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Trial Riding Thread - All Things Trials

July 13, 2013, 6:17 p.m.
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Under or around $3000 is the goal. A KDX might work but it will need lowering.

What is the consensus on a 250f vs KDX220 for lugging around?

I do think a small trials bike is probably the way to go but he does want a proper seat.

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July 13, 2013, 7:43 p.m.
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I would think a ttr 230 is probably the way to go.

Also certain trials bikes have seat options. Scorpa comes to mind, as well as the beta long range tank/seat.

July 13, 2013, 7:59 p.m.
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Thing about a ttr or crf 230 is what ever you pay(well as long as you didn't get ripped off) for it, you can likely sell when you're done with it. The wife bought a crf150f, rode it for 2 seasons and sold it with $100 of what she paid.

Maintenance is dead simple with those bikes due to the fact that there is none.

If the person decides at any point down the road they want a nicer bike or they are not interested in the sport the losses will be next to nothing.

A 250f is pretty high on the maintenance and if it blows up, well it will likely only be worth parts after the fact.

Having said that, my 250f has been awesome.

July 14, 2013, 8:45 a.m.
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fuck yea looks sick! I realy need a bike again.
what do you do for carrying extra fuel?

Msr bottles in the backpack, super long rides I take a bigger pack and a 1 gallon Jerry can.

July 14, 2013, 10:07 p.m.
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Thanks for the input guys.

Checking out reviews, the TTR actually sounds like it might be a good little trail bike. It comes geared pretty low so that is a bonus.

We'll take a look at one and see what he thinks.

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July 14, 2013, 10:54 p.m.
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TTR-230's a great little trail bike, except for the ground clearance. Rides like a tractor (which is good if your'e not a speed demon).

July 19, 2013, 7:02 a.m.
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anyone want to ride Ioco today around 330?

July 24, 2013, 8:40 a.m.
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Riding up up and away on thursday if anyone wants to go

July 24, 2013, 2:34 p.m.
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Riding up up and away on thursday if anyone wants to go

Where's that? Britannia?

July 24, 2013, 6:01 p.m.
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Whistler

July 24, 2013, 7:33 p.m.
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I am working I north van right now, but I can be at eagle around 4:30 if anyone wants to go for an afternoon rip this week.

I am not allowed to take time off work for awhile, so sadly I will not be riding with Rat on thurs.

July 24, 2013, 7:46 p.m.
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Rat go to whistler next thurs….

July 25, 2013, 8:32 p.m.
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not to shabby a ride. its not walk in the park getting up there though, bring your big boy pants

July 25, 2013, 8:37 p.m.
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Wow! That looks awesome!

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July 25, 2013, 8:39 p.m.
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Wow! That looks awesome!

we sled in the same spot in the winter, pretty cool seeing the difference from up there in the winter vs summer time

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