Hi guys, just wanna hear you comment about my set up...I'm doing trials but just a newbie...wanna hear some pros advice...can't still do a back hop, though I practice it every now and then...also when I attepmt to do a manual, can't lift the front tire high enough... There must be something wrong with the bike set up...or the rider perhaps... ;D
i'm not a guru or something but i remember reading somewhere in this section a post made by patrick (yata) that the first common mistake of peepz wanting to do trials is practicing trials on rigs which are not "trials-specific" (short seat tube and long chainstays?).
if my memory still serves me right, i read that you can never practice or perfect trials with those kind of rigs. am i saying it right patrick?
which makes me want to ask this question, can GT chucker be set up as a trials-specific rig?
dicslaimer: this post is not to point out what is wrong but is made just to give some information. please dont shoot me i'm just an XC rider
Not what we have, but what we use, Not what we see, but what we choose- These are the things that mar or bless The sum of human happiness - anonymous
Maybe it's not the ride but the rider??? Just like in my case...I wanted to try trials years before but my physique seem to not allow it I'm small, my arms are short, my legs are short...hu..hu..hu..I noticed that those who excel in trials has very long arms and a bit on the "tall" side. Me I'm just 5'2" and even on a 13" mtb frame my trials skills never really progressed. I have a bikebuddy who stands around 5'6" using a veeery heavy gt chucker rig but can do bunnyhops and manuals on it like it's made of plastic tubes ;D Long arms and legs translates to leverage to easily lift the front wheel. You can always use a little pedal kick but this upsets your balance. Be careful in practicing...now my trials days are over...I think I twisted my wrists and broke some bones Btw, your rigs seems to look ok...how tall are you?
It’s not who I am beneath, but what I do that defines me. - Bruce Wayne
thanks for the feed guys...i guess it's the rider...hehehe
Thanks noway, hope to ride with you sometime
hi Sir Arci correct me if I'm wrong but I have read somewhere in a trials website that a rider can do trials in an ordinary xc bike, but if you really wanna progress grab one trials-specific-bike. thanks for your points Sir...
hey ewik i know who you're describing, it's jools ayt? you guys got skills, I got to ride with you together with the D5R riders, you guys are awesome...Got to get out and grab the bike.hehehe so i can rip bay walk like you guys...hahaha
hey paolo, just add me up ayt, email@example.com
hey jibber I'm 5'6". I can do a little basics but I asume that the bike is limiting my learning co'z i got a chance to ride Patrick's and man it's so spacious and it's kinda light and smooth...thanks for the goodluck brad...
Would also like to add, I saw a trials-rider who teaches with a regular xc bike without a saddle, and I sometimes do that, it lightens my rig a bit..hahaha
thanks for all your feeds I really appreciated them...I guess I must rephrase this query with "Something wrong...with the rider" hehehehe
ewik...i don't want to learn pure trials actually, using trials specific bike...i just want to learn the basic skills and i think i already graduated ;D i was thinking of taking masteral lessons from you guys but i don't think i can handle it..due to too many personal reasons btw, hows Kris, aka KonaBlack, doing these days?
nikkocholo...you're 5'6"...wow i envy you...i encourage you then to pursue learning trials...at my height...i can even show you some nice moves on that rig of yours...when KonaBlack and I started this part of the forum 3 or 4 years ago i was still using a gt avalanche2.0...it's all about technique as they say...think of weight shift...use your hips
It’s not who I am beneath, but what I do that defines me. - Bruce Wayne
how do i get started out in trials? what are the first things i should focus in learning?
first off, there are three to becoming a successful trials rider, they are:
if you practice smart, and practice hard, youll learn whatever you are working on. but you have to be patient, it will often take a lot longer that you may think to learn that skill so that's why you have to be persistent , not give up!
Hey jibber thanks for your tips..I'll do that...Hope you show me some moves so I could learn from you...hehehe
Paolo I think I got the two at the bottom...but not quite often for the first...hehehe I only have an hour for weekdays, half day on saturdays and 2-4 hrs on sundays...
BTW I tried lifting my front wheel this morning and I got a tsamba but I never got it right but this time I feel a li'l bit control on it...I still need to watch more stuff doing back hops so I could learn some moves...
