Video: 1990s Trials Throwback!

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When we were off at the GT Malverns Classic, Dieter got so excited (even more excited than usual!) about all the retro trials bikes that we couldn’t help feeling a little bit tingly ourselves. Even if you weren’t there, or never actually owned a trials bike, or couldn’t even do ze wheelie, we think this video will have you enthused about the golden age of hopping about.

As Dieter points out, it’s a very accessible gateway into show bikes and retrobike builds. Before you know it, you might have a loft full of bikes you only dreamed of as a young thing!

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  • sharkattack
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    I was 13 when I bought my first MBUK and saw people dicking about on trials bikes. I was totally sucked in but I never did have a nice bike, I just used to rip the headtubes off old XC frames by jumping off stuff to flat.

    That silver Pace is the one for me. I remember seeing Chris Akrigg ride one at the NEC and where everyone else was stopping and hopping he was going flat out hitting everything in sight. Loved it.

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