After a break from trials of more than 4 years I decided a few months back to get back into riding.
Back in 2013 I purchased an Echo Trial 24 frame from Duncan Shaw. Needless to say the frame was in need of some love back then!:
The bike remained in this state and wasn't ridden until October last year where I slowly began a bit of a restoration to bring things more inline with the modern bikes. I was keen to tidy up the look of the bike up somewhat and so set about respraying the frame in Matt Black (Charlies Stores special!) and purchased a number of new bits such as tyres, wheels, bars, stem, brakes, cranks, freewheel and more.
This weekend I finally got round to the finishing touches and I am really happy with the result, the bike now looks and rides like it means business. Hard to believe the difference compared to when I first got it back in 2013! The only thing left to do will be to shorten the rear brake hose, but that hasn't bothered me too much in the few months I've been using it. The total weight of the bike comes in a shade over 7.9kg, which I'm really pleased with.
I'm now looking forward to warmer weather and longer days to get more practice and learning in.
I'll list a rough spec below the photos for those interested.
Cheers - Lewis
Frame: 2011 Echo Trial
Fork: Bonz HS33 24"
Headset: Trialtech SL
Front Wheel: Echo Urban disc hub, Jitsie 24" front rim
Rear Wheel: Bonz hub 135mm, Jitsie 24" rear rim
Front Tyre: Schwalbe Rocket Ron 24 x 2.1
Rear Tyre: Schwalbe Fat Albert 24 x 2.4
Front Tube: Maxxis Ultralight 20"
Rear Tube: Jitsie Light 24"
Stem: Crewkerz WAW WPP RS 145mm x 15deg
Bars: Jitsie Carbon 730mm x 110mm
Grips: Jitsie Foam, Jitsie bar ends
Cranks: Rockman CNC SL 170mm
Freewheel: Jitsie Race 135 click
Bashring: Echo SL half ring
Pedals: Jitsie 7075 caged with Jitsie grip tape
Chain: KMC Z610
BB: Echo Urban ISIS
Front Brake: Magura HS33R, Heatsink Coust pads, Echo TR clamps
Rear Brake: Magura HS33R, TNN LGM pads, Echo TR clamps