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Old 07-06-2016, 04:08 AM   #1
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Test ride a trials bike

Hi everyone,
My first post.

Is there anywhere in Melbourne I can test ride a trials bike? I've never ridden one but I'm really keen on buying one.

I've been looking all week but I can't find a single store with bikes in stock. I want to try both a 20" and a 24".

I'm in the outer north but willing to travel to check one out.


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Old 07-06-2016, 05:26 AM   #2
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You won't find a trials bike in stores, but you will probably find a trials rider that's happy to let you have a play on their bike and talk some shit.

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Old 07-06-2016, 06:40 AM   #3
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Hey mate, I've got a bike, I'm in the Gisborne area. You're more than welcome to borrow it for a few days considering I'm an old slackarse and dont ride.
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Old 07-06-2016, 07:43 AM   #4
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Hey rush, that's a real generous offer. I'd be happy just to try it for a hour or so. I'll be coming out that way in a day or two. I'll send you a PM when I know my plan.

What bike do you have?
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Old 07-06-2016, 05:22 PM   #5
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There's a comp on the 4th August at Werribee, come along and you can test ride all types of bikes Everyone is very friendly and will let you try there bike
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Old 07-06-2016, 06:34 PM   #6
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Hey wonnabe, checking out a comp would be great. Are you sure that date is correct though? The 4th is a Thursday.
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I think it might be the 7th?

Comps are a great opportunity to check out bikes, riders and get advice of all kinds. Everyone is super friendly and it's a heap of fun. If you have a MTB just bring it along and have a go at some of the sections just for fun.

I have a Zoo Python. 26" no seat comp style bike I guess you'd call it. Nothing special but it does the job. Just let me know when you want to pick it up.
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Hey wonnabe, checking out a comp would be great. Are you sure that date is correct though? The 4th is a Thursday.
sorry The correct date is 4th September. Hope to meet you there, it's a great way to see what bike trials is all about.
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Old 08-04-2016, 09:12 AM   #9
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Definitely consider rush's offer and going to a comp to check out the scene. I'm in outer North East and have a 20" you can test out. Pm me so I get notified as I don't login here that often.


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