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Trials/ Mountain Bike?

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Well i dont think i will ever be super serious about trials, and I would like to have a bike that i can ride decent distances, and also not spend very much money! Im mainly just looking for a frame right now, what do you guys suggest? the gary fisher opie frame looks like it would work well, since the seat can go so high and so low

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I reckon something along the lines of Base Ta 26 minus the silly bash guard would be ok then as if and when you get more into trials it can be upgraded to be a pretty nice ride.

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really any small XC/mountain bike will do.

If you dont aim to ride that serriously and still want to ride other things then its all youll need.

if you want something a little stonger and dont mind about the weight to much then a jup from would be ideal, something along the lines of GT chucker, Azonic DS1

DMR sidekick ect. Pretty much the frames that were used as trials frames before any real trials frames were available.

the good thing about doing it your way is if you dont like trials your not stuck with a bike thats usless to you, this way you can go jumping, or XC riding or whatever takes your fancy next.

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Base TA26 - don't even think about anything else.

Its not just about how low the seat can go, short chainstays make a huge difference. If you want to ride street, manual, spin, bunny hop, all on a reasonable weight frame - get the base. I have a really long 410mm seat post in mine for riding around and a pocket sized section of old seat post that I swap in if I want to do some seatless trials riding.

Its also a great frame for just riding, I can spend all day just carving turns up and down the street.

Don't mess about get one, the time you spend thinking about alternatives is time you could be riding.

Duane.

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Base TA26 - don't even think about anything else.

+3

I rode mine to work this morning! I have the base for getting places and an echo for trials, and sometimes I find it hard to decide which is more fun!

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The base really is a great all-round frame, and at £100 it really is a good buy.....you could also look at an onza woodstock. I commute on mine; 4miles, 3days a week with a 28t front ring and gears.

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shoot, I guess I just noticed that this is a UK forum, I should have specified that i am in the US. Are there any dealers for tarty in the us? Seems like a great frame, but would i Be able to have 12 or 24 speeds? About how much do you guys think im looking at for all the other components it needs?

thanks

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Are there any dealers for tarty in the us?

Don't think so mate but you can get it shipped which I doubt will be horrifically expensive

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I'm selling a Woodstock that i'm after £70ish for, cost maybe £40 to ship it, if its around that i'd do it for £100 which is $200ish I think, offers there if you want it, Near mint condition.

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I've done almost exactly what you've suggested with a TA26.

It's got a 32T ring (probly gonna put something a wee bit smaller on soon), with the bash plate bodged out with the aid of a steel plate with 4 holes in it to be big enough. Gears on it, Avid V's front and back. I use it both to ride to work and for trials.

It's the mutt's nuts.

Or will be when I have some forks that don't weigh 50 tons on it.

But bear in mind that I'm oldschool as fook (I'm from the "X-Ile you can both jump and ride trials on" era) ;):P

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