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    I love these people!

    At 01:32 -- (can you imagine landing that one) --

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=hHB9Kb_nRkQ

    And this,

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=QLpAsTf3cPo

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    I love watching both of those videos...

    Something I have never asked, why do trials bikes have seats? They are certainly not to sit on. Is there a law that bikes have to have seats or something.
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    The BMX forum folks would tell you that certain tricks are done by grabbing the seat. I can't watch those videos here, but I would imagine that that could be the case in trials as well.

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    You occasionally sit down to relax. I personally think the bigger thing is it feels better to hit the seat on a hard landing than the top tube.

    Nice videos. I swear I've seen the Ryan Leech vid before, but with a different sound track. It's a trailer for one of his feature films.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13
    You occasionally sit down to relax. I personally think the bigger thing is it feels better to hit the seat on a hard landing than the top tube.
    Hard landing I hadn't though of, and I can buy that. But, I can't imagine sitting on a seat to relaxiwith your knees under your chin...
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    The trials seat is more to keep you from castrating yourself than anything. There are several models of trials bikes now that do not have a functional seat tube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13
    ...I've seen the Ryan Leech vid before, but with a different sound track. It's a trailer for one of his feature films.
    I got to see Ryan Leech at the Seattle Bike Expo--I was impressed, needless to say. He struck me as being a really nice guy, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Darwin
    I love watching both of those videos...

    Something I have never asked, why do trials bikes have seats? They are certainly not to sit on. Is there a law that bikes have to have seats or something.

    Pertaining to bikes with no seats, I rode with a man on the Great River Trail who had his bike designed with no seat. He had just finished riding the RAGBRAI. I was impressed, but his riding position looked uncomfortable to me.

    The videos are impressive also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seely
    The trials seat is more to keep you from castrating yourself than anything. There are several models of trials bikes now that do not have a functional seat tube.
    Actually the lack of a seat is to keep you from castrating yourself and provide more standover for tucking. And, actually there are only a few trials bikes that come with a functional seat tube. I have no seat and my cranks are longer than my seat tube. I sit on the top tube or on a rock/pallet when I'm resting.

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    That was so friggin amazing. Especially the second video.

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