Hey they brad!!Really serious on your new descipline hah.My men, just lots and lots of practice,dont bother on what frame or insufficient set-up you got there..Imagine if you perfect your descipline on that bike set-up whats more if you really do have the perfect bike for trials,everything is possible my men!..what you need now is,unleashed the monster in-you,do all the what you got to do...Good Luck brad!! Hope to see you on trails brad,hopefully on summer season?
hey JC hehehe...thanks brad...I miss riding with you guys...I can still remember our lagundi ride...really hate that one but enjoyed it...hehehe I'll do my best to learn this new one...Pag na set-up ko na yung XC ko, I'll join you on trails to strengthen my legs...ride with you soon brad
hi there brad that setup of yours is just the same as mine when i got started with trials, minus the rigid fork coz my wrist cant bear it yet... two wheel moves like trackstands, sidehops, side drops are easy on that frame... you just have to lean back more on your backwheel moves though... but the best part on that rig is when you do your super "give it all" bunnyhop. its stable on slow mo bunnyhops and its a plus factor if you want to go higher... enjoy your rig brad...
hey brad joolz...nice moves you got there...saw that video of yours, you're fantastic..hehehehe thanks for the tips brad...I'll do that...I can lift my front tire now, but still need to find the balance ppoint and need to be consistent on the lift and hop...hehehe
thanks Tom..I'm practically enjoying what i'm doing right now.I'm becoming more addicted just like what other rider who does this kind of D feels. I'll be seeing you on trails brad soon..hehe Need to have a trails bike to do that...I miss you too guys
stealthwanderer: Ayan yung matagal ko na gusto itanong: 1 Hour ride, mabasa ng ulan o' mabasa ng pawis sa loob ng kapote. Baka kasi ako lang nageenjoy sa ulan kasi may paliguan pagdating sa trabaho, hahah.
Aug 9, 2019 11:35:30 GMT 8
anthrax76: sa ngayon, mag jacket lang ako kapag umuulan at mahangin. kasi masakit sa balat ang matulin na ulan tsaka malakas makababa ng core temperature ang wind chill.
Aug 10, 2019 22:17:32 GMT 8
anthrax76: pero kung normal na ulan, 'di naman mahangin, hanggang mabasa na lang ako ng ulan okey lang. although i minimize kung gano katagal ako exposed. anything more than an hour, medyo delikado.
Aug 10, 2019 22:21:04 GMT 8
konablack: gamit ko two-piece raincoat, dehins lang sya ideal kung may backpack ka
Aug 13, 2019 7:39:14 GMT 8
oniechan: altered poncho..dahil ng backpack..bawas ng haba sa likod at sa side..mas malamig compared sa 2-pc na raincoat....
Aug 13, 2019 11:27:45 GMT 8
anthrax76: yung poncho, ginagamit ko lang sa climb or kapag naglalakad. feeling ko saranggola ako kapag naka bike eh, ha ha.
Aug 15, 2019 23:44:25 GMT 8
anthrax76: ang weird kagabi, padyak ako pero kahit may headwind at crosswind, swabe lang. parang tailwind yung pakiramdam.
Aug 24, 2019 4:32:23 GMT 8
lefty: Na experience nyo na sir yung pagbaba mo ng mabilis sa tulay biglang may malakas na crosswind tapos umangat yung front wheel? Nangyari na sa kin once pagbaba ko ng Southpeak. Mga March yun last year, mahangin talaga around that time last year.
Aug 24, 2019 8:50:45 GMT 8
lefty: Umangat ng konti na parang tinulak ng konti pa-side. Buti na control ko at di ako sumemplang. Nangyayari ba talaga ito normally? First time ko naka-experience nun.
Aug 24, 2019 8:56:30 GMT 8
anthrax76: hmm...never pa naman umangat yung harap na gulong ko. i get pushed downwind pero never pa umangat.
Aug 24, 2019 21:10:36 GMT 8
corollafreak: wassup!!! long time no hear dito =D
Aug 27, 2019 15:06:23 GMT 8
stealthwanderer: Hello! Meron bang pumapasok around Greenhills? If so, saan kayo nagpapark ng bike?
Aug 27, 2019 17:54:27 GMT 8
anthrax76: @cf!!! uy kumusta na?
Aug 28, 2019 0:01:25 GMT 8
anthrax76: stealthwanderer, dati may parking ang bikes dun from firefly brigade, sa parking sa harap. pero ginawa na yata yun so dehins ko alam kung saan nalipat. try ko magtanong minsan kapag napasyal ako.
Aug 28, 2019 0:02:48 GMT 8
konablack: wala na yung parking spot ng firefly brigade doon
Sept 4, 2019 9:26:36 GMT 8