ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Trials
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-05-2011, 09:58 AM   #211
AteamNM
Wonna Be ADVrider
 
AteamNM's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Sandia Mountains New Mexico
Oddometer: 3,610
Quote:
Originally Posted by pilo View Post

I would really like to try out playing around on a trials bicycle. My son spends a ton of time on his BMX bike and my Titus MTB is just too big and springy for playing around. Does anyone have a recommendation for a trials bike I could get into really cheaply? The used ones I've looked at are really beat up, and building one out is way over $1000. I'm certainly not cool enough to roll around on a mod and would prefer something that looked more conventional in a 26 or preferably a 24 (like an Inspired Element or Echo Urban) that has a seat looking object. I've even thought of just getting a BMX bike or a 24" bmx since they can be found really reasonably, but of course they are overbuilt and heavy.

I just want to have something to play around with...any ideas or lines on something used for a decent price?
Hey go to post #142, check out the sticky.

www.observedtrials.net has many bikes for sale and tons of bike trials info. You can buy a nice mod (20 inch, 24 inch streety BMX/trials bike or a stock = 26 inch wheel. If you have any questions after reading the sticky, hit me back or others here will chime in.
Ateam
AteamNM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 09:49 PM   #212
NMTrailboss
Team Dead End
 
NMTrailboss's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Oddometer: 5,979
Just tried out my new Echo for the first time tonight. OMG!! What a blast! It feels very awkward at first after jumping off the moto, but it was getting better by the end of the evening. Great workout too!! Thanks to Charla and Ben for the extra motivation to give this sport a try!!



**No comments on the rats nest of brake lines by the bars...I still need to shorten the front brake hose!!
__________________
NMTrailboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 09:52 PM   #213
Charla OP
Tamalamian
 
Charla's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Colorado
Oddometer: 26,025
Quote:
Originally Posted by NMTrailboss View Post
Just tried out my new Echo for the first time tonight. OMG!! What a blast! It feels very awkward at first after jumping off the moto, but it was getting better by the end of the evening. Great workout too!! Thanks to Charla and Ben for the extra motivation to give this sport a try!!
Nice Curtis!

I'm glad your deal went well.
Charla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2011, 10:33 PM   #214
NMTrailboss
Team Dead End
 
NMTrailboss's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Oddometer: 5,979
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charla View Post
Nice Curtis!

I'm glad your deal went well.
It was a little stressful, but the bikes are here and built now. Still need some tweaking and adjustments, but it should be fun. Hopefully Tony (AteamNM) can give us some bike set up tips tomorrow!
__________________
NMTrailboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2011, 12:05 AM   #215
Garthe
ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...
 
Garthe's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Arizona
Oddometer: 4,345
VERY nice Curtis.

Aidans Echo should be here in about a week...

Since summer is coming in Phoenix, I got clearance from my wife... Aidan will be able to ride/balance IN the house during the summer .

And, YES...photos will be coming.
__________________
2007 XR650R
2001 Montessa 315R
Garthe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2011, 08:50 AM   #216
Charla OP
Tamalamian
 
Charla's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Location: Colorado
Oddometer: 26,025
Quote:
Originally Posted by Garthe View Post
VERY nice Curtis.

Aidans Echo should be here in about a week...

Since summer is coming in Phoenix, I got clearance from my wife... Aidan will be able to ride/balance IN the house during the summer .

And, YES...photos will be coming.
Are you waiting on parts? I was wondering why you hadn't posted anything yet.
Charla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2011, 09:25 AM   #217
Garthe
ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...
 
Garthe's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Arizona
Oddometer: 4,345
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charla View Post
Are you waiting on parts? I was wondering why you hadn't posted anything yet.
Well, Aidan had a couple of social issues...at school. So, I didn't send the frame/fork to Matt until those got resolved.

I'm being paided back in spades for the hell I put my mother through...

Also, it worked out that we're waiting for a few small parts from Echo for the build. We're BMX racing again and going to the MX track with his Red Baron Pit bike. So, he's getting in the grove...

Last weekend at the MX track.

__________________
2007 XR650R
2001 Montessa 315R
Garthe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 08:53 AM   #218
AteamNM
Wonna Be ADVrider
 
AteamNM's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Sandia Mountains New Mexico
Oddometer: 3,610
NMTrialBoss and Gordy finally debuted their killer Echos Saturday at San Yisdro. Curtis asked about the difference between the Pure & Control. Main difference is BB (bottom bracket) height and chain stay length (or swing arm length). In both cases just @ 5 mm or so. The Control is only made in chrome molly or silver color, the Pure can have options in color. Otherwise they are basically the same. Here ya go guys.

