What size unicycle would be easiest to learn on?
It depends on both your leg length and what kind of riding you want to do. If the unicycle is for a child under 10 they are likely to be limited by the length of their legs, select the largest unicycle you can fit them on, up to 20" – you will find the leg length in the description of the unicycle. A 20" wheel will roll better than a 16" and hence will be easier to learn with. If the leg length is long enough to fit on a 24" then you need to assess what style of unicycling is preferred. A 20" is best for doing tricks on and riding on smooth ground – these are preferred by jugglers, skate boarders, bmxers, etc... basically people who like doing tricks. 24" is less good for tricks and is better for moving, especially over rougher ground, they are preferred by mountain bikers and road cyclists.
Is there a weight limit on unicycles?
No. It is not actually possible to say that a unicycle will not break when used, what we can do is offer recommendations. Here are the basic rules if you are just learning and less than 12 stone then you would probably be ok with a Hoppley or Club unicycle. If you are over 12 stone we recommend the Trainer unicycle as it has a bigger saddle and a stronger hub. If you are wanting to jump or hop on the unicycle you should consider one of the ISIS unicycles (except for young children) as they are considerably more robust and designed for this kind of treatment.
Is a 5 year old too young to learn to ride a unicycle?
No. There are many instances of children younger than 5 who have learnt to ride. It often takes a little longer as younger children tend to have shorter attention spans. If you check your child’s leg length and find it is too small for our standard 12" talk to us and we can cut a frame down for you. The youngest unicycle rider in the world was only 18 months old.
My 10 year old wants to ride a unicycle which one should we pick?
If your child is 10 they are mostly likely to be big enough to ride on a 20"Hoppley, they are robust and ideal for children learning. If you think they are interesting in doing tricks and going further with their unicycling select a Club unicycle. Besides them coming in bright colours, they have a fantastic saddle, shorter cranks and a square topped frame for doing tricks on.
My 14 year old son wants a unicycle and has been watching unicycles jumping on YouTube?
It is more than likely that you will need to be looking in the Trials Section. These unicycles have larger tyres that absorb the shock when jumping. At 14 you should probably be looking at the 19" ISIS unicycles, we recommend the Nimbus Trials series as they are competitively priced and are extremely rigid.
I am interested in off-road unicycling but I have never ridden a unicycle before, what should I buy?
We would recommend that you at least start on a 24” learner unicycle although often it is best to go straight for a 24” or even a 26” Muni. They have a similar crank ratio to a learner unicycle and are ideal for learning on outside. They will also take the knocks and falls of someone learning to ride. We would recommend the Nimbus Muni.
I am over 2m tall, will I have problems finding a unicycle to fit?
No, not a problem. You may just need to buy a longer seatpost or we do special learner unicycles with extra long seatpost on them. Do not make the assumption that you will need a bigger wheel if you are bigger, select a unicycle for what you want to do with it and then buy the seatpost to fit.
Why are 20 x 2.5 tyres also called 19” tyres?
When trials biking was first starting they stipulated that the rear tyre must be 20” in diameter. The bike riders wanted tyres with more cushioning for their rear wheel so Monty took a 1” smaller old scooter rim and tyre (which is nominally 20" in diameter) and used that instead of the standard 20" tyre. To help differentiate between the two tyre sizes the non standard small rim ones are called 19".
What is the guarantee on Unicycle.com unicycles?
Yes, the unicycles have a one year guarantee against manufacturer’s defects. We also go beyond the legal requirements, we offer you a 28 day cooling off period on all purchases. Just return it us unused, in resellable condition and we will give you an unconditional refund. At Christmas we go beyond this as we know that sometimes your well thought out presents are not appreciated.
What makes unicycle.com unicycles better than others?
Unicycle.com does not buy their unicycles from a supplier in China who produces them in the thousands for many different companies. Unicycle.com not only designs and develops their own unicycles at component level but are often the technical experts that are consulted by other brands and manufacturers regarding unicycles. They are THE experts in this area and are famous for pushing the boundaries of what a unicycle can be and do. Unicycle.com strive to make unicycles perform better and be better value for money while making them appropriate for the riders ability. Remember… ALL the staff at unicycle.com ride unicycles.
Can I buy your unicycles from my local bike shop?
We do have a few specialist shops that sell some of our key models. We vet and train the staff in these shops for their unicycle knowledge so they can support the products correctly. No bike shop will sell the full range of our unicycles… they just can not stock over 140 models of unicycle as we do.
What is wrong with buying cheap ebay unicycles?
Many of these unicycles are sold by people who know nothing about the unicycles and their only interest is to make a quick buck. As unicyclists we get annoyed by phrases like “suitable for most adults” or "Super Strong Unicycles" when the unicycles are blatantly nothing of the sort. Often they have tiny weak seats, short weak seatposts, weak single skin aluminium rims and tiny tyres… all of which are unsuitable for most child riders, never mind adults!