Category Archives: Products and Services

I often get a bit fed up with magazines product reviews and tests because they don’t necessarily provide a real view of the product for the average rider.

This is often because the company selling the product are a significant advertiser in the magazine and they are hardly likely to submit a review to tell the consumer that it doesn’t work or provided little or no benefit over the original item.

Also the tester used in magazines is so far removed from the average clubman that the comments do not bear any relevance to the way that the item is likely to be used. I mean, the fact that Dougie finds that a rear shock rebounds a little too slowly when hitting a vertical wall flat out in 3rd is likely to be of little relevance to the club rider that rides the easy route on a sunday.

I hope to use this area to provide product reviews supplied by real riders who have used the product in trials for some time and are in a position to provide ‘real’ feedback on how it performed with no bias or benefit to be gained from over promotion.

If you would like to submit a product review or you have a product that you would like tested and reviewed please get in touch and I will add it here for real riders to use for reference.

Storm Grafix

Whilst I was at Marks place today I took a few photos of the graphics in production from the work on the screen (and Mark’s ugly mug) to the work coming off the printer and also a pic of my … Continue reading

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Mecatecno Number Boards

I found this trick number board on ebay and thought I would buy one for the Fantic to give it a slightly different look. They are a moulded reconstruction of the original Mecatecno board from the 80’s and although they … Continue reading

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Fantic 300 – New Marzocchi 35mm Fork Stanchions

The chrome was a little pitted on my forks when I got the Fantic. Nothing that impacted the performance as it was high up on the legs and around the area of the yokes so was not a priority on … Continue reading

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Gas Gas Swingarm for your Fantic?

Here is a mod that looks interesting. Classictrial are modifying gas gas mono swingarms to fit a Fantic 240 frame. I know that Richard Allen is making a batch of box section swingarms for Fantics that look quite nice but … Continue reading

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Classictrial – One piece Fantic tank and seat unit

Chris Stevens sent me this photo of a new product that he’s been working on for Fantic Trials bikes. I always likes the one piece tank and seat units for Honda TLR’s so I guess it was only a metter … Continue reading

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Fantic 300 – Wilburs Shocks

As I had no luck with the intended plan of using the Maxton shocks off the SWM on the Fantic, I was faced with a decision about new shocks for the bike. The Rock Shocks were OK and had been … Continue reading

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Some new bits on the way!

I came across the Delay Trials website (located in Barcelona) a few weeks ago and noticed a couple of nice bits on there. I have placed an order for a rear mudguard that is essentially a pattern 300 mudguard with … Continue reading

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Shedworks Fork Protection

I came across these on ebay and then when I followed up on the advert I found that they are produced by Paul Cowley at Shedworks. If you have scruffy looking Marzocchi fork legs and want to tidy them up … Continue reading

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Fantic 200 By Classictrial

Chris Stevens sent me this photo of a Fantic 200 that he has prepared for a customer in Finland. Its a 200 Professional circa 1983 that has been completely rebuilt with the following modifications; modified frame (head anlgle and footrest … Continue reading

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TY OffRoad website re-launched

Colin Leese contacted me this week to advise that his website has been given a re-launch Take a look here

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