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I'm looking for a trials just to start out on really. I dont want to spend too much incase I don't like it, but wondered if any knew where I could get one cheap, or if someone had one for sale.

(Have tried ebay, this forum, google)

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yeah i'd go for a T-Pro Here or Tartybikes i'd go for tartybikes, they're waaaaay more helpful than supercycles, ut i strongly suggest you go for a T-pro they're voted the best value for money bikes by Tarty bikes, and a lot of peaole have them so could help you with any problems you have, also they're really nice to ride, and superb to learn on!

if your not looking at spending too much on a bike look on E-bay and have a look around for a cheap mod on there i'd defo go for a Mod to learn on as they're so much easier, then go to a stock when you get good, (a mod is the 20" wheel bike and a stock is the 26" wheeel version) sorry if i'm being patranising but i just thought i'd make sure you get the best bike you can! good luck mate hop i could be of any help

Mike!!!

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The main reason i say the t-bird is because its not much more money then the t-vee and plus the t-bird has hydrolic brakes so thats a great deal for that but if you want to look even better i suggest the t-pro as i said before.

I think that the t-pro is good for its price anyway :)

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sorry if i'm being patranising

not at all, my current knowledge of trials is small :$

The main reason i say the t-bird is because its not much more money then the t-vee and plus the t-bird has hydrolic brakes so thats a great deal for that but if you want to look even better i suggest the t-pro as i said before.

I think that the t-pro is good for its price anyway :)

Thanks for your help lads, I'll probally hang around if I get a bike :D

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heres one T-Bird

03 T-Pro

T-Vee this T-Vee has a reserver on it but i would bid any more than 170 for it, and the picture looks as if it has been taken from google, i'd go careful, and while it's good to start with, you'll need to upgrade it before long!

hope i can help Mike!!!

Edit: I Strongly recomend you do get a bike it's great fun, the Forums are great, if you have a problem the chaps here will be queing up here to help you, and it's good exercise, also when your riding along on the street you get so many people turning their heads t watch you even when your just riding along it's defo worth the money and dented shins! :rockon:

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If you're buying off Ebay i would recommend you make sure that the price isent over what its worth and make sure that its in good condition because you get some battered frames on there.

Also if you get one off Ebay i hope its a t-pro personally get a good one mate and have fun when you get it.

And you must know that trials (to me) looks AMAZING :D

have a good one mate.

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heres one T-Bird

03 T-Pro

T-Vee this T-Vee has a reserver on it but i would bid any more than 170 for it, and the picture looks as if it has been taken from google, i'd go careful, and while it's good to start with, you'll need to upgrade it before long!

hope i can help Mike!!!

Edit: I Strongly recomend you do get a bike it's great fun, the Forums are great, if you have a problem the chaps here will be queing up here to help you, and it's good exercise, also when your riding along on the street you get so many people turning their heads t watch you even when your just riding along it's defo worth the money and dented shins! :rockon:

Thanks I'll take a look. and I'm looking to spend some money on upgrading. Most of the fun will be modding :lol:

If you're buying off Ebay i would recommend you make sure that the price isent over what its worth and make sure that its in good condition because you get some battered frames on there.

Also if you get one off Ebay i hope its a t-pro personally get a good one mate and have fun when you get it.

And you must know that trials (to me) looks AMAZING :D

have a good one mate.

Thanks again!

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Thanks I'll take a look. and I'm looking to spend some money on upgrading. Most of the fun will be modding :lol:

you know your way around a bike then? in that case why not try and find a frame and forks and the big parts of a bike second hand, then get the little bits (BB, cranks, prdals, grips, tires, all the small parts etc..) from The Best Bike Shop and put them all together that way you could save yourself a few pennies, and also get parts which you like.. i still strongly recomend you try and get your mits on a T-Pro frame, they're really good frames, strong, lightish, brilliant to learn on and awsome value!

Hope this Helps Mike!!!

