ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

5 Good Kid's 16, 20 & 24 Inch Unicycles 2015

Updated on May 5, 2015
Torker Unistar CX 24 Inch
Torker Unistar CX 24 Inch

Unicycles are a fun toy that a lot of kids don't ever use.

I personally think that they are great because they challenge you.

I like trying things that I'm not used to and that make me get out of my comfort zone.

I think that unicycles are so unique too because you don't see that many around.

If you've never purchased a unicycle before, you would benefit from a bit of education before laying money on the table.

There are actually about 6-8 different kinds of unicycles as well as different wheels which will allow you to do different things.

Would you want you kids to ride unicycles?

See results
Torker Unistar CX 20 Inch
Torker Unistar CX 20 Inch

What Type of Unicycle is for You?

Junior or Learners are good for beginning riders.

These also tend to be much more lightweight than other unicycles on the market.

A junior size it unicycle is typically the best to get for a child.

This would be the kind to purchase if you have an inseam length of less than 23 inches.

You can find this type of unicycle in two different sizes. There are those that come with 16 inch wheels and those that come with 18 inch wheels.

Wheel Size Will Impact your Type of Unicycling

Bigger wheels allow for easier balancing, while smaller wheels allow you to maneuver and perform tricks more easily.

Trials are good for those who want to do tricks off of surfaces like picnic tables or benches.

Muni are off road unicycles and those who want to cycle in the mountains.

Freestyle unicycles are good for competition or more experienced riders.

Road unicycles are good option if your child wants to ride it to school.

Giraffe unicycles are actually driven by a chain and are much taller than others. These can be easier to ride than standard unicycles as long as your child has overcome the fear of being high off the ground. This would not be recommended for beginning riders however.

Then there are several that feature no frames or seats, those that are just for training and others that have just a coasting wheel.

All-purpose unicycles are also a good choice for beginning unicyclers.

It is recommended that you buy a 12 inch unicycle for children under the age of six. For those 6-9 years old, a 16 inch unicycle is a better choice. Then yet, a 20 inch unicycle is good for children ages 10 and older. A 20 inch will also be good for children that are exceptionally tall for their age or even short stature and adults who are beginning to ride.

Uno 20-Inch Unicycle
Uno 20-Inch Unicycle

How to Find the Best Fit for You

Once you have chosen the wheel size for the unicycle you need to make sure that your child is tall enough to ride it.

The leg lengths that manufacturers list are from crotch to floor with shoes on; do not confuse these measurements with trouser length.

For a minimum leg length with standard post is based on lowering a standard seat post as far as it will go before it is touching the tire.

Minimum weight length with shortened seat post is based on shortening the standard seat post. This means that the seat can be lowered further until the base of the seat is just above the unicycle frame. Then, your maximum leg link is determined by raising the seat post to the highest level it can go.


A 16 inch wheel is recommended for very young children, or short people. Even younger children might opt for a 12 inch unicycle. 20 inch wheels are the most popular for beginners because it gives them good balance between learning to ride, and trying some very simple tricks.

It 24 inch size we'll we'll get you where you need to go in fewer wheel turns. This is the standard sized for unicycle racing, but it is also great for cruising around or learning basic tracks.

There is quite a big difference between a 20 inch and a 24 inch unicycle. The difference is actually in the wheel. If you have a child within inseam of 25 inches or taller a 20 inch unicycle is a good option.

Beginning adults, or older and taller children with 28 inch inseam with most likely do better on a 24 inch unicycle because the larger wheel moves more slowly and is easier to control.


It is very important to find a seat that is comfortable for your child, otherwise, they will not want to ride it and your money will be wasted. It is also essential to find a seat that has a good handle if your child will be using a muni unicycle.

The more curved the unicycle seat is, the more stable and secure your child might feel.

Other things to note

I suggest finding a unicycle that has a stand two keep the unit from experiencing extra wear and tear by lying on the ground. If a unicycle you are interested in purchasing does not come with a stand, you can easily purchase one separately.

Check here for some simple tips on how to ride a unicycle.

5 stars for Torker Unistar CX 24 Inch

Best Unicycles for Kids

1. Torker Unistar CX 24 Inch Unicycle

Take a look at this Torker Unistar CX 24 Inch Unicycle that has a very nice quick release seat post.

At 16 pounds, it is very lightweight so your child will not get too tired to quickly.

It does very well on pavement, as well as gravel.

2. Torker Unistar CX 20 Inch Unicycle

With the same features, this Torker Unistar CX 20 Inch Unicycle would also be a good choice for a younger child or someone who likes to perform tricks.

3. Uno 20 Inch Unicycle

The Lightest Unicycle

I like the extra curve in the seat of this Uno 20 Inch Unicycle.

It is the most lightweight at only 11.4 pounds and is quite easy to adjust as well.

4. Avenir DLX Unicycle

I love that this Avenir DLX Unicycle comes with a frame that gives you three different sizes.

It offers a smooth ride and can handle some basic tricks.

5. Aosom Deluxe 20 Inch Wheel Unicycle

A more affordable option is this Aosom Deluxe 20 Inch Wheel Unicycle that comes with a stand for convenience.

It can accommodate 31 inches to 36 ½ inches in height.

If you are not sure if your child will like unicycling, buying this won’t put you out a lot of money if he decides he doesn’t want it.

© 2013 Brandon Hart

Did you ever have a unicycle?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)