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.
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.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.
There really isnt one. This looks nice though: https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2982389/Where's a good place to get a bike here in the United States?
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 !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/
We have many active 80+ year old riders. They do not consider gaps to front to count, nor do they consider any sidehops made without both wheels starting on the ground to count.I am 71 years old, 6'4" tall, and weigh 320lbs. Is it okay for me to start trials? I am guessing a 26" bike would be best.