UK bike trials.

Jun 23, 2009 at 0:01
Jun 23, 2009
by mike dyson  
 
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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.

A TGS rider side hoping a large wall

A TGS rider side hoping a large wall


Damon Watson (A TGS rider)
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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.

Danny Mac
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45 Comments

  • + 15
 Trials is sweet. Danny Macaskill is unreal.
  • + 8
 Agreed, however i'm not going to deny that i was dissapointed with his performance at fort bill during the WC he only made the majoirty of tricks after numerous attempts. Something that doesnt come accross in the vids.
  • + 15
 Maybe because vids shows only parts when he did it.You don't know how long he has been trying to do everything shown on a video.
  • + 11
 duncamp, the onyl reason you think that is because you had too high expectations of danny, its unfair to say his performance was dissapointing because think of the stuff he actually did. 3TAP off a 10ft ledge! backflip from a tiny kicker... i think some people had too high expectations! but i supose thats your opinion.
  • + 7
 lol, duncan, thats like expecting cam to t-whip the river gap in nwd9 first try!
  • + 4
 check this vid out: http://www.pinkbike.com/video/81085/ and you can see what i mean - it takes small steps to build up to something, its not like he could do that whole line first try - but it doesnt take away from his talent either.
  • - 3
 why is it that people struggle reading ns from ms... Frown
  • + 1
 my bad Razz
  • + 3
 haha sweet vids, danny would be amazing in a police chace Razz
  • + 3
 good videos, to be honest people have off days and sometimes they dont perform aswell as they could but to be fair hes a fantastic rider and i know i would never be able to ride like him so i have so much respect for this rider and best of all he looks like he enjoys our sport
  • + 1
 Are you frickin' Kidding me? Regardless, he gets it done! Side hop tailwhip!? Sick. What would have been cool is if he'd also done a 180 and landed the other way. I've seen and have knowna lot of street-trials and trials riders... he's got it made! Well done.
  • + 1
 I thought the Macaskill vid was sick, granted I'm not an expert when it comes to trials but my jaw hit the floor more than once! Very impressive skills, huge balls, and lots of practice!
  • + 3
 The Danny Mac video makes me want to get a trials bike! he is an amazing rider
  • + 1
 unfortunatelly, this is a little bit too much for me to understand... Is mankind ready for guys like this? Should not we keep him behind the bars for some time yet..? Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin

Seriously - it´s art, man! Keep it going!!!!
  • + 2
 trial bikes ir very good, ivé seen the tinh trhat they do... they to things that look like impossible on a no suspension bike.imcrerible
  • + 3
 he is like some sort of bike riding robot! My new hero
  • + 2
 Those are both some awsome vids! I like the fall at the end of the first vid!
  • + 1
 ha dude trials is sick, especially when they pout it in the woods. theres a vid on youtube with like a downhill trials trail. pretty steezy
  • + 2
 Danny Mac is insane. I've never seen riding like that. Makes me want to get a tials bike
  • + 2
 I have been watching trials for over 20 years and Danny just rode off with the whole cake. Danny my hat is off to you.
  • + 1
 finally something to do with trials on this site!!! suprised Scott Wilson isnt mentioned since he is one of TSG's top riders!!!
  • + 2
 Get on mike, thats awesome!
  • + 1
 where i find this music ? ... it's cool :-) ....video is relly enough ! the lastest crash ouuuu
  • + 1
 some trials riders look so gay with the trackies/shorts and ttrials shoes but danny mcaskill is kl
  • + 1
 wdf i mean really who just goes and busts out a 360 backflip of a tree honestly how the fc did he do that
  • + 2
 get on mike thats mint u shud be a mod
  • + 2
 well it just becauase im amazin tate. how long till your back on the bike?
  • + 1
 a no 1 like a big head, lol and i go 2 morro for me check up then he tells me then il tell u on npb 2 morro what the says
  • + 1
 yo, anyone know what the blue bike is for the 1st pic?
  • + 1
 rockman
  • + 1
 he fell in the end because somebody turn on that nesty music lol
  • + 1
 giving leech some compitition
  • + 1
 Danny Mac is sweet as hell! What is the song playing during that video?
  • + 2
 Nice blog man =)
  • + 1
 i guess theres more than one ryan leech out there
  • + 1
 I really hope more people in the US start riding trials...
  • + 1
 Any1 no the song on danny macs vid?
  • + 3
 Definitely Band of Horses I think the song is The Funeral
  • + 1
 Cheers fella!
  • + 1
 mad props to these guys i will never be able to do what they can do
  • + 1
 Danny mac is a God.
  • + 1
 The MacAskill vid is effing amazing, reminds me of skate vids.

The other one....well...

Boorrring.

Yeah, there's lots of skill in a huge sidehop, I can respect that, but there's just not enough in it me to be interested. It's like how a lot of the snowboarders in the last couple years have been doing straight drops off of roofs and sh!t.

Yawn.
  • + 1
 vod's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • + 1
 deves ter a mania
  • + 1
 wow...

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