20″ wheel is the easiest to learn on. There are a range of unicycling activities such as muni (off road), trials (what the kids are into) and road riding which require bigger wheels or fat knobbly tyres but the basic 20″ is a good place to start. If he gets into it then the n+1 factor is bigger than it is for bikes! Unicycle.com is a good place to start for buying. You pay for better quality. Anything with an isis axle will be good. A square taper will be fine for learning but might be a bit weak for heavy use.Posted 4 months agophiiiiilSubscriber
Should be easy for a 15 year old 🙂
(More seriously, idling is useful, but far easier and more practical when you get the hang of it is tiny little hops to stay in one place; you’re not wobbling back and forth and you’re ready to move at any time, not just when you’re in the “going forwards” bit of the idle. IMHO)Posted 4 months agoantigeeMember
ones with rounded tops to the forks are no good for some tricks (not that it bothers me) would also budget for some decent pedals as in mtb flats rather than what comes and possibly wrist protection*
*don’t want to start a debate
http://krisholm.com/ a guru and a quick look at the state of the art kit might give some ideas of what is important when looking
edit and as nickjb saidPosted 4 months ago
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