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About Brettoll

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  1. As another person who suffers from this, being 36 and very much relearning as not properly riding in about 10+ years. Being super visible and falling off a lot, I try to block out the noise - which in some cases on an evening with a drunk audience passing by can be difficult. I am finding each time getting into a headspace where I am focused on what I am doing on the bike rather than all around it, sometimes music helped as well. Failing that, as already suggested - working out which spots and when is best to ride them is always my fallback.
  2. Weird as actually you look at the coverage they mention within the cycling community, where people like Danny or Fabio are top names that most other bike disciplines know (due to their media) yet there is the response above from British Cycling? Though saying that, how much do you blur the trials vs MTB with those guys - as Martyn states Danny isn't a top 'proper trials' rider - is it a branding thing? To me, it's always been a bit of an outsider type of riding which I kind of like.. but it doesn't really grow the sport.
  3. That is looking mint! Can't wait to see the full build
  4. Does this mean a Zaskar build trials rig and a mashup video with Hans Rey?
  5. I have a set of Gusset rigids that would work well otherwise
  6. Less trials, more MTB nowadays - probably still has a rig, but the scene died out in Reading a little while back
  7. Going for a rear Mavic rim, skinny all the way
  8. Checked and the few 26" were 2.3's and as @Alex Dark said 26" is dead so all 650b / 27 etc. 2.3 - nice thought but that wouldn't fit. 2.3 and 2.2 - I have both and was running the 2.2 on the front - but wanted something with knobbles for the rear.. sigh - might be X2 2.2 for now
  9. 2.35 is a squeeze. I have a 2.3 Holy Roller in there and it's so close! Maybe switch out for a tacky Heavy Duty XC instead...
  10. I am looking for a modern rear tyre with old school / retro dimensions for the Orange Zero build. Are there any modern DH style tyres in 2.2 that are worthwhile in investment? Or failing that a heavy duty XC tyre? Cheers, Brett
  11. £82 collection only win off Ebay (about £40 in fuel) - this is it in it's initial glory
  12. Still in the same state, currently searching for some forks and also need the rear wheel rebuilt.. It is on an ever growing to do list currently Ahahaa nooo! I need to at least build it and ride it first, might get a Mod next as I have been through everything else
  13. Ebay scouring it is! Cheers Leon
  14. With that opening question, you will get a lot of valid opinions that may or may not work for you. A few suggestions for you: What got you here and interested in trials? Did you watch a street vid or see someone riding a seatless bike? Is there a type of riding you like to watch and would like to try? What kind of riding do you enjoy now, do you ride MTB or BMX? Find someone local to have a go on their trials bike and get a feel for one live! There are bikes that are more geared towards specific types of riding (streety flow / big power moves) but you need to find out what you want, then hone in on the specifics. Welcome!