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Hi, decided to make compilation from my rides to encourage 30+, 40+, 50+ etc guys :). Started to ride few years ago to improve my MTB skills, got hooked by trials completely, now around 90% of my rides are on this lovely Inspired Element 26". Was never riding BMX , dirt, or similar stuff before. I'm turning 49 this year.

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i just turned 31 and restarted trials have 2 young kids from a ex i see every other weekend and have my current partners 2 kids. ( both now trying trials. old one more then younger one ) and we have 14 month old. i work split shifts and live 20-30 min walk from a good street spot so i got a load of pallets and put them in back garden so can go out when have some spare time. spent most of weekend out there as had no work and kids wnted ride and little one played and watched while partner watched and sorted garden. she even tells me to go out riding to.
 

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Hi, decided to make compilation from my rides to encourage 30+, 40+, 50+ etc guys :). Started to ride few years ago to improve my MTB skills, got hooked by trials completely, now around 90% of my rides are on this lovely Inspired Element 26". Was never riding BMX , dirt, or similar stuff before. I'm turning 49 this year.



https://youtu.be/xnL3ePL_d1g


Great clip! I'm 36 and just started trials about a month back. I had the same idea to improve my mtb skills but now am totally obsessed with trials. It's often more accessible than getting to a trail for mtb and gives me the satisfaction of learning new skills. Feels like I did when I first started to mtb! Thanks for posting your progress! Here's a short vid I shot the other day.

https://youtu.be/-LsdvrAq61M
 

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turning 40 next month, started trials in my teens.. ride less often now, take longer to heal and cant ride for shit nowadays... but stil have a laugh & got plenty of good mates from years of trials .

Never too old..
 

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I'm 47 and totally out of shape, but I just started learning trials biking a couple months ago on an (very heavy) Trek 820 mountain bike. While I wish I had discovered this sport while I was in my teens (or twenties...) when my body was more resilient, I guess it's better late than never. So far, I'm really enjoying it and looking forward to progressing my skills.

There's a local competition coming up in a couple weeks, so I'm actually planning on competing as a beginner.
 

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Resurrecting an old thread. I just found out about trials a couple of weeks ago. This looks like a ton of fun. I'm 50 years old and I'm in very good shape. I weight train and workout 6 days a week, working HITT, and some various circuit type training for cardio and strength into my regimen.

I used to ride BMX as a kid, both racing and some freestyle. I was looking to get a 29 inch BMX type bike for cruising & riding wheelies until I found out about trials.

I'm 6 ft 1 and 200 pounds. I was looking to get a 24-inch trial bike. Where's a good place to get a bike here in the United States? I live in South Florida and there are no bike shops in my area that even sell them.

What is the difference between a 24 inch and 26-inch trial bike as far as performance goes? Would I be better off with the 24 or perhaps a 26? My first choice is a 24.
Thanks.
 

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keep this alive! I am 39 years old and started every trials thing last year. I am short, heavy and fatty... Been wanting to learn trials since I was around 12 years old, then chances fade away. Until someone gave me an old echo 26" (too large for me) yet stoked to struggle learning the basics. It worked and I built 24 street trials and life is so happy...
 

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Resurrecting an old thread. I just found out about trials a couple of weeks ago. This looks like a ton of fun. I'm 50 years old and I'm in very good shape. I weight train and workout 6 days a week, working HITT, and some various circuit type training for cardio and strength into my regimen.

I used to ride BMX as a kid, both racing and some freestyle. I was looking to get a 29 inch BMX type bike for cruising & riding wheelies until I found out about trials.

I'm 6 ft 1 and 200 pounds. I was looking to get a 24-inch trial bike. Where's a good place to get a bike here in the United States? I live in South Florida and there are no bike shops in my area that even sell them.

What is the difference between a 24 inch and 26-inch trial bike as far as performance goes? Would I be better off with the 24 or perhaps a 26? My first choice is a 24.
Thanks.
You'd probably enjoy a 26" (Hex or Czar), but if your heart's set on a 24, they're all adequate. Personally I'd avoid the steel ones (Arcade, Silex, Crown etc) as they just feel heavy, comparatively. Only get a Skye if you actually ride like Danny, otherwise it's not an easy bike to ride. Czar Neuron is perfect, Crewkerz Guilty is perfect, 4plays are fine.
 

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Where's a good place to get a bike here in the United States?
There really isnt one. This looks nice though: https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2982389/

I've been hoping to see a reasonably priced Hex (lol) or Neuron 26 get posted up used somewhere but I haven't seen anything under $1000 and doubt I ever will. These bikes are expensive new, and the only people who seem to put them up for sale are the ones who never rode them and expect to make every penny back that they spent.

This seller offers new Neuron 24s. You could maybe get them to spec one out with 26 inch wheels. They're probably based out of Asia. https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2224993/
 

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There really isnt one. This looks nice though: https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2982389/

I've been hoping to see a reasonably priced Hex (lol) or Neuron 26 get posted up used somewhere but I haven't seen anything under $1000 and doubt I ever will. These bikes are expensive new, and the only people who seem to put them up for sale are the ones who never rode them and expect to make every penny back that they spent.

This seller offers new Neuron 24s. You could maybe get them to spec one out with 26 inch wheels. They're probably based out of Asia. https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2224993/
I’ve been searching for a cheap 26” dirt jumper / dual slalom frame for a LONG time. I learned how to bunnyhop and manual on a planet c jack flash in a summer of 2001... I rode that thing all day every day, manualling for miles and hucking every stairs i could find. I loved that bike and I need it again !

All new bikes are 3k+ for shitty shit. I remember when a whole new bike would be $1,000 max for good parts. Hashtag old as fuck apparently. BRB getting my NFT transferred to DOGECOINZ
 
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