ride.

        If you don't know how to ride, start with a cheaper 20", then get a better unicycle in whatever size you want, or get a really good 20" or 24" and stick with it after learning on it.
        Last edited by SNES350; 2006-09-04, 04:29 PM.

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        • #5
          If you don't know yet what kind of uni style fits you, choose cheap basic 24" model. It's not bad to learn and gives you some more speed over 20".
          If you choose 24" pay attention to have cranks no shorter than 125mm.
          I'm adding this disclaimer because qu-ax 24" unicycles come with 114mm cranks by default and it makes learning a bit harder in general.

          have fun!
          -Jedrzej

          p.s. as others said you'll probably have to shorten the seatpost.

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          • #6
            What about this one?

            Torker 2006 CX CHROME Unistar 20"



            I want to buy from here
            I'm totally new to this, I have never ridden a uncycle.

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            • #7
              don't get that. that unicycle is crap. It shouldn't be made. don't get it.

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              • #8
                That's not a very good unicycle. But take into consideration what you might want to do. If you want to learn free style by all means get that one but if you want to get into trials or street you can find affordable coterless uni's. But I have never heard a good thing about the torker cx.
                Last edited by bcwheelriderguyhehehehehe; 2006-09-04, 06:09 PM.

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                • #9
                  Please recommend me of an affordable unicycle - preferably somethig affordable and that will ship to Israel.

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                  • #10
                    Torker LX or the Sun flattop 20 inch unicycles are great for learning on and progressing with.

                    You can find both of them for a cheap decent price online and on sites like ebay.
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                    • #11
                      Kh20...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by irvinegr
                        Kh20...
                        well, I suppose if you're rich $500 is good for "on a budget", lol
                        Now a self-employed world traveler.

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                        • #13
                          I liked the Torker LX 24" as my first uni. Affordable and fine for some off road trail riding, nothing big. I still use parts from it to supplement my other unicycles. But a 24" LX is too heavy for a lot of other riding styles. 20" might be easier to learn on and do tricks, then again it might not go fast enough if you plan to ride any distance.

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                          • #14
                            Based on my experience....

                            I don't have nearly as much experience as many people on this board. However....From the experience that I do have I can say that if you buy something cheap, it will be fine to learn on but you are guaranteed to want something better once you really learn to ride. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but something to consider. I started with the Torker LX 24''. I learned to ride, then started going off of curbs, stairs and rode a bit of smooth singletrack. Worked fine for this, but ended up buying a Torker DX 24'' to get something with a bigger tire and something MUCH stronger (splined hub and cranks). Now I want something better than that as my skills have improved. Probably going to buy a Kris Holm. Can't go wrong with the Torker LX to start with. You can find one cheap on ebay or unicycle.com. As mentioned before, you may have to get the seatpost cut off so that the seat will come down low enough for you. you can do this after it is delivered to you. This is no big deal though. Good luck!

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                            • #15
                              so heres the deal
                              get a 2005 torker DX for $200 (usd) (not sure they ship to israel?)LiNkAgE!!
                              or a torker LX 100 usd
                              the DX will last you many many years
                              the LX will, if you are very careful and don't ever do a trick on it


                              Originally posted by weird.abe
                              Torker 2006 CX CHROME Unistar 20"



                              I want to buy from here
                              I'm totally new to this, I have never ridden a uncycle.
                              that frame is bent
                              already
                              its brand new

                              those unicycles aren't all bad... but almost

                              the seat will render you hurting in a bad place to hurt

                              those tires weigh nothing
                              seriously
                              your mouse prolly weighs more than that tire
                              ok theres something positive about the CX

                              don't get it whatever you do
                              Last edited by skrobo; 2006-09-04, 08:45 PM.
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