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  • Torker Lx 26"

    I am looking at buying a second uni and was thinking about the 08 TORKER lx 26". I am very impressed in the torker cx.
    Any imput is appreciated.



    UNIman7!!!

  • #2
    Any size wheel lx will be much better than a cx. You'll enjoy the extra speed
    Videos:
    Tr1alz
    2rialz
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    • #3
      the quality of the lx is unbeatable for the price. i have a 26", and it's been holding up amazingly. i would definitely reccommend it. what type of riding are you looking to do?
      android power.

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      • #4
        I was looking to get the 26" lx for mountian uni
        I use my 20" cx for the street

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        • #5
          it should hold up pretty well, are you going to do cross country, or do you want to do more technical stuff? you should be able to put at least a 2.3" tire on there. the next step would be something like this:
          http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/sho...3=Intermediate
          i currently have a 26", but generally most riders prefer a 24" for agressive riding, or a 29" for cross country.
          a smaller wheel is more maneuverable, but a larger wheel rolls over bumps easier and is faster.
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          • #6
            Mostly cross-country,But some tough sections (rocks and roots).
            The problem now with my 20" cx is whenever I hit a rock or sudden elavation change it throws me off the front.
            So the 26" lx should be better........Right?


            P.S
            Is the lx well made, sturdy.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by OneWheelLess
              you should be able to put at least a 2.3" tire on there.
              I tried to put a 2.10 on my LX26 and the tire scraped the frame a little.
              But that's not such a big deal. The smaller tires are lighter and easier to ride. I am very happy with it.

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              • #8
                If I remember right, the 26" LX comes with a narrower tire than the 20".

                As to the falling-off-frontwards-when-you-hit-a-bump problem, I have that, too. But that I think that's more learning how to deal with it than a unicycle problem. A bigger wheel should roll over some stuff easier, but then again, you have less leverage as you go over.

                My daughter's 20" CX has a narrower tire than the 20" LX (which is 20x2.125) and that may make some difference as well. I'm not sure if you can put a 2.125" tire on the CX.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by StephenH
                  If I remember right, the 26" LX comes with a narrower tire than the 20".

                  As to the falling-off-frontwards-when-you-hit-a-bump problem, I have that, too. But that I think that's more learning how to deal with it than a unicycle problem. A bigger wheel should roll over some stuff easier, but then again, you have less leverage as you go over.

                  My daughter's 20" CX has a narrower tire than the 20" LX (which is 20x2.125) and that may make some difference as well. I'm not sure if you can put a 2.125" tire on the CX.
                  yeah, the tire on the lx is a little narrower than the one on the 20 inch, i originally replaced the original one w/ a knobby 2.125 tire, none of the 4 i have were any problem, i'm pretty sure others can confirm that the newer lxes have more clearance than the old ones. the biggest tire i have used on the 26" lx is a 2.35 maxxis swamp thing. it rubbed the frame slightly, but i flattened the bottom of the crown slightly, which gave me about 1/8 inch clearance
                  android power.

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                  • #10
                    Ordered.

                    Awaiting arrival



                    P.S Is the front grab handle sturdy

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                    • #11
                      Yep, pretty sturdy, not as comfortable as the kris holm style handle but it works
                      Videos:
                      Tr1alz
                      2rialz
                      Street 2011

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                      • #12
                        The torker lx came today and it is AWSOME . the 26" is a whole different feel to it but after five minutes on the thing I was doing better than on my old uni, which I have had for 4 or 5 years!!!
                        It is much faster then my 20" and when I switch back to the 20" it feels like a toy!

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                        • #13
                          Torker LX is a great uni, I commuted on the 26" LX every day through the winter. I tried to put a 2.65 cujo DH on it but it scraped the frame, however it fit a 2.5" Michelin very nicely. Enjoy the uni.
                          http://www.Unicyclist.ca

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                          • #14
                            Does anybody think the seat is kind of square? today I rode the lx alot and it was really starting to hurt, It felt like it was cutting off the bloodflow. Is there a more comfortable saddle that is somewhat inexspensive? Maybe It is somthing that you get used to becouse I rode about Two miles today. does anybody have the same problem

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                            • #15
                              yeah, however the saddle clips allow you to take the cover off and convert it into an air or gel saddle if your into that, I converted mine into a gel seat and it served me well. Another option is buying a nimbus or KH saddle but that would require a different seatpost.
                              http://www.Unicyclist.ca

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