Review: $50 Chinese eBay/Amazon Unicycles (first-person)

I’ve always wondered just what goes into one of these no-brand Chinese unicycles, so after tearing one apart and putting it back together I decided to give one a ride and a review.

Is it worth the cash or should you spend more on a reliable brand? Watch and find out.

Comments

Borehole Crick says:

Thanks for the vid. I bought one last week after watching your vid. This is my first unicycle and it’s pretty cool. I was up in the air if these were a a waste of $50., but for a beginner like me it works pretty good.

trexinvert says:

There are two types of beginners. One that will try it and quit right away(save yourself the pain!!!) the cheap ones are for you. I thought I’d do this, but I got hooked.
Second, those really determined who will fall/fall/fall….fall. We need a really solid construction/quality unicycle. Remember the wheel/frame must be twice as strong as a normal bicycle construction(which spreads your weight across two wheels and frame). We don’t want the damn seat turning from every little fall and resetting the cheap camlock for the seat post. Also, it’s annoying to keep tools around for constantly loosening cranks and pedals. We will take a lot of hard falls. We might even “hurl” the whole damn unicycle out of frustrations. If you start with a cheap one(like I did), you may eventually end up buying another unicycle(yup, did that).

trexinvert says:

Yup got a $50 green 24″ wheel uni. Problems? 1.) They “jammed” a 3/8-16 flange nut onto the M10 threaded crank axle, which repeatedly get’s loose even with red/green loctite. 2.) The outer tube tire wears quickly. 3.) The wheel is “creaky” due to badly installed spokes. Definitely not “trued/calibrated”. 4.) Noticed the spoke screw heads kinda poking into the inner rim surface. 5.) Seat has cracked/broken. 6.) the seat clamp mechanism is crap. After my learning transition abuse it’s a “throw away” but served its purpose. Next, get a quality Torker or even better Nimbus.

Write a comment

*

Do you like our videos?
Do you want to see more like that?

Please click below to support us on Facebook!

Send this to a friend

▷ Other ReviewsVehicles   Show Cars   Motorbikes   Scooters   Bicycles   Rims & Tires   Luxury BoatsFashion   Sunglasses   Luxury Watches   Luxury Purses   Jeans Wear   High Heels   Kinis Swimwear   Perfumes   Jewellery   Cosmetics   Shaving Helpers   Fashion Hats   Modeling TipsFooding   Chef Club   Fooding Helpers   Coktails & LiquorsSports   Sport Shoes   Fitness & Detox   Golf Gear   Racquets   Hiking & Trek Gear   Diving Equipment   Ski Gear   Snowboards   Surf Boards   Rollers & SkatesEntertainment   DIY Guides   Zik Instruments   Published Books   Music Albums   Cine Movies   Trading Helpers   Make Money   Fishing Equipment   Paintball Supplies   Trading Card Games   Telescopes   Knives   Vapes   GameplaysHigh Tech   Flat Screens   Tech Devices   Camera Lenses   Audio HiFi   Printers   USB Devices   PC Hardware   Network Gear   Cloud Servers   Software Helpers   Programmer Helpers   Mobile Apps   Hearing AidsHome   Home Furniture   Home Appliances   Tools Workshop   Beddings   Floor Layings   Barbecues   Aquarium Gear   Safe Boxes   Office Supplies   Security Locks   Cleaning ProductsKids   Baby Strollers   Child Car Seats   Remote ControlledTravel   Luggages & Bags   Airlines Seats   Hotel Rooms   Fun Trips   Cruise Ships   Mexico Tours