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  1. Assuming you're using a disc brake rather than rim there's no reason it won't work. Might ride slightly odd though!
  2. Extra cool! Moto-manny over the rail to nose-pivot back over was lush. And Zhenya's style... Why so angry?! Love it.
  3. I love that you're still hitting it hard after so long! You must also be one of the last micro-tyre-pressure users around
  4. The Alias 20.2 is here. Same as the 20.1 except for colour and 135mm dropouts. I built mine up about two weeks ago but only just got the chance to ride it. A chilly morning solo-ride doddering around Bradford and Leeds. Fresh wheels and everything greased and tight makes a bike feel amazing, but now it's me that feels rusty instead.
  5. 20.2 Trialtech: Sport Lite Splined Cranks, Sport Lite BB, 18t splined sprocket Hope: Pro4 Gusset: DoubleSix 12t sprocket Things could get a bit tight spacing-wise on the 20.1, but because they push out wider the chain clearance on chain/seatstays isn't so much an issue. I've never run a two-piece crankset so have never encountered the crank spacing issue, but in terms of chain clearance I could've put the sprocket almost anywhere on the driveshell and it would still clear. Rear sprocket is currently just slightly on the dropout side of central on the splines.
  6. It was, and I did. He's got such a crazy style. Never at rest... if it looks like he might be stationary for more than a second, he's bounced somewhere else!
  7. The main difference will be chainstay length. Probably slightly higher BB, a little shorter reach and a steeper head-angle, but the chainstays are significantly shorter than older mods. Also worth bearing in mind you can run a 19" wheel in there with no issues whatsoever, so you needn't worry about the change because you don't need to undergo it They're pretty fun in skateparks - certainly no BMX but a lot comfier there than an X-Lite! Not great for getting around town though, as with any trials bike. They build up into really versatile bikes. Unlikely to give you the "leading edge" in any one discipline, but they're as happy riding street as on rocks or in a skatepark. A bit too twitchy to be super stable but twitchy enough to feel like you have administrative access to your own riding, a bit too long for full BMX/DJ feeling but long enough to give you the space for tech riding, a bit short to have the room for massive comp style moves but short enough to manual and spin and throw around easily. Really flicky and nimble, but that can sometimes be a nuisance - particularly when not used to it. They're a compromise, through and through, but I can't really think of anything they're actually bad at. Bar and stem choice will be an enormous influence. 165mm x 35° with Trialtech Hi Risers angled roughly perpendicular to the floor with 30mm of stackers gives me (1.72m) the above feel. They're made with longevity in mind - I don't think any have actually cracked - which is great, but there's the obvious weight penalty. It's not enormous, especially as it's adding weight in the middle rather than the front or back, but it's definitely there.
  8. Super fun video of super fun rides. Excellent work That bin line
  9. There might be trends, but it might not be for objective reasons. These things come and go - look at ultra long wheelbases and super low tyre pressures for example. Head angles used to be steep, then went slack, now are steep again. Years gone by, people used to run pretty flat bars, and when more sweep came in everyone jumped on the revelation for the exact same reasons ("old" vs "new" Zoo! bars... wow that was a long time ago). Now they've reduced it and it's happening again. Honestly, I don't think it makes much difference. Sure, there will be a few people who have odd wrist-bones or a particular posture or style that it definitely makes a difference for, but I think the majority just benefit from "new part syndrome". I've not tried any of the other new ones, but I've tried Arcade bars and think they're just horrible. I'm a die-hard Trialtech High Rise kind of person. Low-sweep options feel like holding a steering wheel, and just aren't for me. If you're currently having wrist issues then they're probably worth a go, but just don't go in with the expectation that it will 100% resolve instantly. It might make no difference at all - trials is just pretty heavy on the wrists - no getting around that!
  10. I know... never seen such perfect chain tension.
  11. CLS Neil Tunnicliffe Damon Watson Bersha There's a lot of other good riders in the style, but as much as I love TGS, it gets boring to watch pretty quick for me these days. With those four exceptions. I could watch them all day. (Note that I'm not counting PLENTY of other riders because their videos encompass more than straight TGS. TRA has plenty of rock/tech action, for example.)
  12. Mods are just ugly for the most part. Always thought stocks looked nicer but I just couldn't deal with the big wheels. There are exceptions of course, but only one I lusted after. This generation of PR, though Marco Grosenick's with the black rims was always me true love (until Chimpanzyyy built up a brakeless one): The first Hydroxx 26": The Giant: Magellan Tucana: And honourable mentions to Nick Goddard's GU Le - I liked the above but also really loved the no-frills look of it (which I think influenced my later bike choices quite heavily ) and Rowan Johns' Ashton, but in stealth brakeless mode with the Kniffen/Smart Guy forks, for a partially similar reason I guess. I guess also the early Pythons because I was a complete CLS fanboy, but then I had an '05 and realised there never had been and never will be a worse riding frame
  13. TGS, at it's core, is boring. An extremely exclusive class of people, however, make it an absolute pleasure to watch. I count four.
  14. This and GET2 illustrate my lament perfectly. Everything that is in there and now absent are what I lust after. I know the old-school riders generally tend to say the golden era of trials was a bit before this, but for an 06 starter, this remains the sport's peak for me. Desperately wish I hadn't lost my GET2.
  15. Eugh. Washers on the outside of the dropout (between dropout and axle washers) would be your best bet, otherwise you're getting a very small contact surface between axle and dropout. I hate trans-generational issues like this.