I'm large, I'm new, and my savage isn't so great.

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by bigsamm, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. bigsamm

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    What are the available options to support a 280 lb new rider? I looked
    at the reccomended cycle for large adults at unicycle.com. It runs
    about 300 us dollars.
    Quite a step up from my 99 dollar savage, but doable with some advance
    planning.

    I've broke my pedal off twice, srtipped the threads, so I've got it
    welded on now. Two tubes have had stem issues in the last 24 hours.

    As far as my ability, I've had a couple 100 foot rides and pulled off
    my first freemount last night. I can get up on the cycle freemount,
    but I can't always ride off.


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  2. mornish

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    it depends on what you want to be doing on your unicycle. there are
    plenty of cycles out there for less than $300, but it just depends on
    what you are doing.


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  3. tholub

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    I think the classifications that unicycle.com puts on their unicycles
    are rather silly. The Torker LX for $99 is as strong as the $260
    United. Both are way stronger than any Savage.


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  4. bigsamm

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  5. UniBrier

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    You might consider the Torker Unistar DX unicycles.

    The current versions are 'Trials'
    (http://www.unicycle.com/Shopping/shopexd.asp?id=764) and 'Muni'
    (http://www.unicycle.com/Shopping/shopexd.asp?id=765). If you can find
    a first generation DX they were more of a bomb-proof freestyle uni.


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  8. Trapper

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    Are you pinned down for a 20"? I'm running about 235 and got a 24" Onza
    last June. It's been holding up absolutely great. Granted, I'm not
    doing drops but I'm putting a load of miles on it. The rim is even
    still true. One thing to think about, crank strength is important for
    folks like us.
    ;)


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  9. podzol

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