TrialsMan Dan

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About TrialsMan Dan

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  • Birthday 03/10/94

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    Dumfries and Galloway
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    Dan Wright
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    Inspired Hex, Inspired Element forks, Mavic EX721 rims on Hope Pro 2 hubs, Inspired Arcade bars, BBB stem, Trialtech foam grips, Trialtech tensioner. Federal pivotal seat. 05 Magura HS33 rear brake, Shimano Saint front brake. Maxxis/DMR tyres. FSA The Pig headset. Shimano Deore XT chain set, Saint Bottom Bracket, 22-16 gearing, Superstar pedals.
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  1. Hey all, been a very long time since last posting on the forum but still riding regularly. I'm off on holiday to North Yorkshire next week and was contemplating taking my Hex with me. Staying in the village of Askrigg but figured the closest decent street would be about an hour away in Skipton - or could travel an hour the other way and arrive in Kendal. Anybody in the area up for a hop between the 10th-14th or suggest anywhere to ride? Cheers
  2. Is the question really necessary? At the bare bones trials is manoeuvring your bike over obstacles so by whatever means necessary.
  3. Nice post Ross, keep them coming. I pretty much stopped buying MBUK when it got it's facelift and removed anything to do with trials. I remember a good article where Martyn Ashton and Grant Fielder swapped roles but adapted their own bikes to suit (Martyn going dirt jumping, Grant doing trials). Pretty sure there's an issue which featured an interview with a young Mr Travis...
  4. Not trying to put Inspired on a downer here, I mean I think its great that they are thinking of younger/smaller riders but im not sure the Flow will be a big seller. They have certainly created this for a very niche market, there is nothing else out there like it. Il be wrong, no doubt, but its what im thinking.
  5. I dont really understand what it is you are exactly asking here, since you have gave an example at the bottom of your post. You either know what you're talking about or you dont. If you dont know what effect each change will make you are probably not experienced enough in the sense that you have maybe only ridden one bike. I think you need to try riding some fellow trials riders bikes to get a grasp of how geometry affects the bike's handling. I take it you are looking for a custom frame next?
  6. Hashtagg Raging is what I do when im angry.
  7. Take it you've moved to the city now Ross? Im beginning to make an appearance back a bike again, will be checking the forum a bit more often now just let me know of any rides coming up. Usually working at weekends but I have a couple Saturdays off in December if anythings organised.
  8. I never saw that, il go hunt the post, quite excited about some new stuff being available
  9. Got a Saint M810 on the front for mine recently, its mega! Using a 180mm Hope Trial rotor and not having any issues though I have to say they definitely dont feel as strong as a Shimano or Avid rotor. I also find the Saint pads tend to move about slightly, say id bunnyhop or just do a couple moves, id hear the pad scraping slightly afterwards, recified by tapping the lever slightly a couple times to reset the pistons. Might actually try pressing the lever with no rotor in for as slightly better bite point.
  10. Just spent the last half hour reading through this thread, kept me entertained to say the least! I stopped using the forum because of such heated debates but came back about a year or so later to see nothing has changed. Anyway, loving the looks of the Arcade im now tempted to go back to 24, but im just not riding often enough now to justify any new bike. Still, im interested in some if the new Inspired parts which could make welcome appearances on my Hex. Are the Arcade 'bars definitely on their way too? Also quite curious to know which grade of steel the Arcade actually is.
  11. Funnily enough, we have a local lad who we call 'Beaver' or 'Beav'. Thats mainly due to his beaver-esque front teeth arrangement. Must be about 15/16 and used to ride on a bashed up X-Rated bike, gears were all knackered up and so ripped the front and rear mechs off and ran 'singlespeed'. Used to come to our local skatepark and jump everthing and rode the bowls too. His speciality were ETs, something he grasped in an afternoon (beats my learning curve by half a year). Last time I saw him he was on some Apollo thing, so the jump bike has clearly gave up the ghost. It's been a while since I last rode our skatepark on a busy day and haven't seen sight of him since last year at least...hope he's still out riding though, was certainly an entertainer!
  12. For me, I just go and ride my bike. My style is definetely streety, I prefer to ride things with a bit of speed and be more flowy and creative, however I dont purposefully classify myself as a 'Street' or 'TGS' rider when on my Inspired, I just go and ride. With the Hex, Inspired have created a bike that feels good no matter what you do with it/how you ride, I rarely even think of it as a trials bike now...its just a bike. Without stirring up too much bitching, how 'TGS' riders can say that 'Street' isnt proper trials or is BMXy is beyond my belief, if you look back to old videos with the likes of Ryan Leech, Jeff Lenosky, Martyn Ashton, Chris Akrigg, heck even old Danny Mac videos, what they were/are doing is simply riding trials. Theres nothing new in what is perseved to be new riding styles, only pushing the boundaries. I'd go as far as saying that the TGS style of riding is newer fad than 'Street'. Having drifted away from the forum, its nice to see this topic and think its business as usual here......
  13. Seeing as I didnt fit in the time to film a GETCreative edit, I'll make an effort to produce something for this. I think restrictions put in place are a good thing Ben!
  14. Cause its a shitty Panasonic Lumix. Only joking, they're great little cameras, use Adobe Premiere (latest version will do) and that will convert your AVCHD files into something more useable such as .mov or .mp4. Ensure your camera and your software is set to 16:9 aspect ratio for HD footage.
  15. If the rider who ended up sponsored was looking for frames, would they be provided with only trials frames or would they be allowed to get something else built as a second ride too, say fixie/bmx/jump/street frame?