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DONT DONT DONT get a saracen trials, i made the mistake of getting one and i have SNAPPED 2 OF THEIR FRAMES!!!!!!!!! the first (team issue) went in 3 months, they sent me the 2.six H frame and forks free, 3 months later SNAP, they sent me the team urban frame and forks free and thats where i am now! lol and i still have the old frames. i do think they are good to give me free frames without even wanting to see pictures of the snapped frame, but they are pretty weak. hopefully 3rd time lucky yntil i get enough money to get a new frame

Clawz

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DONT DONT DONT get a saracen trials, i made the mistake of getting one and i have SNAPPED 2 OF THEIR FRAMES!!!!!!!!! the first (team issue) went in 3 months, they sent me the 2.six H frame and forks free, 3 months later SNAP, they sent me the team urban frame and forks free and thats where i am now! lol and i still have the old frames. i do think they are good to give me free frames without even wanting to see pictures of the snapped frame, but they are pretty weak. hopefully 3rd time lucky yntil i get enough money to get a new frame

Clawz

Haha, i don't like the look of saracen bikes anyway but i thought they would be strong. So thats good advice for Daxo (Y)

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i started out on a onza t pro about 4 years ago, ive carried on on and off when i can fit it in around my work

(being a trainne accountant is no fun!)

i would definatly say get a second hand one if your not 100% sure, but also take some with u who knows about bikes to check it over for cracks etc...

(Y) hope this helps

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you know your way around a bike then?

Only thing I'm worried about is the maguras :ermm: I think I saw a website somewhere with a trials basic build diagram? can't remember the url :ermm:

DONT DONT DONT get a saracen trials

Thanks, my friend got one recently but didnt like trials and sold it on :huh:

EDIT: From tarty bikes looking at a frame "Stock Information: Short in stock, Long now also IN STOCK!" is short referring to like zoo python frames where the wheels are small, and long to the larger wheel thingys like the pitbull?

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Only thing I'm worried about is the maguras :ermm:

Maguras aren't really that hard to set up, they're even easier if you get four-bolt mounts. when i first got them i had the same worry but theyr'e actually really simple. get the magura mini-serbice kit, and you could get your L.B.S to show you haw to do it possibly. if not just ask the people on here. the mini-service kit is around 20 pounds, but you can get away with a large syringe (needs to be around 30 - 50 ml) and a small length of tube which fits tightly onto the end of the syringe, and onto a special bleeding bolt, here I have a spare one if you have trouble finding one i'll send you it. if not they're about 1 pound from most places. so really i'd go for maggies, they're much less hastle than you think, and are well worth it. if you do get a second hand bike if you can't find any second hand maggies, you can get the from Chain Reactions which is the cheapest i have found them.

good luck with the bike mate!! (Y)

Hope to help Mike!!!

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EDIT: From tarty bikes looking at a frame "Stock Information: Short in stock, Long now also IN STOCK!" is short referring to like zoo python frames where the wheels are small, and long to the larger wheel thingys like the pitbull?

Short or long refers to wheelbase length, generally a bigger person will want a longer bike but it's not always the case, it depends how/what you ride.

The wheel sizes are determined my whether it's a mod, which has 20" wheels, or a stock, which has 26" wheels. Then there's street bikes like the new Onza thing (sorry don't know the name) and Leesons that have 24" wheels.

Everyone so far has told you to buy a mod but you could pick up a decent second hand beginner stock for around the £400 mark, possibly less, it's just a case of waiting till the right one comes around.

As to which you would want will depend on your size (if your really young/little a stock is a no no really) and what you want to ride. I ride stock and personally can't get on with mod bikes but that's just me. You really need to be able to ride a couple of different types and make your decision from that.

Hope that helps a bit

Daniel

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(Y) I had a t rapter frame and that was extremerly cheap for a first bike but after a while it felt really cramped once i got better and used other peoples bikes but i had it for 1 and a half years and it was brill so you might want to think about gettin one there about 30 or 40 pound i think hope this helps :D
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whoa, the postage on that bike on ebay was £35. I sold my frame on its on and it was only £8. It was quite a heavy frame+forks as well.

I am thinking of selling my frame. If you want any more info email me at kingcchan@hotmail.com.

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whoa, the postage on that bike on ebay was £35. I sold my frame on its on and it was only £8. It was quite a heavy frame+forks as well.

I am thinking of selling my frame. If you want any more info email me at kingcchan@hotmail.com.

I've arranged pick-up with him, and I'll sure e-mail you about that frame. Thaks for your help everyone :D

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its completely up to you but im jus sayin my bike is up for sale on my site Click here

my one is the top one and if your not interested have a look at the second one its cheap as !

thx rupert

cheers, I'll take a look when I get home. My schools' blocked that website :closedeyes:

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Thanks for your help everyone. Just brought a bike off of ebay with some help from "Rob rides trials" :D

I think I got a steal at £155, and he's gunna lemme take a look at it first, when I go to pick it up this weekend.

The pic from ebay:

IPB Image

Thanks guys, hope to hang around here as I get some practice in. :D

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