Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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Sizing- probably a 20" unicycle would work. Some of the sellers show a chart of size vs height, but that is pretty variable. Note that you can cut the seat posts shorter to lower the seat. The critical factor for a short person is being able to reach the lower pedal while seated.
Place to buy- I have bought 3 unicycles new on Ebay from "I_sell_low" or something like that. But just looking right now, he's not especially cheap at the moment.
The Torker LX is a pretty good deal. Seems to be well-made. It won't stand up to jumping off roofs and stuff like that, but should last an 11-year-old a good while. The Torker CX is a little bit cheaper but a lot crumbier in build quality. To get anything much better than an LX, you have to make a big jump in price.
Check out www.unicycle.com
as another source. They don't always have the best prices, but do at least know what they're selling.
Also check out the forums on www.unicycling.org
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