Street unicycling is a type of unicycling that focuses on performing tricks on a variety of urban obstacles (e.g. curbs, ledges, stairs and hand rails). More information about street tricks can be found here.
The IUF has “Extreme levels” which covers many street unicycling skills.
A Street unicycle has a 19“ wheel and is very similar to a trials unicycle except it tends to have shorter cranks and may have a longer neck. A Street unicycle needs to be able to take a lot of punishment consequently they often have the following characteristics:
- Wide rim & knobbly tyre
- Strong rim
- Multi-splined crank & hub design
- Metal pedals (in wet weather conditions plastic pedals are usually inadequate)
- Double bolted seat clamp (quick release seat clamps are usually inadequate)