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i built up a DJ for trials and I hated it. I built up a Polygon Trid with 100mm fork and even did trials gearing, 22:18, but never got on with the bike. The head angle was too slack (69 deg), it was too heavy and I really have no idea why I would need front suspension. It definitely didn't do anything better than my street trials bikes. Maybe a Trek Ticket is differnt, but no way I'm paying $800 for one of those frames.
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i would like the idea since 2010, but I just can't do it now that I am 40.... last weight i made on my DJ is 13.5kg. It hurts my back so badly when I attempt peadl kick to top of the ledge...geometry, not used to it for trials, I stick with trials bike specially at my age now...or maybe some other day...
 

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i would like the idea since 2010, but I just can't do it now that I am 40.... last weight i made on my DJ is 13.5kg. It hurts my back so badly when I attempt peadl kick to top of the ledge...geometry, not used to it for trials, I stick with trials bike specially at my age now...or maybe some other day...
isnt 40 young? I’m stonger than i have ever been ...
 

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got a ten min ride today, finally got this thing feeling OK for a 20 year old bike... got 40 year old shifters, new bar n some old xt levers. nowt bad, my old echo fat rim and hope 2 pro rear hub- 2x 5 speeds.. so a ten speed

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tiogo xc front rim... to king hub ?

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isis? crank creaky af. maybe squaretaprr
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got a ten min ride today, finally got this thing feeling OK for a 20 year old bike... got 40 year old shifters, new bar n some old xt levers. nowt bad, my old echo fat rim and hope 2 pro rear hub- 2x 5 speeds.. so a ten speed

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tiogo xc front rim... to king hub ?

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isis? crank creaky af. maybe squaretaprr
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how much weight does the build comes? I would like to setup my DJ into some trialsy, but I am limited to 32T on front since I used shimano cranks. but that can be figured out with some $$$. The weight at 13.6kg if i can shred lower then it iwll be sodamn good.
The worst part, muscle pains and back aches. These stops me for almost a week from riding after a day of practice...
 

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well the rear and front wheels are boat anchors so it weighs probably 27? pounds. Kind of my spot for bikes... I believe my pogo is 19? pounds or less.

23 pounds is a good number and a weight i rode for many many years
 

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I recently tried to build a 26 street trials bike with my existing DJ parts. And it turns out few things were weird, BB height a bit higher and I need a longer stem to match the bb. I will keep the suspension fork, felt curious how Ali and Yohan rode theirs and feels good.

90-100mm low rise stems might do the job...
 

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it is believed to be an old Stark 26 STR frame, according to the guys in another site. And bought it so cheap in Chinese online shop, it was meant to be a replacement frame for my first mtb home. Since covid messed-up everything, no flights back and fort home. So I decided to build it here (abroad) and try to setup properly while waiting for a chance to get home.
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