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24" Bikes... What Parts To Make Them More Tgs?


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Hey,

so I'm wondering, if I want to build up a 24. Like an Inspired for example, but not really at all interested in the bunnyhop/spinny/streety BMX end of riding. And just concentrating purely on TGS trials, what parts should I be looking to put on it to make it comfier for regular trials manouvering?

I'm thinking about stems mainly...: what geo would be good for just stuff like backhop comfort, sidehops, etc..

And how about gear ratios? I know that the standard popular ratio for mod is 18:12... but what is the equivalent for 24"? I will be using an 18t up front.

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because a mate might be donating an old one to me.

i got an echo urban but i ride more tgs, i wouldnt recomend this sort of frame, if you want to do tgs on a 24 go for a because trials frame, the geo is much more suited for tgs, im thinking about changing my frame to it.

in the mean time i have bought a higher stem with a steep angle which has helped on the back wheel a lot, i went for 95 35deg, i would have prefered a little longer though.

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because a mate might be donating an old one to me.

Sell it then, and buy a trials bike you want with the money. No point ruining a beautiful Inspired, also it would be horrible to see a full on tgs built up Inspired. Get something you want, and leave the Inspired for someone who will give it a good home.

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I do hear of a few riders using Inspireds for comps and such. But like, if i were to set it up with the right bar and stem with fairly lightweight components, would it be comfortable to hop around on? I hated the feel of some of the old school 0mm BB rise stocks back in the day like the Onza T-Raptor and 2004 Echo Pure on the backwheel but then again could have been because i used the wrong stem for tgs.

for you Inspired, Echo Urban, or any other 24" riders, when you have a go on a mate's 20" or 26", does their bike feel a shit load more comfy and smoother on the backwheel? Like you get back on your 24 and you feel like its a lump of lead on the backwheel?

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You can basically set up any bike to 'feel nice on the back wheel'. It's a weird thing that everyone seems to be into now, that that is the barometer of how good a bike is. It really isn't - it's obviously desirable to have a bike that sits well on the back wheel, but at the same time if you go too far in that direction you lose out on power moves and any rolling moves. A low front end and high BB will make any bike nice on the rear, but it won't necessarily be great for actual riding.

Anyway, enough of that - I quite like my Echo for trialsy stuff with an 85x20 stem and high rise Trialtech bars. I put a 120mm Trialtech Sport stem on there that Ali had lying around and it felt really nice for trialsy stuff, but killed the spins a fair bit. If you left it on though, you'd definitely be able to ride trials on it. It's never going to be a pure trials frame like a long, low seatless number, but it'll be good to ride even if at the very top end you'll be held back.

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