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HI everybody!

I am new to this forum but I remember 20 years ago being part of a forum that probably has disappeared since. I am a mountain biker and have been riding MTb and BMX since the 80's.

I have to say trials have always inspired me and impressed me greatly. Only this year have I been able to take the time and motivation to really practice moves like the backwheel hop. I was so proud to hop 4 times within a few hours of practice I now know I could go further into it and learn techniques I never thought I would be able to do . Yes I am 42 and not extremely in shape, but I hold my own and will do MTB races in 2021.

I just wanted to introduce myself and let you know that I am going to use a full suspension 29er bike. If you have any advice, please let me know.

Is there a way to build a trials bike with my old GT BMX?

I think I would just need very, very strong brakes and a new smaller crank but any advise is welcome.

Thanks and ride on!

 

J

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I'd take the 29er over the BMX for trials to be honest, you can practise things like trackstands, pivots, two wheel hops and rolling up things easily enough. I'd recommend taking a look at https://trashzen.com/ and Ryan Leech's Mastering the Art of Trials videos on youtube to get going, and then if you're still a fan look into getting something more trialsy. 

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