UK trials bike brand, Alias Bike Co, recently launched their first 24″ complete trials bike, and thus doubling their lineup, adding to their already popular and proven 20″ bike.
Alias has the following to say about their new 24″ street trials bike:
“The 24.1 bike was created to allow riders on tighter budgets to be able to get into street trials with a top quality bike at the lowest possible price. The frame is based heavily on the Alias 20.2, providing a great basis for us to build a bike around. This platform enables both new and experienced riders to fulfil their potential without being held back by out-dated geometry, or worried about a lack of durability.”
Brakeless or not
Alias is almost synonymous with Flipp, the brakeless prodigy known to do stuff without brakes normal riders can’t do with. And Alias has therefore kind of become the brakeless trials bike company. The 24.1 comes standard with Tektro mechanical v-brakes or mechanical disc brakes as an optional upgrade. Both alternatives known as very budget friendly options. Cheap mechanical brakes are not the most popular component in trials, and implicitly Alias is kind of saying “Go brakeless”. But, due to legal reasons they’re probably not allowed to sell bikes without brakes. And, the Tektro brakes will obviously work if you choose to keep them…
The 24.1 is designed to be an agile street trials bike, and comes with super short wheelbase at only 968 mm. That is 25 mm shorter than the Inspired Fourplay Team. All other measurements are though more or less identical to the Fourplay, which is the bike that defined the street trials segment, and thus regarded as the industry benchmark. A fully equipped 24.1 with Tektro v-brakes weighs in at 11,68 kg.
Colors and materials
The 24.1 frame is a cromoly frame available in two color ways: Gloss Teal or Gloss White. The frame comes with no graphics as standard, and you’ll get a sheet of decals along with it, allowing you to customise the look of your bike. Black stickers for the Gloss White option and white stickers for Gloss Teal option.
Frame: Alias 24.1 24″
Forks: Inspired Alias 24.1 24″, Steel
Headset: 44mm Internal, 1-1/8″
Handlebars: Alloy Riser
Stem: Forged, 90mm x 35˚
Brakes: Tektro V-brake or Tektro 180 mm disc
Front Hub: Disc, 32h, 100 mm wide
Rear Hub: Disc, 32h, 135 mm wide
Spokes: Stainless PG
Tyres: Kenda K-Rad 24″ x 2.3″
Cranks: Forged Square Taper, 170 mm
Bashring: 22T Trials
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Square Taper
Pedals: Nylon Platform
Front Sprocket: 22T, Steel
Chain: KMC S1
Freewheel: Trialtech 16T, 36 engagements
Chain Tensioner: Chain tugs
Seat Clamp: Integrated
Wheelbase: 968 mm
Chainstay: 364 mm
BB height: + 15 mm
Head angle: 74˚
About Alias Bike Co
Alias Bike Co was created with a simple brief – to create cutting edge products that would allow the most progressive riders to push their limits. Their first frame, the 20.1, was developed with top UK trials rider FLIPP, famous for pushing the limits of brakeless trials riding.