Wednesday, May 28, 2008

trials equals big bunny hop

Bike Trials originated in Spain with Ot Pi. His dad was a motorcycle trials rider and built a mini trials bike for him to practice on until he got big enough to ride a motorcycle. I don't think his dad realized that he started a whole new way of riding a bicycle. It caught on and during the 90's there was a flurry of young trials riders. Trials has always been a niche riding style, but with Freeride coming into fruitation trials suffered even more. In the last few years with the infusion of Trials into the Urban street movement it's even harder to find a true trials rider. One who rides a real trials bike and has the gonads to go huge on it. I came across this video on pink bike and made me think there is still hope for the younger generation of full on trials riders.

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