Trial Biking - Equipment
The equipment used in trial is very similar to that of mountain biking. The bikes used in the test bike are a little different from those in the mountain bike because in the case of the test bike, better control of the bike is needed. In this chapter we will have a brief deion of the equipment used in Trial Biking.
A specially designed bike is used in trials for riding on trails. As better control of the bike is needed, bikes should have strong brakes, wider handlebars, light parts, low tire pressure with thicker rear tire and not have seat.
During competition, there is little need for the pilot to sit down. The lighter the frames, the less they interfere with the player 's body movements. frame height remains as low as possible.
In general, pins BB are positioned much higher than the line between the axles in the case of test bike frames intended for competition.
Currently in competitions two classes of trial bikes are used -
Motos Mod - These are 20 ”Wheeled Bikes. They are developed by a company named Montesa and are mainly based on modified BMX bikes. Some mod bikes even have a 19 inch rear wheel to make room for bigger tires.
Stock Bikes - These are 26 inch wheeled bikes. These are kept in stock and are not modified bikes like mod bikes. Current 26 inch bikes look a lot like 20 inch mod bikes.
Besides mod bikes and stock bikes, 24 inch bikes are also used which is not allowed in competitions and is only used 'by street bike.
Thatdres Trial Bike
Test bike frames often have holes in front of the head tube and also in the BB shell, seat tube and dropouts to reduce frame weight.
The disc brakes mounted on the test frames are heavily reinforced. High braking force is often required, especially to force the rear brake to act backwards.
The brakes of the test bike are manufactured in such a way as to provide more braking torque, especially at the 'rear. Instead of locking the wheels, the brake system tries to stop the bike smoothly because of the speed. For bikes with larger wheels, hydraulic brakes are applied which act directly on the
In order for the brake to lock as firmly as possible on the rim, the braking surface of the rim is roughened using an angle grinder. The grinding of the rim may vary from slightly rough to very rough.Blast Due to the condition and compounds of the brake pads chosen, different levels of grind are provided on the rim for better braking performance.
Another effective way to increase braking power is to apply road tar to the braking surface which causes the brake pads to adhere to the surface, resulting in better braking performance and excellent pad durability.
Rim brakes can also be improved by using power brakes where horseshoe-shaped plates are bolted between the brake pistons, which increases the force required to spread the brakes apart.
The rims of the trial bike are wider than the rims of the ATV, therefore tires with a larger contact patch are used.
In order to increase the resistance of the tires against pinching punctures, thicker wall The boltsus ed are used especially on the rear wheel.
The hubs used in trial bikes are very similar to cross country bikes and have more cutouts to save more weight.
All trial bikes used for competition have only one equipment. The gear ratio plays a key role in deciding how far the wheels will travel with each turn of the pedal.
Some of the famous gear ratios are as follows -
- 6.15pm: The bike goes 2.49m or 98 ”for a lap of complete pedal for a 26 ”bike.
- 6:14 pm: The bike rolls 2.46 m or 97 ”for a full pedal turn for a 24 " bike.
- 6:12 PM: The bike rolls 2.39 m or 94 "for a full pedal revolution for a 20 " bike.
The gear ratio chosen provides power and quick acceleration to the bike to move the bike at low speed.
As an extreme sport, Trial Biking involves high speed and a lot of dangerous stunts. Accidents and injuries are quite common on a test bike. In order to avoid these injuries, players use different protective gear and gear. Let us now see a brief deion of these equipments.
Players use the helmet as a protective measure for the head. Usually two types of helmets are used in the test bike: rounded skateboarder style and full face style . Rounded skateboard helmets are cheaper and simpler and can cover a large area of the head. Full face helmets have an additional jaw guard placed in it.
Body protections and protections
In order to avoid collisions and accidents, players use body protections and various protections which include rigid protections. cockPlastic ues for limb protection and l reinforced plastic plates for the spine.
Some players also use chest and abdomen protectors. Players even use elbow pads, shin guards as well as ankle pads for added protection.
Specia lly quality are used by trial riders for added protection. Additional padding near the joints of the hands is provided with the thumb and fingers mostly covered with a heavier construction.