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Old 2019-07-16, 08:19 PM   #1
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Super dumb question

Hi All,
Itís been three years since I was last on here intending to get a unicycle, three and a half years since I last rode one (managing 20 feet), and I still havenít got one. Iíve taken a liking to the Nimbus Hatchet........opinions and suitability ?
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Old 2019-07-17, 04:21 AM   #2
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Hatchets are cool looking unicycles that are made to fit extra wide tires. Extra wide tires are suitable for soft surfaces like sand, snow, dirt, and thick liquids. Or you can put in a not-so-fat tire and ride it however you want.

It's definitely suitable for looking cool! I like them. But beyond that, it depends on the type of riding you want to do. If it's just cruising around the neighborhood, don't get a really knobby tire.
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Old 2019-07-17, 06:31 AM   #3
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If you only managed 20 feet like ever in your life, you should first stick to a 20" unicycle and learn to ride properly and then upgrade to bigger wheels. Learning on a smaller wheel is easier.
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Old 2019-07-17, 10:52 AM   #4
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For a first unicycle, the Hatchet is overkill. It is big, with spiked pedals, and costs 600 pounds. It is an awfully nice unicycle to be getting dropped on the pavement over and over by a beginner, and it will use its spiked pedals to strike back at your shins in retaliation. It also has a high-quality disk brake that you will not be using for a long time, if ever.

Setonixís advice is about right. Get a simple 20-inch, or even a fancy 20-inch if you want, and learn to ride it properly. You wonít fall as hard, and you will get better skills than someone who only rides around on a giant monster like the Hatchet. When I was doing my first rides of 10 meters or so, I was terrified of large wheels. Some beginners donít have this fearfulness, and thatís fine, but you will also learn to ride better if you start with a 20.
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Old 2019-07-17, 02:34 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice guys. Point taken about dropping a very nice unicycle on the pavement. Local neighbourhood is a death trap on the roads for cyclists, so Iíll be mainly off road - cycle tracks, waste ground etc. I did once have a standard practice unicycle, and managed to break it, so bomb proof is disireable !
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Old 2019-07-17, 05:33 PM   #6
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IMHO, there needs to be something out-of-the-ordinary about your off-road terrain to warrant going wider that a 3" tire. Which is why the Hatchet seems to me like a niche unicycle. For a first unicycle, I agree with the others, above: Get a cheap 20". Good luck!
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