The Season is Over - Now What?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Greebe, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. heffergm

    heffergm Long timer

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    I would expect studs in a trials tire to rip it to pieces pretty quickly. Maybe if you're incredibly bored and you have an MT43 laying around.
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  2. tomatoe333

    tomatoe333 Long timer

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    Hmmm, I happen to have an MT43 laying around...
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  3. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Hmmm, never thought about that. Might be a good use for and MT43... :hmmmmm
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  4. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    I buy studded enduro bike knobbies from a guy in Rhode Island. I have one pair of long studs 7mm for deep snow and one pair of short studs 4mm for low snow. The serious New England guys will also have a pair with cars studs for bare frozen ground and rocks.

    For my trials bike,I was going to have him build me a pair of IRC's with car tire studs last season. I didn't want to spend the extra cash, so rode all winter without them. Except on glare ice, I was surprised at how much traction we had. If you kept riding the same line, it would pack down to an icy glare though. Really teaches using momentum, instead of a throttle blip at times!
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  5. Brewtus

    Brewtus Buffoonery, Inc.

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    Well....

    At least it's not a silly-assed crossover thread. Yet....:csm
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  6. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Radioactive

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    I think winter could be a good time to map out a course of neighbours fences, dog houses and mail boxes to the nearest Starbucks. And I'll do this as soon as someone tells me what trials bike I should make my first. The GAS GAS TXT GP 300 looks choice.

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  7. North ride

    North ride Adventurer

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    Trail Trauma you need a trials bike crazy fun. Only danger is you might lose interest in your dirt bike. They are pretty additive Lol.
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  8. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Radioactive

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    I know right? I'm forwarding your concerns to my wife as I type ;)

    I'm slowly warming up to the idea, as I begin to focus on enduro type riding. At first I figured the trials bike would be relegated to small play areas, but now from looking around here, and at videos I can see it has a much broader diversity. Trails would be a blast. Only concern being fuel range.

    I won't plug up this thread with questions but I have a ton. I'll spend the next months scanning threads in here and try and slowly maneuver myself towards the 'right bike' for my needs as spring comes.

    I could have a blast on a new 701, and a commuter bike would be nice again, but to have something steeped with the prospect of mad growth could be pivotal in my development. Translating nicely into my 300 performance.
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  9. North ride

    North ride Adventurer

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    I ride mine cross country lots fuel isn't a issue. Got a gas pack from Outlaw trial sport.

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  10. TrailTrauma

    TrailTrauma Radioactive

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    Smart, and at 3.5 litre tank it isn't out of the Q to be able to carry that again on one's back, and/or waist. I'm sure 5-7 litres would go for many hours of riding.
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  11. bobbywarner

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    @Greebe A couple of us MN guys sometimes drive down to the MATT club (Kansas City area) to ride during the winter. It's not too bad a drive from Minneapolis. Especially the Trenton, MO location -- http://matt-trials.com/events.html
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  12. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    In Texas and Oklahoma some of our the best riding is just starting now that it's no longer friggin too hot! IMG_20171112_203058.jpg
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  13. Grooster

    Grooster Face Plant Specialist

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    Kansas rides year round, too. Yesterday's weather was perfect for our November club event at Douglass, KS. Heck, it wasn't really cold last winter until March! Sure beats staring at the bike in the garage all winter!
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  14. lineaway

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    Kansas?? Just last week I finally lost my toe nail off my big toe from that Saturday event. What a turd pile. Can`t wait till you have another National. 2019 ? Too short a loop, but I loved the sections!
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  15. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    chain her up and keep riding.
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  16. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Does that work better than screws? I wouldn't think so?
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  17. Boom Boom

    Boom Boom Been here awhile

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    Best thing I see in that picture is the 6-pack of IPA.
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  18. DerViking

    DerViking Shred

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    I run a chain on my sidecar drive wheel. Works great, except on dry pavement. Cuts much deeper than the studs I've tried. Low maximum speed. But my bike is scary over about 20. So rarely a problem.

    We roll to the desert and ride all winter. Had great weather for the Hardscrabble trials. Long loops of commiting riding. I spent 3 days and Graydog 6 cutting back acacia, so a lovely experience for the participants, if hard on the trials masters.
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  19. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    Stud are expensive. I built these chain from a pile of chains i already had or aquired.

    Riding on pavement chained up in less than a foot of snow is really fun. On the unplowed stuff it really needs to be firm and iced up to ride.
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