Aug 22, 2017

Brake Question


Is the Hope and/or Magura brake upgrade worth it over the DB5's? Looking to score a 4-play or Arcade and wondering if the extra spent on this brake upgrade is worth it.

Aug 24, 2017

Yes. Either the Hope or MT7 brakes are a significant upgrade over the DB5s. They have much more power and better performance for trials and are definitely worth the extra $100-150 in my opinion.

Aug 24, 2017

Good deal Ross that's what I was thinking.

Aug 27, 2017

Ross what would you say is the most important upgrade to consider? Brakes? Hubs/Rims? Cranks?

Aug 28, 2017

Depends on what bike you're talking about. Most of the Inspireds are pretty solid but there are a few things here and there I would change.

New Posts
  • Hi all, I guess this qualifies in the beginners' section more than the media thread. Back in 2012, I had released a handbook covering all the techniques of trials riding, mostly seen from a natural/comp perspective. Now, after about three years of riding street trials to figure out what all the cool moves were about, and revamping my website with extra street sections, it was time I'd put up together a revised edition of my book. Hence with the extra street chapters, the book has grown up from 240 pages to 288 pages in a A5 format (210x148mm portrait). A neat feature I am also quite pleased about, I managed to integrate QR codes onto the how-to pages for a direct access to relevant slow-motion videos (via any smartphone QR scanner app) Check it out on
  • Mustache, Jim Cochrane (aka cockmaster), Spaceman and I all trekked southwest about 5 hours to enjoy a slippery June Comp and camping at the Candy Town Motorcycle Club near Hershey PA. The weather was humid and rainy but great fun and laughs were enjoyed by all. Joe’s Bike Shop provided generous schwag bags, mother nature and Devin H provided the rest. We managed to get to Candy Town MCC in time to assist with a little section prep and camp set up. Mustache, who doesn’t ride trials, made this great vid for us and I think it is a good representation of the Sport sections and just generally a fun comp. Incidentally Mustache also showed us that non water proof cameras can hold a hell of a lot of water and still operate, as he found his camera hanging on the tent side literally filled with water Sunday AM. After pouring the water out of the battery bay he continued to shoot this vid.

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