Hi guys, This is a cross post from the sydney trials site forum. Thanks to Peace for pointing me over here. I'm looking at getting a new bike and thought it'd be fun to give trials a go. Up until today I've got around on a freestyle BMX but I snapped a pedal off my 6 year old bike, so I think it's time for a change rather than sinking more money into keeping the old one alive. I was thinking of going for a stock bike to get away from the small bikes a bit. So, I've got a few questions. 1) Where's the best place to get a bike? The local shop has no trial bikes at all, but I'm assuming there are some out there that do. Somewhere near the CBD would be good, but it doesn't really matter. 2) What kind of features should I be looking for? Are disk brakes worth it? What kind of gear ratios are best? 3) How much should I be spending? I'm thinking around the $1000 mark but this is pretty flexible. 4) It says somewhere else on the site that you ride at st mary's on wednesday nights. is this still going? if so I'd be interested in coming up and checking it out once I get my bike sorted. Any advice on any of the above would be much appreciated.