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Old 12-08-2009, 08:01 AM
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i'm looking to add a used GG trials bike to my collection. Any of you guys have suggestions on which models are the best and what years are good? I found a 2004 125txt pro for a decent price but just not sure...

im 5'10 195lb and a complete trials beginner.


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Old 12-08-2009, 08:36 AM
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the 125 is nice for learning, but if you really wanna get hurt, a 250cc+ motor will get the job done. i have a montesa 314r, i'd like to get a 315, but the 314r works well enough.....but then again i suck at trials. i'm 5'11" and 180...sorry i got no recommendations as to gg trials. never owned one..

this looks like a decent deal and in your neck of the woods... hard to find any modern trials bikes for much less...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=511117
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Old 12-08-2009, 12:42 PM
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cool thx for the advice.

ya know, i offered that guy 1000 for that bike a while back and he didn't take it so I just forgot about it. I really don't know how well that bike has been taken care of to be honest. I'd rather spend a little more and know the bike is in decent shape.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:25 PM
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Personally, I'd get a larger one but that's because I ride in the mountains. The older TXT (non-pro) models are more reliable but they weigh a bit more. I have a 1999 TXT270 Contact and am very happy with it. Definitely not as light as the new models but for me (beginner trials rider) it works fine.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:29 PM
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The GasGas TXT125 is too small in my opinion. It will be difficult to get the torque to launch you up obstacles. It is really meant for junior/schoolboy class.

I used to own a 2001 GasGas TXT280 and it was excellent from beginning to expert riders. The TXT280 from 2000 to 2002 were basically the same bike. The Pro280 first came out in 2003 and some minor clutch issues if I recall correctly. All later years are flawless. If you can find a 2000-2002 TXT280 for a good price, I would highly recommend it as a starter bike. If trials turns out to be your thing, then you can always upgrade to a later model.

Trials bike hold their value fairly well compared to our enduro bikes. I haven't checked prices lately but I would guess the 2000-2003 bikes go for the $1500-$2000 range.

EDIT: I just noticed you are in Tennessee. I would call the Trials Training Center (located in TN). Dan Brown (the owner) may have some good used bikes for sale.
http://trialstrainingcenter.com/

Also, if you didn't know yet, their site has some great how-to articles/videos. They are good for enduro riders too.
http://trialstrainingcenter.com/how-...rcycle-trials/
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just an fyi

seller dropped his price to $1000

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=511117
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