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Beginner wheel size?

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wanting to get into trials nothing to serious a do a lot of mtb and dh riding so was wondering what wheel size to go for as im used to 26 thanks 

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This video should help.

I have tried both. I started off on a crap onza t-pro 20", then got curious about 26" as i do MTB. 26" definately felt more normal and it was great on two wheels rolling up and down obstacles. 20" is what i currently use and because i am about 5' 6 i find it much easier to control on the back wheel. The length on the 26" made it harder for me to throw my weight around. I later got a better 20" and it does feel more twichy than the 26" and not as nice on two wheels but i think i am progressing faster on the 20".

If you are tall (or maybe i should say not short) i would go for 26.

 

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Generally if people come from BMXing they go with a 20", and people who've been DHing, MTBing or dirt jumping go with 26". I feel it's generally easier to learn the maneuverability side of trials on a 20", which is the first thing you learn, but as you progress bigger wheels really start to shine.

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Cheers guys just gone for the 20inch was cheap and near by had the choice of a retro looking onza t-raptor or onza blade so went for the blade :P

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Kinda stuck again guys . Im selling that blade kinda needs more money spending on it than it's worth. Thinking ill spend a bit more and get something more decent been looking at a crewkerz freed second hand for about 400 is this a good buy? Or should i get a new mod for about that price?  Pretty bad at hops see can hop my dh bike about as high that blade so unsure about 20" wheels? Use to being able to compress the bike . Cheers

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Glad to have DH rider here :) I have a lot of questions, but... not now, not here :)

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Ha know what you mean can feel a bit of dummy asking loads of basic stuff especially when you've been doing other kinds of biking for years :D

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On 03/12/2015, 20:54:45, Wavell said:

Ha know what you mean can feel a bit of dummy asking loads of basic stuff especially when you've been doing other kinds of biking for years :D

That what is forum for :) To have this comfort feel like a dummy child and ask literally everything :)

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A Freed for £400 sounds a good price, definitely worth a punt!

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On 12 December 2015 at 19:13:32, isitafox said:

A Freed for £400 sounds a good price, definitely worth a punt!

Yeah was on ebay seemed a good buy. Just bought a new old stock onza blade the white/gold one off rock n roll bikes got some good deals on  at the mo ended up getting it for £300 :) 

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