Thinking on trial

Discussion in 'Trials' started by blakken, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. blakken

    blakken dirt napper

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    Thinking on start riding some trial bike.
    I come from light enduro riding on a rally kitted 450exc. And from a totaly rally kitted 990 adv r.
    Sold them and dont think i do more rallies

    But some thimes i want to take a drive with outher that drive enduros amd go for some free riding wekends!

    What bike can handle some single tracks?
    And can you add some extra fuel?


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  2. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I see you've had a Freeride. What about another bike like that?
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  3. blakken

    blakken dirt napper

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    Didnt like the free ride.
    Its weight as much as a full enduro.


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  4. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    A trials bike will go pretty much anywhere and is extremely light in comparison to the bikes you have owned in the past. However riding sitting down for long periods can be pretty uncomfortable and gearing is very low as is fuel capacity. For shorter rides over extreme terrain a trials bike is pretty good though and you can add a Hebo auxiliary tank for extra fuel capacity.
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  5. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    TRS Xtrack.
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  6. MT 007

    MT 007 Been here awhile

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    Sherco X-Ride
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  7. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I have had the best experience trail riding on the Montesa's and Beta's, however haven't had a chance to ride a TRS (TRRS) on the trail but hear they are great.

    The TRS and the Beta are likely your best options as you can get the TRS Xtrack with larger tank/seat and the Beta Seat tank for any of the Beta's.

    My opinions. Hop this helps. :thumb
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  8. gsweasel

    gsweasel Just wanna see what's around that next bend...

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    Hey blakken, did you mean a “trials” bike, or a “trail” bike? Subtle spelling difference, but not so subtle bike difference....
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  9. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I think his comment about adding extra fuel helps indicate he really meant trials... but I could be wrong...
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  10. blakken

    blakken dirt napper

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    I want somthing like this[​IMG]

    And want it to handle this some thimes
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  11. Twin-shocker

    Twin-shocker Long timer

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    Have you ever owned a trials bike before? Modern machines like the one pictured are built only for serious high level competition and you will find they are not at all well suited to dual purpose use.
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  12. blakken

    blakken dirt napper

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    Ok no i never ovned a trial!
    What to buy then?


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  13. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    It really chaps me when people take it upon themselves to tell others what they can and can't do with their own bike. There seems to be a belief among some that using a trials bike for some trail riding is a sin against the trials community at large. Not well suited for dual purpose? So what! My 1190R isn't "well suited" for a lot of the riding I do with it, but I do it anyway. Because it suits me. And guess what. I've done a lot, & I mean a lot, of trail riding on trials bikes, and they are an absolute hoot!

    So blakken, I suggest you buy the bike of your choice, make any necessary changes that you deem fit, and go ride it however, and wherever, you like.
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  14. heffergm

    heffergm Long timer

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    That's fine, but he still can't have the Yamaha unless he goes to Japan and steals one from Kenichi ;)
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    2whlrcr gooligan

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  16. 10K

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    My WTC inertia Beta 300 is a blast to ride on trails. Some of these trails resemble the loops used in Trials competion, go figure.
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  17. Nobade

    Nobade Been here awhile

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    That's funny. I never realized it but evidently I have a WTC inertia Beta 290. And it makes a wonderful trail bike. As long as I don't go too far...but it's still good for three hours easy.
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  18. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Twin-shocker is against modern trials bikes and feels they are over the top for new riders.

    For what your talking about using one for, something like a Montesa 4RT or Beta 4T works very well as long as you are aware of limitations like a small fuel tank and not being able to sit without getting an aftermarket seat.

    I have a montesa and use it for exactly what your wanting to use it for and it works great. I strapped an extra couple of 1 Liter fuel bottles to it to double my range and where I still don’t have the range of a large bike it’s plenty for a nice trail ride for me.

    The Betas even have an optional seat tank that extend range even more.

    Good luck.
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    Buschog Been here awhile

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    I've been thinking lately about trail riding my GG lately, and even more so in early spring to build loop endurance. Our loop, sometimes, is a real ass-kicker.
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