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  1. Hello John. I'm learning too and I've found do what feels comfortable for you. I ride left foot forward and feel more comfortable turning to the left but also practice turning both ways. There's no laws stating which way to turn depending on what's your strongest foot. Both should be practiced so you're comfortable in all directions. I went for the Fourplay pro as my first bike, better brakes and drive train but go with what you can afford. Rich
  2. I removed the chain to give it a good clean after some riding at Rhyl seafront on Monday. The chain still had a lot of manufacturers grease on it and the sand seemed to absolutely love it! Bit of a predicament now as it turns out the quick link isn't a reusable one . Reading on TartyBikes they recommend not even using the quick link but attach the chain as you would normally by using a chain tool. That's fine and easy enough to do but unfortunately the chain was set to the right length which included the quick link. Is it feasible to remove remove the quick link making the chain one link shorter or buy a new chain? Rich
  3. Good advice thanks, I'm planning on getting 2 new chains of the same and use the spare links once shortened to replace the quick link on the original chain. The new quick link will be used as a "get me home" if I get a breakage. Yes there's certainly a lot more torque involved with trials compared to MTB I agree. Thanks very much for the comments, much appreciated. Guess there's no hopping for me until the new chains arrive, it'll be an excuse to get the cube stereo out and use her for a bit . Rich
  4. I was running the split link too without any issues but now I've got that nagging doubt with re using it after I opened the chain carefully with circlip pliers then re-attatching it. Are they really a throw away item once undone or safe to use once re-attatched? It didn't pop into place with a click like the first time I connected it together on assembly. Rich
  5. The chain was shortened to fit by TartyBikes before the bike being sent to me, that's the issue. I'm going to order a couple of new chains just to be sure and shorten them myself and keep the spare links! Shin pads are on order too! Rich
  6. Any recommendation on some shin guards please. I was recommended the SixSixOne shin guards but after reading some reviews I have been put off. Something nice and slim would be nice and true to size. Rich
  7. The Hebo Size Chart is terrible to be honest, why don't they do a circumference measurement? Can I ask which part of your calf you measured to get the 38cm as the Jutsie size chart measures below the knee and above the ankle. Rich
  8. Saw them, look really good but a bit put off how 2 sizes can cover from Small to XL. Without trying them first in a shop it's a bit of a gamble buying online only to find out they don't fit very well. Rich
  9. That's more like what I'm after. Thank you. Rich
  10. The reviews said they're very tight fitting, the padding on the front sticks out far too much and they're very hot. I generally use Sixsixone armour for DH and Enduro but want a slim fitting shin protector for trials. Rich
  11. Has anyone found their pedals slowly get a little loose after riding? If so how have you managed to stop this from happening. I ride an Inspired Fourplay and recently fitted some Dmr V12's to replace the Trialtech pedals that came with the bike. I've been doing a lot of hopping and fakie riding so there will inevitably be some backward pedalling so maybe this is why the pedals are unwinding slowly. Rich
  12. No multitools for me, only use t style Allen Keys and all hung up in the garage in size order! Yes the last time they came loose I nipped them up by hand and rode around a bit to torque them up and that worked. Hopefully they will settle down a bit after a few more days like you mentioned. Might be worth carrying a small multitool for emergencies though. Thanks for the advice. Rich
  13. More often than I should , I'm a stickler for maintenance haha
  14. Is there any chance a technique section can be added to the forum? I know there's a lot of information on youtube but a dedicated section for technique on here would be a lot better. It would certainly help beginners like myself to know the proper form and reduce injuries. Rich
  15. Blue thread lock I've heard helps but won't it make taking the pedals off for service a bit of a hassle?
  16. Do you mean adding a washer is the cheap fix? Yes I'll proper crank the pedals on tight from now on.
  17. Thought that would be the case Adam thanks. Never pedalled backwards when riding Enduro and DH so this is all new to me . I'm always a bit careful of tightening the pedals too much as they do self tighten like you said. The thought of rounding off the crank threads makes me feel rather queasy.
  18. I first started learning trials on my 29" full suspension and yes it's a lot easier on a trials specific bike as that's what they're designed for.
  19. Kind of the same street trials but on a larger BMX . It was a toss between the TSG and Pro Tec but after reading reviews I decided on the Pro Tec. Not anything to do with which one is better, it was all about the fit as I'm between sizes on the TSG (57cm)
  20. Hello guys I'm after some advice on which helmet to buy for trials. I'm using my XC helmet at the moment but the peak is quite distracting and obscuring sometimes. I'm after something which doesn't move around too much as I'm used to mips which makes the helmet fit quite snug when tightened. My lid size is 57cm so it's a between size so that mips facility is very helpful at making it a better fit. Thanks Rich
  21. Decided to go for the Pro-Tec classic certified in the end chaps. Not a fan of the Endura as it's quite bulky.
  22. I was looking at that earlier but unfortunately my size is out of stock. I'm a 57cm head size. Stock in a lot of shops are getting pretty thin right now for everything.
  23. Thanks for the replies guys, yes definitely a piss-pot style I'm going for. I'll leave the MTB helmet for the dirty rides.
  24. I have Shimano XT brakes on my Enduro bike and they're not actually that great. I wouldn't use them for trials.
  25. That stuff looks really slippy