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What happened to onza?

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Does anyone know what happened to onza? I see they haven't got any trials bikes for sale anymore. Also does anyone know if echo will bring out new bikes for 2021? Cheers 

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Onza moved to distribution with Moore Large and they fazed out Trials Bikes from their range due to lack of units being sold apparently. These days they focus on MTB. A shame really, the industry could do with a cheap decent gateway bike for young or first time riders

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5 hours ago, Maintenance Justice said:

Onza moved to distribution with Moore Large and they fazed out Trials Bikes from their range due to lack of units being sold apparently. These days they focus on MTB. A shame really, the industry could do with a cheap decent gateway bike for young or first time riders

I was never really a fan of Onza, but they did a good job of producing gateway bikes at a decent price range. 

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That's a real shame, I know they're not the best bikes but they definitely helped kids start trials riding. 

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8 minutes ago, David Michie said:

That's a real shame, I know they're not the best bikes but they definitely helped kids start trials riding. 

Agreed, a local shop used to have them alongside Handsome dog completes and I thought they were awesome as a kid! A £450 - £500 Street and comp bike in the hands of a talented riders all over social would be great to see but sadly production costs and unit sales are a big barrier to overcome. 

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2 hours ago, cwtrials said:

I was never really a fan of Onza, but they did a good job of producing gateway bikes at a decent price range. 

Yep, totally - they're the reason I got into trials in the first place as I could afford a T-Bird, but everything else was way out of my price range. The first 6-7 years I rode trials 'properly' (i.e. not just on a rigid MTB), I was only on Onzas of various types!

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Hence the ancient username!

Onza were cool. I really liked the Zoot 2, another one of those would be lovely.

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All you read above is pretty correct. The main reason was for lack of sales in the entry price bracket. When producing bikes you have to sell x many to make it feasible and for maybe the last 3 years its not been possible. We fell to maybe 90% reduction in sales in about 5 years. With no competitor taking our place there wasn't a lot we could do.Maybe one day we will be back. 

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It’s a real shame, but it’s infinitely better for you guys to have dropped trials than to lose money on it. Fingers crossed you guys will be back! I really miss my Zoot 2. 

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I bought a 2012 (i think) tyke recently, and a guy came up to me whilst i was riding yesterday and asked the same question. I remember about 4 years ago everyone my age seemed to have a T-Bird but now my little brothers friends are trying to get into it and all the starter bikes are around £500

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Thanks everyone for the great response. That's properly answered my question then. Very sad news. It's definitely a bit too pricey for kids starting trials right now, hopefully the second hand market will sray strong for a while. I'm riding an onza comp at the moment I think it's one of the last bikes they made, it's made me love trials riding again. 

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