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Old 2018-06-29, 02:41 AM   #31
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Sun 28

Years ago when my 24” Norco was totaled in a vehicle/unicycle accident on my daily commute I bought a Sun 28 for $80. I weighed 165-170 lbs. I’m 5’7”. I put a couple thousand miles on the Sun 28 before getting a Big Wheel 36 from UDC. Only issue with the Sun 28 was normal tire wear. I really liked the tire it came with but the only way to get the identical replacement was mounted on/with another Sun 28 purchase.

I did rides up a 70-80 miles on it. I could easily average 7.5 to 8.5 mph the way it came. Later I put 89mm cranks on it and could average 9 mph or maybe a little better.

I did early on charge the seat out to a Kris Holm seat because my 24” Norco had come with one and I had come to like the KH seats already.

The reason I switched to the Big Wheel 36 was I was scheduled to ride the Seattle to Portland (STP) two day 204 mile classic. I felt that the best way to get any time to rest and sleep on the night between the two days was to increase my average speed and shorten seat time.

If you’re trying to economize you might investigate the Sun 28. I believe you might get one for around $125 delivered.

Personally I’ve come to feel the Kris Holm brand is an exceptional value/deal for any serious unicyclist. The workmanship, finished product quality, and durability have more than exceed my expectations year after year. Unicyclist I ride with who go with other brand products are usually “satisfied”. But I as a past craftsman, fabrication specialist, heliarc/TIG pipe fitter welder I easily recognize Kris efforts to produce affordable quality product line. Not to say the KH line is not without any issues. But my three KH unicycles have provide almost trouble free enjoyment under demanding conditions and use. The newest one is nine years old with maybe 60,000 miles of pavement and gravel riding.

If you plan on being serious about unicycling I would recommend investing in you long term enjoyment.

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Old 2018-07-05, 04:15 PM   #32
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So I went ahead and pulled the trigger on the trainer. it is showing to be delivered today. I'm looking forward to getting it put together and learning to ride it.
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Old 2018-07-05, 07:44 PM   #33
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Congrats aj1500! New unicycles are always exciting, and especially so when it's a wheel size we haven't ridden before. I haven't had that "what did I just get myself into?" feeling for a while. I hope it goes well. I think you'll have a lot of fun on it.
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Old 2018-07-06, 12:02 PM   #34
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Yep all grins here
So I put the new uni together last night, couple of first impressions

1st I give UDC AAA++++ on there customer service from point of sale to delivery
they kept me posted every step of the way to include letting me know it had been delivered, you just don't see that kind of attention anymore

OK on to the uni
It was boxed very secure, everything wrapped and secure inside the box
it came with the cranks already attached. the crown and clamps for the bearings is a bit of a weak point I think but should be fine for normal riding
the seat is rather nice, it seems much better then the stock seat from the Torker and to be honest that seat wasn't that bad.
So after I put it together I took it out to the shop and aired up the tire and had to cut down the seat post a little. I got the seat adjusted to fit me
I got next to a post and used it to step up onto it for the first time to get a feel for the different height and then rode off into the driveway a bit
That first take off felt a bit odd, the cranks are different and it is taller than I am used to but it moved so easy. then I decided to try to free mount and
to my surprise I was up first try . I did a couple more free mounts with no issues
I will be getting some seat time on it this weekend and will give another report after that, but I have to say so far I think this will be a good step up in my learning and advancing my skills
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Old 2018-07-09, 02:59 PM   #35
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well I was only able to get 1 short ride in over the weekend, did right at 3 miles
Friday afternoon. I can say I really like it. I was wrong about the seat though
it got a bit uncomfy at about 1.5 miles so I changed it out with the stock seat from the Torker for now. I was very pleased in the way it handled. my only real complaint right now is I don't care for the pedals, they are rounded on the outside and tend to make your feet sit too close to the cranks and when you move them out it feels odd
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Old 2018-07-09, 03:49 PM   #36
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well I was only able to get 1 short ride in over the weekend, did right at 3 miles
Friday afternoon. I can say I really like it. I was wrong about the seat though
it got a bit uncomfy at about 1.5 miles so I changed it out with the stock seat from the Torker for now. I was very pleased in the way it handled. my only real complaint right now is I don't care for the pedals, they are rounded on the outside and tend to make your feet sit too close to the cranks and when you move them out it feels odd
Pedals are the first thing to change on most unicycles. A decent pair of flat pinned pedals gives control and reassurance for only a small investment. I sue something very similar to these, although mine are KH branded. Light, sure footed and reliable.

https://www.unicycle.com/wellgo-clea...lastic-pedals/
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