Trials Riding...

Postby the-right-to-evolve on Fri 2/Apr/10 9:39pm

wanna build up a cheap (read ghetto) 24" trials bike (street only, hence the 24") and itd be good to get some advice on how to go a bout it. i know about long stem, easy ratio etc etc im more interested in the frame/fork and whether i can use a cheap mtb frame with rigids as id rather not fork out for a trials frame if i don't enjoy it. cheers :)
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Re: Trials Riding...

Postby pushbikerider on Fri 2/Apr/10 9:44pm

MTB Frame will be fine to learn on, if you enjoy it, you'll want to get a better frame, but an MTB frame will be fine to start on
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Re: Trials Riding...

Postby the-right-to-evolve on Fri 2/Apr/10 10:33pm

could i use a 24" cruiser bmx frame??? i was just on trademe looking at some and thought if i could find one cheap it'd be perfect....
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Re: Trials Riding...

Postby cruiser on Sat 3/Apr/10 9:22am

Definitely.
Even a 20"...think about what the flatland and skatepark bmx riders can do with their bikes. The wheelbase of a 24-26" would obviously be better for traditional MTB trials of obstacle hopping, but it all starts with the simple stuff first that can be done on bmx's. 20 or 24"
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Re: Trials Riding...

Postby pushbikerider on Sat 3/Apr/10 9:34am

the-right-to-evolve wrote:could i use a 24" cruiser bmx frame??? i was just on trademe looking at some and thought if i could find one cheap it'd be perfect....


you should be fine with a cruiser frame, one of the guys that I used to work with rode a cruiser for urban trials style and he went well on it

Although rather than looking for just a frame are you better off to try and find a small / xsmall complete MTB and start from there, often building up a bike from parts is dearer than buying a secondhand (unfashionable) bike
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Re: Trials Riding...

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Sat 3/Apr/10 10:45am

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