torker LX 24 or 26

torker LX 24 or 26

Post by kb5zc » Sun, 28 Sep 2008 00:56:38


Hi, I'm new here. I havent ridden a uni in 35 years but want to get one
again. I have been shopping on the web and found this site.

http://bicyclesource.us/itemlist.cfm?category=153

They have free shipping on unicycles. They have the Torker LX24 for
$119 and the Torker LX26 for $129.

My question is this, if I need to re-learn how to ride a uni after 35
years, is a 26 inch wheel to big?  I think that I would prefer the 26
once I re-learn to ride but I'm not sure if it would be to much for me
at the start.

Everyone recommends the 24 inch for learning but would you get the 26
inch for only $10 more?

Thanks for all the advice you can give.

Tim:)

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torker LX 24 or 26

Post by saskatchewania » Sun, 28 Sep 2008 01:36:08

I am a big fan of the 26" wheel size so my opinion may be skewed

I would say get the 26 with both 125 and 150mm cranks. Re-learn with
the 150s on then swap them out for the 125s once you are comfortable for
a smoother faster ride.

..then you will realize that you want something faster and something
better for hopping and end up getting yourself a new 36er and a trials,
then a better 26 MUni and then another 20 and a 24" Muni and a skinny
wheel for the 26er...

If you are going to focus more on riding around without doing tricks I
would not hesitate to get the 26.

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torker LX 24 or 26

Post by kb5zc » Sun, 28 Sep 2008 03:48:56

Thanks for the advice, my plan is to just ride around the sub-division,
then maybe ride the paved trails around the parks. Nothing fancy.

Thanks, Tim

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torker LX 24 or 26

Post by McNer » Sun, 28 Sep 2008 04:24:37

On Sep 26, 11:36?am, saskatchewanian

Quote:

> I am a big fan of the 26" wheel size so my opinion may be skewed

> I would say get the 26 with both 125 and 150mm cranks. Re-learn with
> the 150s on then swap them out for the 125s once you are comfortable for
> a smoother faster ride.

> ..then you will realize that you want something faster and something
> better for hopping and end up getting yourself a new 36er and a trials,
> then a better 26 MUni and then another 20 and a 24" Muni and a skinny
> wheel for the 26er...

> If you are going to focus more on riding around without doing tricks I
> would not hesitate to get the 26.

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dang dude how many unis do you have ?   lol... really though, i can't
wait till i have an excuse to have a different uni for whatever riding
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torker LX 24 or 26

Post by feel the ligh » Sun, 28 Sep 2008 14:02:09

That's a good price for a quality uni. 26 " tires are a lot more common,
and if you think that's what you want, that's a good uni at a good price
IMHO.

I sorta had to learn again. Start along a wall. The first day was kinda
disappointing, but I was having a lot of fun the second day.;)

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torker LX 24 or 26

Post by OneWheelLes » Sun, 28 Sep 2008 22:26:44

Go for the 26" I learned on one, worked fine. Easy to find tires, very
good uni for the price.

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torker LX 24 or 26

Post by beepe » Mon, 29 Sep 2008 00:06:42

I've got a torker LX 24" for sale for 75, almost new if you're
intrested.  I only used it for about a month and a half or so.

It's in pretty good shape.

http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73050

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torker LX 24 or 26

Post by psbagumb » Mon, 29 Sep 2008 01:49:58

My old unicycle was 26 and I went 30 years without riding.  A year ago I
got a Torker LX26 and it took about an hour before I could ride up and
down the street again.  I'm very glad I didn't get the 24.  If you rode
a 24 back in the olden days, you should do great with a 26.

The LX26 comes with 170mm cranks which will work very well for muni.  I
got the 127mm a few months ago.  I wish I had got them sooner, now I'm
antsy to get the smallest cranks.  Torker cranks are very inexpensive -
for the LX anyway.

The 26 is a great size, but it will make it harder to justify a 29.
You're going to have to go straight to 36.

My only complaint - it's hard to get replacement parts for Torkers and
the people who ship them are not-too-competent.

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torker LX 24 or 26

Post by kb1jk » Mon, 29 Sep 2008 03:41:32

I broke my 24" learner unicycle at the axle, and just got the Nimbus 26"
Muni... I think the 165mm cranks seem more familiar to me since they are
much closer in throw to mountain bike cranks! The 150mm cranks offered a
similar leverage on the 24" wheel -but just felt funny. (I am just
learning -so I thought it was unicycling that felt funny!) When I hopped
onto the new rig, it seemed possible to idle, and was easier to
freemount! Depending on the tire size, I'm traveling 6-10" further than
the 24" wheel, and the difference in handling doesn't seem drastic.

The bigger wheel makes the bumps smaller, but the shorter wheel takes
the lumps better... however, a $130 unicycle will not tolerate off road
for very long. I had to replace my learner after a months worth of
learning on pavement -after replacing the tire, pedals, seat collar, and
seat! If you know you will get back into it -just buy the better one
even to sell it later! Because, depending on how this breaks, it won't
be worth fixing or even giving away!

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torker LX 24 or 26

Post by feel the ligh » Mon, 29 Sep 2008 15:23:41

Cranks for a torker lx or ax ,or any cotterless uni, are cheap. Riding
it on the street or dirt, it is unlikely anything will break before you
have worn out a few tires. Just don't hop a lot or off high things. A 14
$ set of odyessy plastic pc pedals is all these unis really need. The
bearings are generic 1 $ each, the parts pretty low cost and standard.
Google for what you need. My ax torker came with an Alex rim etc. Parts
are standard and cheap for the lx and ax Torkers.

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