Buying a Unicycle Easily
Who knew such a simple thing like buying a unicycle could actually be so complicated? There are many options to choose from.
And if you're new to unicycling, you'll have no clue what the difference is between any of them!
This isn't good if you're looking to buy your very first unicycle. Wouldn't you want something of good quality to start off with?
There are many factors that make unicycles different that not everyone notices. When people are buying a unicycle, they only look at the big picture.
To choose the best unicycle possible, you have to be right there upfront with the unicycle, looking at the nitty-gritty "stats" on it.
Before we go into the details of buying a unicycle, let's first do an "overview" of the
different types of unicycles there are.
Before moving on, go to the link above. If you don't, you won't know what types of unicycles there are.
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Now that you know all about the types of unicycles that exist, we can get down to the nitty-gritty.
Hopefully you understand how
wheel sizes affect a unicycle by now.
There are many unicycle manufacturers around the world. These are the companies that make unicycling happen - they make the unicycles and we unicyclists ride them. Simple, huh?
Each manufacturer is actually different.
And choosing the right brand to buy plays a big role when you buy a unicycle.
Another important factor when you buy a unicycle is the price. You might think that unicycles are way overpriced. I mean, seriously, who wouldn't? It's just a wheel, some pedals, a frame, and place to sit! Why would anyone pay $100 or more for that?
Well, unicycles are fairly expensive because they have to be crafted specially to support the rider on one wheel. That's a lot of weight on one wheel. That's similar to a sumo-wrestler sitting on your head - your head is the wheel and the sumo-wrestler is you.
Unless you're strong enough to hold that much weight, you'll break, literally! That's exactly what unicycles would do, too.
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