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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaizer View Post
    And I was under the impression that eye dominance thingy has a zen to trials... LOL
    Actually it does, thats why i had that link saved. Its more so with Moto Trials though. It's supposed to be easier to balance with the wheel turned so that the hand that is forward is the same side as your dominant eye. For me it's the opposite. So who knows.

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    Hah! That's my problem if that's the case. Cross dominance.

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    ^ Sweet ride.

    Kaiser, go to a rough wall (brick is idea) and but your rear tire against that wall, level the pedals (in your case right pedal forward) hold the rear brake, star with right foot on and lift your left, you'll do a ton of dabbing at first but keep with it. you'll hit 10 seconds...then 30...then a minute...and so on and so forth.

    (if it seems too hard and your confident in your bike's build use the front wheel) shift your hips and put weight on the high hand...a little bit goes a long way and you'll overcompensate at first.

    If this is too difficult we'll just go back a step. Ride around super slowly stopping to balance instead of dabbing just ride forward a bit.

    I say rolling track stands are BS but that's just me. they never helped me. you'll naturally roll back and forth an inch or so when you get better, but on narrow slopes (up or downhill) you have to use your weight...see if that works for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idig2000 View Post
    NOS Planet X Zebdi. Built up a couple years back.
    I just finished up my prototype zebdi rebuild!
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    Quote Originally Posted by idig2000 View Post
    NOS Planet X Zebdi. Built up a couple years back.
    I had one...sick bike! You wanna have fun with that take it to a pump track and let the craziness ensue!

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    How about this one....

    trials frame built up for the park









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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    How about this one....

    trials frame built up for the park









    Steve
    Holy crap...a FTW~WTF. Let me know when you wanna sell it!

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    Guys, what gearing you all are using?

    I'm thinking of going 26x20. A mix between trials and trails riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalhack View Post
    Holy crap...a FTW~WTF. Let me know when you wanna sell it!

    Seriously never gonna happen ...this one is way special, and I was very lucky to get my mitts on it...if you really want a WTF though, I do know where you can get one




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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaizer View Post
    Guys, what gearing you all are using?

    I'm thinking of going 26x20. A mix between trials and trails riding?
    I'm using 22 front/19 rear.

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    32front,26rear 175mm cranks. sometimes i'll use 28-30 rear it makes spot jumping easier but with my heavy bike it's harder to lift the front end up.

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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    How about this one....

    trials frame built up for the park









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    Man, your over the top now my friend!

    Dats da cool one!

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    Oh hell ya trials!

    So I got a winter project; converting a DMR trailstar to trials duty. And I have a question.

    The whole drivetrain thing with trials confuses the heck out of me. You have to run tiny gearing, sometimes the freewheel is on the cranks, sometimes its on the back, how many engagement points?, blah, blah, blah.

    So here is my plan; I have an extra Rhino Lite XL rim I want to build up into a beefy rear wheel. For drive train I have an FSA gravity crankset laying around that I will throw a 22 tooth ring and a bash guard onto. For the rear hub I was thinking a DMR revolver SS hub paired with a Rockman 108 freewheel (18T) would get the job done for cheap.

    This is my first foray into building a trials bike, and I really want to utilize the spare parts I have around the house, but any modifications or suggestions would be helpful.

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    Wink

    Sometimes s88t just happens...

    ... and it creates stories and good times beyond belief

    So we have the "WIT" short for (What is That) as kindly tagged by others who saw it and viewed as like no other they had ever seen before! (you know they were thinking POS as you also might be doing) Carved from a more useful BMX frame that none of us had any use for, "Hey why would we ride BMX anymore we had things with throttles now!

    You have to understand the WIT was created back in the 1980s! when we used to race Moto-x(and a few of us followed the bicycle trials guys like Kev Norton and Ryan Young)... yes I'm that old, when trials bicycles had to be custom built rather then bought! So, this led to making really strange stuff with whatever was laying around.. LOL, in an effort to psych out our Moto competition.

    Of course there is always a reason for such foolishness, in the fabrication of BS stories like "Ya I built that and it made my balance so much better now I will get the holeshot on you every week!...LMAO

    Like the proverbial piece of junk with chainstays that are too long, brakes that couldn't stop a kids tricycle going uphill, one piece BMX cranks weighing a ton, homemade 24 inch fork, "ultra light" electrical tape cable holders, it has spent the last 20 plus years holding down the dust bunnies in the darkest corner of the shop, having conversations with BIG BLACK HAIRY SPIDERS! Till today! I blame all of you for it's return, knowing it's not a piece of gold, but an old friend that was a great way to get to moto registration rather than walking. To be honest none of us back then could do a "trialesque" move to save our lives!...LOL

    Does it deserve an update? Heck can it be updated? What would the update be? New air in the tires? LMAO

    I can tell you it's a def on hauling to the winter series Moto races just to see if it garners it's namesake WIT, just don't know if I can ride it to registration!
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    NEPTMBA, That thing is a beast!

    I would say go shred it, but I wouldn't want you to end up with a wicked case of tetanus when those stamped dropouts snap!

    Thank you for sharing.

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    Good job! Blind bike trials

    Matt Gilman, one of only known trials rider in the world...that's blind. Truly inspiring while he makes things look really easy. Trust me, next time you go out and ride, close your eyes. It's next to impossible to trackstand without falling over (and he can pull a manual).


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    Bump this, maybe it'll gain some traction.

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    Good job!

    Doing a little promoting over in the 29er forum...

    ... hope they visit here!

    check it out!
    Trials or "-esque" moves with 29ers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    Doing a little promoting over in the 29er forum...

    ... hope they visit here!

    check it out!
    Trials or "-esque" moves with 29ers?
    Well, it worked

    I saw your little ad in the 29er forum, though it was due to the word "trial" in the thread title.....I wouldn't be caught dead on a 29er

    I just built up a DJ/Trial bike this summer, and have so far managed to get a reasonable degree of balance.
    I look forward to the spring, when training becomes a lot nicer.

    Magura

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    Good job!

    Avoid da Lloyd...

    ... naw he's a nice guy!


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    Cool vid


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    Picked this up a week ago. It's a 26" Inspired Element. I've been interested in trials since I started mountain biking, but never took the plunge. Glad I did, practicing trials skills on a XC bike with clipless pedals SUCKS! I've been riding it every day, and have progressed more in the last week than in the last 3 or 4 years combined.
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