Echo Control:
Wheelbase: Short 1070mm, Long 1090mm
Chainstay Length: 380mm
BB Rise: 35mm
Head Angle: 73 degrees
Center of BB shell to top center of head tube: Short 665mm (26.25"), Long 685mm (26.96")
[SIZE=\"2\"]- [/SIZE]Dedicated 4-bolt mounts.
- Slotted headtube reduces weight at the front end and looks great.
- 135mm dropout spacing for any standard MTB hub.
- Takes 1 1/8 headset.
- Available in silver or white, long or short.
- Weight: Long silver 1590g, Short white 1616g


Echo Pure:
WB:1065mm BB:+30mm CS:380mm
- Updated once again, Echo's Pure frame is based on the very popular 2004 Control frame design.
- Full 6061-T6 aluminum construction cuts cost while maintaining rigidity.
- Available in either polished aluminum or powder white finish.
- CNC Machined dropouts and chainstay plates help stiffen the frame and provide large weld areas for the tubes.
- Top and down tube gussets at the head tube direct stress away from the ends of the tubes, improving frame life.
- Comes complete with low-profile, dedicated 4-Bolt HS33 mounts spaced at 99 mm, allowing the frame to accept even the widest of trials rims.
- Takes standard 1 1/8" headset, 120 mm long head tube and 128x68 mm BB shell.

Pictars of the Curtis Control



Weight
Size Short
Size Long
Silver Polish
1590 grams
1640 grams
White Powdercoat
1630 grams
1680 grams

Geometry using an Echo SL 26" fork (400mm /45mm) when the chain is baller tight:
Geometry
Pure short
Pure long
Wheelbase
1070 mm
1095 mm
BB Height
25 mm
25 mm
Head Tube Length
120 mm
120 mm
Rear Hub Spacing
135 mm
135 mm
Chainstay Length
380 mm
380 mm
Head Angle
72.5 degree
72.5 degree

Wheelbase
1070 mm
1095 mm
BB Height
25 mm
25 mm
Head Tube Length
120 mm
120 mm
Rear Hub Spacing
135 mm
135 mm
Chainstay Length
380 mm
380 mm
Head Angle
72.5 degree
72.5 degree
Attached Images
 
AteamNM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 09:40 AM   #219
NMTrailboss
Team Dead End
 
NMTrailboss's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Oddometer: 5,979
Tony,

Thanks for the great info. on the bikes!!

This is gonna be fun. Hoping to get a little workout on the bicycle after work today!
__________________
NMTrailboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2011, 11:40 AM   #220
Antikid
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Cincinnati
Oddometer: 82
here is a couple videos on my trials progress. i am having a LOT more fun now that I got out with someone else that rides.
he was able to show me ways to learn things that i didnt think about.

the part about this being a hell sport is very true though. my arms and back hurt like hell.

i know i am sloppy, still learning, so be gentle




__________________
05 KTM 625 SMC
09 KTM 200 XCW
Antikid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 10:26 PM   #221
AteamNM
Wonna Be ADVrider
 
AteamNM's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Sandia Mountains New Mexico
Oddometer: 3,610
Trials - An extreme sport made in hell.

Good stuff Antikid.
AteamNM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2011, 11:20 PM   #222
Garthe
ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...
 
Garthe's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Arizona
Oddometer: 4,345
Getting closer...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Garthe View Post
Aidans Echo should be here in about a week...
Well...I talked to matt today...it's built...I should get a picture tomorrow.

And, it should get to the house early next week.

Aidan been on a win streak in BMX. Get got his first Main wins last weekend (Friday & Saturday) and were going racing in Las Vegas this weekend.

I just can't wait to give the Trials bike to him. I'm going to let him take it to the BMX track to show it off. Maybe, we can perk some intrest in the young BMX riders.

Here's a picture from his first, 1st place trophy win. He really looks beat up in the picture. It was 10:00 at night (he's only 6...and NEVER stays up this late) and he raced his ass off to get 1st.

__________________
2007 XR650R
2001 Montessa 315R
Garthe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2011, 07:53 AM   #223
NMTrailboss
Team Dead End
 
NMTrailboss's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Oddometer: 5,979
Awesome Garth!! He looks very happy!
__________________
NMTrailboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2011, 09:12 PM   #224
Gordy
Team Listo
 
Gordy's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: NM
Oddometer: 22,207
I got some good time on the bike tonight!

Thank god for the knee guards. I heard a nice "clack" when my knee hit the steering stem on one of my better moves.
Gordy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2011, 09:13 PM   #225
NMTrailboss
Team Dead End
 
NMTrailboss's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Oddometer: 5,979
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gordy View Post
I got some good time on the bike tonight!

Thank god for the knee guards. I heard a nice "clack" when my knee hit the steering stem on one of my better moves.
Cool! You have better moves?
__________________
NMTrailboss is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014