Jul 14, 2017

What to learn first?

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Ok guys, I just bought my first dedicated trials bike and am trying to figure out where to start. I have a very strong mountain bike background, and can do some "trialsy" moves (i.e. trackstand, rear wheel hops-sometimes, 180 hops, manuals, and ride fakie). I'm mainly going to be sticking to more street trials riding as well. So where do I start? And what type of objects should I look to learn on? I've got plenty of space to build some obstacles on my property, so if you have any suggestions on stuff I can build and materials I can use, let me know! Thanks in advace for any help!

Jul 16, 2017

Build something long and skinny... various height pallet stacks, triangle like things later on... the basics are pure balance ! Build things you are comfortable putting your front wheel on, and balance... then figure out how to hop up it in different ways: bunny hop, pedal up, surge, sidehop to both sides, wedge... just ride a lot and get comfortable with the bike- in the beginning flat ground is just fine to get pivots to both sides, balancing on the rear wheel and pedal kicking. Once you have all this start building whatever you like.

Jul 16, 2017

Great! Thanks! I've been having a look on line and have some thoughts for some of the stuff you've described. And luckily we've got access to plenty of pallets so that's easy! Can't wait to get going! Bike arrives Monday!

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