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deminimis
07-28-2011, 01:26 PM
Ha! Made you look! It definitely fits the description of "other". Can't spend all your time in the water, so may as well ride trials when not sloshing around. 2008 Beta Rev3 270 2T Trials bike. $3999. Hand built Italian wonder bike. Weighs in just over 150 pounds. Low hours and mechanically tip-top. The usual bumps and scrapes and plastic fender repairs (if you aren't coming off, then you're not trying hard enough). Comes with some extras, plus fresh EBC front pads, seal savers, fork seals, V-Mar sprocket, chain installed.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Ok4BIF73mSg/TfVWWxpP-OI/AAAAAAAAA6k/3n59jj32i0o/s640/Beta.jpg


In case you aren't familiar with trials, here's a taster: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1C-m4WIE4E

rholmes
07-29-2011, 12:31 AM
That is some amazing balance they have. Looks cool, but I prefer mine with a nice padded seat!

deminimis
07-29-2011, 02:10 AM
Seats are overrated. They just get in the way and you should be on your pegs anywho ;-) Here's the proof!
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-uIng-qCPX58/TdAxV9gNJoI/AAAAAAAAAyc/REBp0TIoJjE/s640/IMG_20110515_112144.jpg

rholmes
07-29-2011, 10:29 AM
Not for this 31 yr old back!

In my younger days yes. I am getting too old to be jumping now.... been thinking abot trading the YZ for cruiser...

deminimis
07-29-2011, 10:32 AM
45 here for five more days so quit yer bellyache'n! Er, "backache'n". :D

Actually, I can't recommend one enough (doesn't have to be this one). I don't jump it, in the MX sense of things. For me, its more for exercise, balance, control and skill building. Most riding is under 5mph, but the trick is to not dab (touch your feet to the ground). One can spend hours just doing figure 8s (lock to lock) in an area the size of a car parking spot. Quite a few folks cross-train with trials, even if not a "trialer". Many cite the reason for David Knight's repeated domination at Erzberg is due to his trials background.

I would like to go here someday with the kids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gONFjUFverc&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

The downside to trials is you have to wear a funny helmet.

Well, I've pushed the "other" envelope enough for today. I'd better keep the mods happy: Go Mastercraft!