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Trial Riding Thread - All Things Trials

July 11, 2013, 12:43 p.m.
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All and all an awesome ride. I can't wait to go back.

Wow, amazing riding area………..

July 11, 2013, 4:07 p.m.
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Wow, amazing riding area………..

It sure is!!

When are you back on the bike?

July 11, 2013, 5:20 p.m.
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awesome Chilcotin pics, Dave.

July 11, 2013, 10:06 p.m.
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Was going to ride in squampton after work today but got lazy and ended up riding my MTB.

July 12, 2013, 2:57 p.m.
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Looks amazing up there, Dave. Wow.

Anyone riding this weekend?

July 12, 2013, 8:26 p.m.
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Last night, I took apart my trials bike and put it back together. No more squeaks. it is all ready to go.

I can ride with you this weekend Mark. Wherever you want to go. unless you can ride both days, I will spend one day on the 690.

July 12, 2013, 8:47 p.m.
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What day are you guys riding? I don't mind riding on Sunday

July 12, 2013, 8:57 p.m.
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I will probably ride both days, but on which bike I don't know.

If Mark can make sunday, why not we all go for a ride on sunday. I will go for a 690 ride tomorrow.

Crumpit would be fun

July 12, 2013, 9:26 p.m.
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Yeah, crumpit would be awesome on sunday

July 13, 2013, 11:57 a.m.
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I'm going to explore this trail and others today.

It starts on this old mtb/atv trail and becomes an awesome line of steep single track.

Moss covered logging road at the top.

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July 13, 2013, 12:09 p.m.
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fuck yea looks sick! I realy need a bike again.
what do you do for carrying extra fuel?

Ha Ha! Made you look.

July 13, 2013, 12:39 p.m.
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This question is sort of dirt bike related but also has trials related bits so I'll post it here. :D

My brother might be looking for a bike but really wants a seat for exploring gravel roads. Is there anything out there that will do the slow speed steep trails like a trials bike but has a seat? Cheap, newbie friendly and a low seat height would be requirements.

I'm concerned the beginner trail bikes like the CRF230F or TTR230 will be too heavy and something like a KTM 200 too tall and quick for him. I'm also unsure if the popular 2t woods bikes will be happy putting along with a trials bike.

The CRF230F I rode around a parking lot seemed mild and easy to handle. For a light guy like him it should have enough power but I'm afraid it will be a pig in the steep trails.

I've been on the lookout for a 200cc trials bike for him but they don't seem to go up for sale very often.

I know a bunch of you guys have dirt and trials bikes so I thought I would see if anybody has any suggestions.

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July 13, 2013, 12:42 p.m.
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KDX220 with trials tires and low gears.

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July 13, 2013, 12:44 p.m.
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fuck yea looks sick! I realy need a bike again.
what do you do for carrying extra fuel?

I was thinking a Wolfman Bottle Holster might work strapped to the bike.

http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display[HTML_REMOVED]product_id=254

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July 13, 2013, 1:06 p.m.
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Is there anything out there that will do the slow speed steep trails like a trials bike but has a seat? Cheap, newbie friendly and a low seat height would be requirements.

Such a bike doesn't exist unfortunately. That is why some of us have a trials bike and a dirt bike, and some even have a dual sport.

My kdx is close to what you are looking for, but, you would have to buy one, and build it to suit the purpose. There goes the cheap requirement.

Once you take a dirt bike anywhere a trials guy is having fun, I guarantee the dirt biker isn't. Vice versa.

Take out the cheap requirement, and the sherco x-ride 2.9 looks promising.

Ok, I just thought of a bike that can putt with a trials bike, has a low seat, is cheap and newbie friendly……..Honda CT70. Not very manly but there you go.

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