Video: Ben Travis Rides Street Trials in 'A Little Bit of Fourplay'

Aug 11, 2021
by Ben Travis  

After getting my new Inspired Bicycles Fourplay for 2021, I thought it was about time that I started ticking off some street lines in Aberdeen that I'd never had the courage to do. As usual, Adam at McGuire Visuals was up for putting in the hours to help film all the things I had in mind.

Being the wrong side of 35 meant I wasn't really looking to hit and hope so a couple of the lines took far longer than necessary due to mental blocks, but Adam really stuck in and motivated me to keep pushing myself and I thankfully managed to land some things I've never looked at before, never mind tried or done.

We're both really happy with what we've managed to put together and are looking forward to the next one.

I also want to say a massive thanks as ever to Inspired Bicycles and Tarty Bikes for their support.

Thanks for watching!

Cheers to Adam for sticking while I had a mental breakdown building up the courage to send this 360

Foot Jam Whip off the box is another one I wanted to tick off the list

I've been playing around with seat grabs for a while so was pleased to get this one in the edit

At this point, I'm trying to concentrate and not question my life choices..


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29 Comments

  • 10 0
 Had no idea there was this kind of talent in the Deen! Really cool, great edit
  • 3 0
 Thanks @Robo88, glad you enjoyed it
  • 3 0
 People in the UK must be really tolerant.....when I was younger I'd have people yelling at me constantly and cops going out of their way to lecture me....seems like there is pretty minimal confrontation. Awesome vid - that guys has some HOPS
  • 2 0
 @RadBartTaylor, they're not all tolerant, we do get confrontation quite a bit but tend to just go somewhere else then come back later. Also, pandemic and all that, most aren't up for getting in peoples faces at the mo. Thanks for watching
  • 3 0
 As someone who grew up riding BMX street, street trials is so much more interesting. Apart from the fact that they have to pedal like loonies to get anywhere and therefore can't escape all the angry people who threaten and chase riders, it looks great.
  • 1 0
 So many mind-blowing moves... World-class. When you trials guys 180 up into a reverse stoppie (not sure on the move's name) and then just ride it out... makes me wonder if we're really the same species. Thanks for the killer edit!!
  • 2 0
 Thanks @WoodenCrow, appreciate that!

That'd be a fakie nose roll you're talking about. They're pretty weird to get the head around, but once you get them, they do feel pretty sweet!
  • 4 1
 So, is it legal to ride trials if you are not on an Inspired bike in Scotland?
  • 4 0
 Danny is on a Santacruz these days so I guess so...
  • 2 0
 @betsie: Danny is Danny. Everyone knows that if you're cool enough you're exempt from following laws
  • 1 0
 @Mugen, :-D..they're just the most fun trials bikes
  • 4 0
 Nice !
  • 3 0
 Fantastic! My knees exploded just watching...
  • 2 0
 I love Tarty because often I find Tartybikes.co.uk has more info on the trials parts than the brand's own website. tup
  • 1 0
 Yep. And they ship to the USA, no problem. Great company.
  • 3 0
 Such a great video and rider, wicked song and filming!
  • 1 0
 Thanks, @frank1978 (as always) haha!
  • 3 0
 Good to see an OG still at it and constantly improving!
  • 2 0
 Cheers @mithc, means alot coming from an actual OG.
  • 3 0
 Nice work guys. Love it!
  • 2 0
 So good to see the trials love 3
  • 1 0
 Glad to see some clips of Arcade?
Which is better?
  • 2 0
 I wasn't sure about the geo of the Fourplay initally, but once I got going on it, I do prefer it now! Just a really nice all round trials bike
  • 1 0
 Nice one.
  • 1 2
 26er country
  • 3 0
 24"

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