Hi, I'm Rebekah and my friend Luke (Sacramento PITS member) recommended this site.
I've been street riding for 12 years and dirt biking for about four. I race (novice) both desert and woods. At 5'4 my greatest limitation is my height, but in general I do pretty well. So how did I end up here?
My bf and I recently borrowed a friends Beta Evo - probably a 2011 or 2012. We've done some drills on it but I wasn't super impressed. We went to a group camp/ride weekend a week ago and Luke brought his 2021 Scorpa 300 (Factory I think). Wow - the difference felt night and day in terms of clutch ease and nimbleness. We practiced 6' circle turns, which I was able to manage after many attempts. I went back home and started looking at Scorpas and then went down the internet rabbit hole in my research. A friend of mine bought an Electric Motion because he lives in an urban neighborhood and a gas bike would get reported on, real fast. But I REALLY liked the idea of an e-start because I am fairly petite and though I can pick up my KTM 250 or Husky 350 all day long, I couldn't kick the Scorpa for sh!t. So then I googled trials bikes with e-start which led me to the TRS brand, which I'd never heard of before. I did some research to see what people think of the TRS' and the reviews are consistently good. I live in Nevada so I don't have to worry about registration regulations...
I joined a few Facebook groups to see what the trial bike market looked like. In one of them, a guy posted that he had a few 21 and 22 TRS' left - he's a dealer in Colorado. I called him yesterday and we had a very nice, informative talk about the TRS R One vs RR and displacements. Long story short: I am putting a deposit down on a 2022 TRS RR 300 - expected arrival February 2022. I chose the 300 over the 250 only because my bf will ride it as well and he is quite a bit heavier than me. I do plan on putting a slow throttle on it, as well as the clutch from the R One, as it is an easier pull - I was told- I have small hands and carpal tunnel.
I just got off the phone with the dealer, confirming my intention to buy. I sat down at my computer and was like, wtf - I just committed to a brand new trials bike. I know I did it, but my brain is still feeling like, whoa!! And then I thought about how little I know about trials riding and figured I should dive in here, and other sites, to educate myself! Till February I'll practice on the Beta we're borrowing...
Ay yai yai! 😅
Pic below is from a very miserable 65 mile desert race a few weeks back. My only solace was my 1st place trophy 😝