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About Explosifpete

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  1. Don’t get to hung up on the gearing but I think it was 22/18 had it set up like this, maybe I just needed to stick with it a bit longer
  2. Quite a few wrong statements in your reply as I was talking about my personal experience not saying it was a bad bike, but... It was very light geared great for learning pedal hops and the like but bit slow getting places, in fact the gear was recommended to me by people on this forum. Obviously the bunnyhop ability has nothing to do with gearing. yes Ali c can tear it up at the pump track but I am not him. im used to a 650b enduro bike so am pretty used to the way that hops, I also used to ride bmx and could hop them pretty high but the trials bike just felt like all my weight is to far forward, again, good for trials My question about the pashley was if it would ride somewhere in between a trials bike and a mtb?
  3. I need some advice. i want a bike I can practice trials on but still be able to get to the spots as the ones near me are all a bit spread out. I had an inspired hex which was great for the trials part but the gearing meant I was walking it places and I found it really awkward to bunnyhop while rolling and rubbish at the pump track. Tried a friend jump bike but that wasnt good at the trials part. i was think about an old school trials rig like a pashley might be better but I haven’t ridden one so really don’t know. Any ideas?
  4. I can't jump the hex for toffee!
  5. I can't jump the hex for toffee!
  6. I currently have an inspired hex for trials and a Stanton slackline for street, pump tracks and Mtb trails. the slackline is a bit slow for xc duties and I don't use the hex than much as it's a bitch to pedal anywhere. so I'm thinking about getting an xc bike and then something for trials that I can also jump. im thinking lighter than the slackline and with a shorter fork, 4x bike maybe? any ideas?
  7. I think i want one! anyone fancy a swap for my HEX?
  8. your gonna have to put some videos up!
  9. your gonna have to put some videos up!
  10. I'm also 36 and just getting in to trials! although I've been riding bmx and then Mtb since 1992 so have some skills to work with. Like daco I went for a 26" although I've gone for a inspired hex street trial, which has a fairly short stem as I want to learn stuff on the trials bike before taking in it to my Mtb. going well so far although it hurts my elbows
  11. That is the nicest looking trials bike I've seen. Well done. How long is very long?
  12. Good times ! If anyone wants one I'm happy to sell them one cheaply (they belong to the shop I work at) in other news the frame I brought has a cross threaded bb so fingers crossed I can re-tap it
  13. A quick search reveals I don't have the 14 which is good news! not sure what ages these are, hopefully the good ones as I have 6 of them!
  14. Thanks chaps. Although I've been a mtber since 1992 and worked in the industry for the last 8 years I haven't met any trials riders so it really helpful to get pointed in the right direction from the people in the know. The bike I'm building has mostly XC parts which I know aren't the best for trials but I want to keep things cheap before I know if I like it or not and I have accumulated masses of parts over the years. oh and that leads me on to another question. Magura hs33s, I have the latest ones but also a few sets from the race line era, I've gone with the newer due to the lever being a closer match to the Magura disc brake I'll be running but the older ones look much tougher, any opinions ?
  15. had a rummage and sadly there aren't any here I'm gonna try the baron and see how it goes, maybe ill give it a trim