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Giant STP for street trials?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Anders, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Anders

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    so i tried out trials on my santa cruz chameleon a couple years ago but had a rough time learning on it. i then got a great deal on a trials rig. rode it for a year then sold it as i got bored of trials. now im itching for some streety trials, and have a good deal on a stp frame. how would something like this be for me?

    on my chameleon i ride urban, basically just manuals and bunny hops. id like to add in pedal kick drops and a few lunges. nothing serious. absolutely no natural trials, no djs

    im 6'3 and ride a large chameleon for street with a 23.5" TT. the stp is a regular, 22" TT frame. i will use a longer stem on the stp. i will also use a suspension fork. what travel should it be around? i have a 5" now, i suspect a 3-4" would be best?
     
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    If you shorten the travel (lower the fork) you will be dropping the BB at the same time. The lower the BB, the harder it is to do rear wheel moves. But if you don't drop the BB, you'll have the fork working through it's long travel and changing the bike geo and throwing you off when you do a trick. It's going to be a setup of compromises, like any do-all bike. I would just make the fork as stiff as possible and try to cut some weight if you get the stp.
     
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  3. Anders

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    yeah i guess ur right. maybe i can find a zebdi at some point :(
     
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    I know a straight up dude at observedtrials.net who might be selling his. Get an account and PM me there (same user name) and I will put you in contact with him. He built it up and immediately bought another bike.
     
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    im tra la log over there. are you speaking of the guy in NM? id want frame only
     
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    Yeah it's a complete. The zebdi frames go cheap and fast, so keep a sharp eye on the classifieds.
     
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    if you want something cost efficient get a used planet-x or a Marino

    if you want to ball out Echo, Czar, and Adamant are making 24" trials bikes (with seats) or u could get a older stock (26") trials bike.

    Rockman makes a new trials bike 26" old school geo its called the Switch thing is absolutely SICK
     
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    i think old school geo is what i want. i want a slight rise in bb and not too short rear end, plus i want a seat
     
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    ****, a week late for a mtbr ad :mad:
     
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    Someone's got a Zebdi wanted ad at OTN and is getting responses. You should try the same.
     
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    thats me :p i bought the alibongo frame/fork
     
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    Oh yeah that thing is clean
     
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    the geo is a bit different then the zebdi, but i think i should be ok. the guy was really nice, hes throwing some other stuff in for free :)
     
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    rides great :thumb:

     
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    Looking good.