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Trials on BMX

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Revolver, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. Revolver

    Revolver Chimp

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    Pardon my ignorance, but what's the big difference between a BMX frame and a trials bike?
     

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  2. jhusktrials

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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.
     
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    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:-)
     
  4. Mike McGregor

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    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...

    peace, Mike
     
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    jhusktrials Monkey

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    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.

    JHusk
     
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    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.
     
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    You can buy cheap mods from trialsin for not much at all. Great little bikes to learn on.
     
  8. maguilard

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    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