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  1. I'm in talks with my local council about redeveloping an old BMX track (now flattened). It's a pretty big site, 50x100m (football pitch)

    I'm hoping to make it a multi use bike "park" with Tarmac pumptrack, MTB skills area and a trials section.

    Any ideas for the trials section? I'm thinking concrete pipes, big rocks etc. I want to make sure it's hard wearing.







  2. Trials is highly taxing on the nervous system. If you’re tired or stressed (or both) it will significantly effect your performance. 

    Taking some time to warm up your nervous system can help, little basic moves, build your confidence up. 

    Deep breathing and clearing you mind will also help you focus.


  3. Hey all!

    Thinking about touring Europe in the summer for a couple of weeks with my bikes: Hex, Stumpjumper and CAADX. 

    Any trials spots I should consider? Also any skateparks, pump tracks etc. 

    Thinking of getting the ferry then heading to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, French alps, possibly Italy then back up France on the way home.

    Probably a mix of camping/air bnb.

    Any suggestions would be great!


  4. Probably got tight forearms. 

    With most people spending a lot of time at a computer forearms can get tight causing pain in the hands. I got this really bad riding trails/dh in the alps in the summer.

    Generally muscle tightness gets worse over time unless you do something about it. So if you haven't ridden for a while, your forearms have probably got tighter since then. 

    Try these exercises -  

    also look into magnesium spray or even magnesium supplementation. 

    Ive just ordered one of these, hoping it will help a lot -




  5. I was at Birmingham university for 3 years (11 years ago!) 

    Birmingham city centre was very good loads of different places. 

    Matlock Bath had a really good quarry for natural/rocks if it's still there. Town was reasonable for urban too.

    There was a really good indoor skate park in Moseley too. 

    Just explore, I used to just ride everywhere and found lots of places. Riding with other people really helps too.


  6. 9 hours ago, Tony Harrison said:

    Me and a friend were both riding silver Ashtons I think, somewhere down on the seafront. You'd just got into trials I seem to remember, must've been about 2003.

    Ah yes I remember! Looking forward to riding a bit more again!

  7. Thanks for the comments guys. 

    I've decided to take the plunge and go for the Hex. 

    Will let you know how I get on! Little bit excited!

    On 11/28/2017 at 9:25 AM, Tony Harrison said:

    Hi Seb, we rode together once or twice in Brighton, years back! I think you'd find the Hex very fun to ride, particularly if you've been riding the P1. I have one (from around 2011) and it's great - I have a 90mm Hope stem, about half an inch of spacers and the Trialtech high rise bars.

    Long time ago! What were you riding back then?

  8. Hi everyone!

    I'm thinking of buying a Hex so that I can effectively combine my Koxx Levelboxx and Specialized P1 into one "do it all" fun bike. I've been out of the trials scene for about 10 years and getting back into doing a bit of riding. I've always preferred natural/pure trials but I picked up the P1 for £75 on Gumtree after a new skate park opened locally and it been fun riding a bit of park and street. 

    Been thinking of upgrading my Koxx as I can see things have moved on, initially was looking at a new "pure" frame but actually become quite attracted to the idea of a bike I can have fun and throw at anything. 

    Couple of questions -

    1. Will the Hex be able to ride more pure trials stuff like I've been used to on my Koxx? And how will it fair in a skatepark for example?

    2. I've seen a Hex frame for sale (in the sale section) I think it's 2012ish. How does the geometery/ride compare to the newer models? I can't actually find any new for sale anywhere anyway but is it worth waiting for the 2018 model?



  9. Hi all,

    I've lost touch with the trials scene for a couple of years and really want to get back into it.

    I'm currently riding;

    Old Koox Levelboss (04?) 26"

    Echo Pure Forks

    Hope Trial Rear hub with CK 16t cog

    Hope xc front hub

    Echo (old) rims

    Middleburns with 20t

    Front Avid BB

    Rear Avid Ultimate with some trials pads can't remember what they are

    I will mainly be riding natural and would like to build a new bike as mine is a bit out of date now! Had a look around Tarty bikes and have no idea what is good anymore!

    Basically I would like to build a whole new bike to suite natural, I'm 6'1" so would like a longer bike.

    Strength and price is NOT a factor, just want something that rides super nice.

    What do people recommend?



  10. Hi Guys,

    I'm trying to make a content managed ticket and members system for one of my clients' websites. I know XHTML and css quite well now and have all the designs ready to "plug together" I had a guy working on it, but he's too busy and I would like to get it finished quicker.

    Ideally I need someone that knows what they are doing in PHP/mysql. I am willing to pay for any work completed too.

    If anyone can help or knows someone that can please let me know.



  11. Here's my best shots.

    Over all the show wasn't brilliant, I was bored and I even had a pres pass! Lighting was absolutely terrible, for those of you that know cameras I was using ISO3200, f2.8, 200th/sec and flash and was still struggling!

    Trials ones were pretty crap, bmx ones are nice though.






























  12. While we won't limit your surfing choices, we do offer three levels of TiSP service: Trickle, The #2, Royal Flush :lol:

    Google actually do broadcast free wireless internet across their HQ home town of Mountain View, CA.

  13. To give you a few of my ideas:

    - I want to avoid any other riders in each shot, I hate videos where there are other people ruining a shot

    - All attractive locations

    - All riders must wear a helmet, to promote safety in the sport

    - No one move wonders

    - all flowing camera angles, avoiding static camera unless effective

    - nice music that suits the riding, no silly heavy rock just cos the editor likes that shot...

    - ... other things we come up with

    I want this to be THE best trials video ever!!

    It's going to be exciting


  14. Cheers for the comments Tomm!

    I fully agree with what you have said, only problem is it's not my website and the end of the day it's my client's so he gets what he wants! I personnally can't stand flash websites but that is what they wanted.

    I'll look into modifying the menu so that you don't have to wait.

    As for the logo, that is there logo. I did modify it to make it fit better but they told me to change it back :rolleyes:

    This guy has been the most demanding and difficult client i have ever dealt with! That's life I supose.


  15. Hi Guys!

    As some of you may be aware I have a multimedia company, and this summer we are looking to film a trials DVD.

    What I would like to find out first was what kind of things people would want.

    Riders? - who would you like to see riding

    Locations? - where would you like to see ridden (UK)

    Length? - how long do you think would be good? I was thinking around 1 hour.

    Price? - if it went on sale how much would people be willing to pay? We're not intending to make a profit from it, but would be nice to cover expenses.

    and anything else you think should be added.

    To give you an idea what it might be like, we have currently have to play with:

    2 x HD100s


    a jib


    a stedicam


    Thanks in advance for your ideas.


  16. Hi guys,

    My company is making a website for a new strip club that is opening in Brighton next week.

    What I would like it to have is this animated so she dances a little bit. Even if it is a 5 sec loop or something.

    Most basic option i think would be to make variations of that vector in illustrator then I can put them together in flash.

    I am willing to pay for a good finished product.