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Discussion in 'Trials' started by Revolver, Oct 27, 2003.
Pardon my ignorance, but what's the big difference between a BMX frame and a trials bike?
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Just about everything, seriously. First off you'd have a hard time fitting a mod tire in the rear. You have to run a bmx crankset unless you have a newer frame with a euro BB and if thats the case why didn't you just buy a mod? With the right frame (one that accepts a mod tire) it could be done. If it is all the you can afford, go for it. Otherwise save up and buy a real trials frame, there is a huge difference.
What's a "mod" tire and how would that be better than a bmx tire? What's wrong with bmx crankset? Aren't they super strong?
The frame geometry of a BMX seems somewhat similar to a trials specific bike.....please, learn me some more
Mod bikes have longer wheel bases,a gear ratio thats almost 1:1 (i think...), often have hydro brakes, often have no seat, have a really low standover, and are liteweight. the wide tires alow a lower psi which improves traction and controle. you can ride trials on a BMX, provided it has front and back breaks...
Mod tire, as in a mod trials bike tire. They are a lot wider than a BMX tire so you can run lower psi and have a wider grip.
Yes bmx cranks are super strong and if you can get an azonic spider you could bolt a small chainring on it.
The biggest problem you will see is the lack of tire clearance. Everything else you could work around until you can afford a real trials bike.
It would suck ass for trials.
Length of the bike is the main issue. There are many other small issues too.
You'd be MUCH MUCH better off learning trials on a mountain bike with decent brakes.
You can buy cheap mods from trialsin for not much at all. Great little bikes to learn on.
True I am currently learning trials on a bmx hopping around is not a issue and the bike can take the beating but the gear sucks and well the length and the clearance I do smash the sprocket every once in a while and also getting the front end up is a pain due to the geometry when realistacly a trials bike is basically a pogo stick with tires and forks also brakes are a big problem plus tires but it's a pain but manageable