Video: Mastering Technical Trials Inspired Lines in 'Trial On Trail'

Apr 13, 2021
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesSpring is in the air, so it was time to get out on the trails and have fun on some technical lines. This time with special guest Tom Oehler, former trials world champion, who is doing even this technical stuff with a lot of style and making it look way too easy! Stefan Eberharter



42 Comments

  • 21 0
 That squeaking sound seems to be unavoidable with Magura brakes, although they definitely seem to be working here... All around super cool video, a nice change from all the shredits!
  • 5 0
 I put CRC Disc Brake Quiet (from an auto parts store) on the back of my Magura pads and it keeps my brakes pretty dang quiet. They used to suffer some turkey warble that has now never come back.
  • 2 1
 That sound is absolutely obnoxious... had to stop watching.
I'm riding the MT7 myself, never had that kind of squeaking on mine though. Only a much deeper "bruuuuuup" sound.
  • 2 1
 @mazze: I'd settle for the squeaky sound if that made my brakes work....Ok, I have MT5 not MT7, but after I don't know how many "by-the-book" bleeds, still no luck, lever blade goes straight to the bars.
  • 8 0
 Better than the SRAM turkey call!
  • 1 0
 mdr-p rotors solved the problem for me, but honestly, they brake so good i didn't even care
  • 1 0
 @juliopedro: That's weird, definitely sounds like a defect. MT5 and MT7 only differ in brake pads and levers, so that shouldn't make any difference. Maybe you were just unlucky and received a defective set? Have you checked the brake lines for damage? Any leakage where the lines go into the levers maybe?
I've had my share of bad experiences with Magura's Customer Service, so I'm not arguing as a fanboy, but one thing I absolutely cannot state is that there is a lack of braking power.
I have been using Saint/XTRs on all my bikes for years and Saint/Saint before that and even Formula The One and Hope V2 before that. The Magura's are without a doubt the most powerful and most easy to modulate brake at amazing price point (in the EU you can generally find them at half of the recommended retail price). I'm pretty certain there is nothing better at comparable price out there.
Do you have the old style or the new style levers? I'd recommend to contact the customer service, or, if you're the DIY kinda guy and like a digital (1 or 0) brake-feel, maybe get your favorite set of Shimano levers and throw it on your bike.
I know the problem of being able to pull the lever right to the bars, I'm experiencing it with one of my levers... but as soon as I'm on the trail and the brake is warmed up, the power is still there even though my pads are literally down to 10%. I had the same experience with pretty much all my Shimano brakes too, though. Besides, mine was an early set (old style lever). I contacted the customer service, because the little lever-adjuster screw was defect out of the box. They never sent me any replacement... so, in all honesty, they don't even deserve me advocating their products at all. I fixed the screw myself and since I didn't like the levers very much at the beginning, I thought I'd switch to Shimano levers eventually anyway. Ultimately, the levers grew on me... they are longer and feature much more space on the handlebar, plus I like their modulation.
  • 2 0
 magura brake noise heavily depends on pad/rotor combo.

if you are running the race pads, which I highly recommend if you ride hard, you will get some squeeking at low speeds. price of doing business. you can't have your cake and eat it too. you either get 10/10 performance or silence at all speeds. take your pick. lold
  • 3 0
 @juliopedro: you dont have enough oil in them. i bleed them, then close everything, mount pads and wheel. pull the lever until pistons are in place, and then check oil on the lever. if there is no oil visible its not enough. attach syringe, add oil until you see it on the lever and then colse plastic screw. works over a year now
  • 1 0
 @mazze: no visible leaks. I get some power out of the first squeeze, but if I drag the brakes even a little all power goes away. Or if I press the lever gently it’s almost like the pads never reach the rotors and the blade gets to the bars. I just don’t get it.
  • 2 0
 @Korbi777: hey thanks for the tip. It’s true that they have you bleed the brakes with the yellow block in there, which seems to take up a lot of fluid when the auto adjustment of the pads happens when you put the wheel back. Will probably try this.
  • 2 0
 @juliopedro: will work just be careful not put put in too much. just as much so you can see it before you put in the plastic screw
  • 3 0
 @Korbi777: Great tip... I've done that with all my Shimano and Magura brakes, too. Bleeding with the bleedblock has never worked for me for exactly that reason.
  • 10 0
 Tom Oehler is an absolute beast when it comes to technical alpine lines like these. So much control and skills.
  • 11 0
 Those controlled nose wheelie turns...
  • 3 0
 absolutely amazing
  • 6 0
 Love to watch these guys ride! So different from the rest. They should’ve added Ludo May also. Awesome!
  • 5 0
 1:02 - 1:12 perfectly executed. Beautiful!
  • 1 0
 Wowow.....I can’t believe my eyes. Pink bike is actually covering REAL RIDING for once! This is very refreshing and much more representative of the REAL WORLD of MTB. This is not a sport for yuppie upstarts with more money than sense. It never was; although you’d be fooled into thinking so with all the uber expensive crap bikes out there; and all the lift served manicured trails and bike parks. In truth the Alps (the world)has so so much raw terrain its mind boggling; you could never put a dent in it in a life time. So sick...but you gotta have skills, not cash, to master it. Thanks fellas for exposing your wannabe followers to the TRUTH. Now get back on your hardtails, trendsetters, and put in the hard work which will truly reward!
  • 5 1
 Only possible with a Liteville 301 Big Grin
  • 2 0
 why are those trialers always on Litevilles?
  • 5 0
 @vhdh666:
because they perform like a hardtail but ad a shock for the "uuuuhhh, he can do it with a fully" comments..
  • 2 0
 @vhdh666: Liteville sponsor a lot of those riders.
  • 1 0
 @vhdh666: may be because these bikes look very much like hardtails but are not... and trialers mostly practice on hardtails.
  • 3 0
 @vhdh666: The integrated dropper posts they have can slam the seat wayyy down, 220mm drop or something, so that probably helps a bit too. But mostly I think Liteville just sponsors riders doing this kind of super techy lines and "Bikebergsteigen" because that's how they want to be seen.
  • 1 0
 @vhdh666: it's the wet dream of a central european dentist, riding techy lines in St. Moritz, St. Anton or Chamonix on their Liteville. Unfortunately those bikes don't do the things from the videos
  • 2 0
 @tofhami: are those bikes fun to ride?
  • 1 0
 @grim007: Define fun. They have contemporary geometry and understated looks. Quite expensive though.
  • 1 0
 @tofhami: Fortunately, they don't
  • 3 0
 This threw me off, I totally was expecting Stefan Eberharter the Alpine racing legend. I'm sure this guy gets that alot.
  • 2 0
 Very nice vidéo.
Much more interesting to me than the classical "fast ridding in the bike park" kind of stuff that we have already seen millions of times.
  • 1 0
 Can anyone identify the brand of shorts with the reinforced back end? I need them. Thanks.

Amazing riding. Great morning fix.
  • 1 0
 Check out maloja
  • 1 0
 Pampers makes a good one. Huggies too.
  • 3 0
 @kinematix: I'm a big boy now.
  • 2 0
 I'll listen to these brakes barely making noise compared to Jordan Boostmaster's rattling bikes.
  • 2 0
 That whole thing is a bonkers amount of control.
  • 3 0
 Awesome mtn biking!!
  • 2 0
 Snake hips ahoy
  • 2 0
 DAMN!
  • 1 0
 I could get down that faster - on my arse!

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