Bicycle trials, like flatland BMX, is one of the more enigmatic genres of cycling.
Only an insider to the sport will have any grasp of the intricacies of the machinery involved, such as a freewheel located around the bottom bracket and the lack of a seat will plague riders with both smart-arse and innocently directed quips from outsiders. Koxx is a French marque with an established reputation for manufacturing highly regarded frames.
This is the latest addition to the stable of Adam Read, the owner of Tarty Bikes, which is the UK’s leading online trials store. Most of the staff at Tarty Bikes ride Koxx; I’m sure that says something about the construction and engineering of these frames.
Adam’s Red Sky frame is designed around a 26” wheel, and he’s set it up with Try-All hubs, a Try-All front rim, and a V!Z rear. Anyone with the slightest amount of trials knowledge will be aware that brakes are of paramount importance, so Adam has installed Hope Tech Trials.
The drive train consists of Echo SL cranks, and a titanium ISIS bottom bracket, while the aforementioned freewheel is a Rockman 144.12. Both pedals and rear sprocket are Echo, the forks, stem and grips are Trialtech and they’re holding onto a pair of Try-All carbon bars.
Massive thanks to my good mate Adam ‘No I Did Not Lose My Seat’ Macbeth for the tip, check out one of his trials videos here.