I have only had it for a week so far, but as of yet have had no issues, and it seems strong and durable, (despite how many times I have crashed it) I have no experience in unicycling, and have never bought one before, so I can't compare to any others available on the market. But for anyone starting out it's great and a great price too. It came within three days of purchase, far quicker than I was expecting. As for the height of the product, I have no problems getting on and off, (my leg measurement is 28") but I have it on the smallest setting, and it will give another ten centre metres for those who are taller. All in all a great product, if you are starting out like me, I would advise you to buy a helmet as well though.