So I'm a new rider... I hopped on a unicycle about twenty years ago but quickly fell off (not by choice, but by gravity). I have an electric scooter but I'm looking to graduate. I am thrilled by the idea of an EUC and already know that I'll love it.
Here's what i'm looking for:
1.) Something that can take me to and from work. It's about 2-3 miles each way. Generally it's flat, but I do have to ride over a freeway. It takes my 20mph scooter down to about 14mph.
2.) I live in Irvine, CA for those local to OC. It does rain here, sometimes, and I would like something that will handle well after a night of rain. I feel silly driving just a couple miles to work.
3.) There's a great bike path that runs throughout the city and I'd like to take advantage of it. I have family members about 8-9 miles away so it'd be nice to get there and back. I'd prefer it if the ride were comfy.
4.) I prefer not to spend too much, but I believe in quality and investment.
5.) I'm 5'7" and about 148lbs.
I'd appreciate any recommendations and thoughts. My biggest concern is about my knee. My patellar tendon is weak so I'm wondering if I can even ride these things? What do you guys think? I'm hoping it'll be ok.
By the way... after researching and scouring the forums for a few weeks here are a few of my impressions:
Most fun: MTen3
Best < 16" Wheel: MCM5
Best Ride: Nikola