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Rob acko

New to trials bikes

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Hi everyone,

my name is rob and located in the hull area.

after a year of looking into green lanes and trail/trial riding I am looking at getting a trials bike so that I have something that would be good at both.

my choice is between a 4rt or beta 4t 300

i ride a super sports mainly but am looking for something different to challenge me and possibly increase my ability off road. I love the idea of getting up something very steep of difficult but don't ever see myself as the next Toni bou. 

After reading many posts saying don't ask which is best ha ha ha I was just wondering how to two bikes compare, mainly the carb v fi 

also has anyone change front and rear sprockets for a slightly faster trail ride?

great side guys 

 

cheers rob

 

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hi ROB have a look at a 4rt ride best of both worlds. As for service (oils air filter ) much the same less carb cleaning and work involved in removing it ,with  4rt no water in carb but the trade off is electrics/ wiring making fault finding on 4rt harder .

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There is a longrange tank seat available for the Beta and it is by far the best for greenlaning in that the exhaust is near silent - something which can not be said for either Montesa offering.

Notwithstanding that Amos Bilbao finished the SSDT on a Four Ride, using one in a trial is not something I would wish on a beginner.

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I have read that the beta 4t is very quite and probably better for green lanes etc but I wonder if the fi would be less maintenance than the carb

i can my oil and filters and chains etc on my road bike but haven't really tried anything more in depth than that

as for trials I wouldn't be entering any straight away unless I felt that I was getting quite good at it

are they both great bikes and just a personal preference?

thanks

 

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Given a good inline filter and not firing water in to the carb with a pressure washer there should be no real need to mess about with a carb once you have it set to your liking (but worth draining it if you intend to leave the bike unused for a while).

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It sounds like both are very very capable for my needs.

i am slightly leaning towards the 300 4t beta as I would be more hill climbing and travelling to and from off road sections over actual difficult trials.

the trials I would be working my way into as I felt more confident jumping around etc

the problem is I love the repsol montesa !!!!

 

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