Bike trials is often thought of as navigating your bike over objects such with out putting your feet down, but can be ridden on something as simple as a curb. The ever growing UK trial's scene has mainly departed from its traditional “comp” style riding as the majority has moved to “street” and “TGS” (tap gap sidehop) style riding.
Enjoy the videos and a few pics inside depicting the newer TGS style of trials,
Bike trials is often over looked as a form of mountain biking as it is a very unique discipline due to its need for agility, skill and control. As one of the cheapest and most simple forms of biking it can be fun for every one as they can be ridden any were on anything. Bicycle trials developed from motorcycle trials as practice of comps then branched off into its own sport, being ridden on both 20"(mod) and 26"(stock) bikes.
Now the majority of trials riders ride urban obstacles as this does not require them to travel to natural spots. Rather then trying to negotiate natural or man made obstacles without their feet touching the ground, TGS riders compete against each other to see who can perform the biggest tap, gap or side hop which can be done on something as simple as a wall or any flat topped object.
Damon Watson (A TGS rider)
A TGS rider side hoping a large wall
Another form of trials is street riding, this is very much like TGS riding and BMX street riding combined normally done on a 24” bike consisting of manuals, spins, fakies as well as taps, gaps and side hops to make up lines.
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