Blake Builds A Manual Trainer

Published on July 28th 2018


Building this simple trainer will allow you to practise your balance skills on your mountain bike at home. Being able to find and hold this position will develop your technique for manuals and wheelies and you’ll start to use the rear brake less and your hips more. Let Blake show you how he built his 🛠 Subscribe to GMBN: Get exclusive GMBN gear in the GMBN store! When using power tools of any kind we advise you to exercise caution and use the appropriate safety gear⚠️ You will need: Power drill Hand saw or Power saw (Only if you have parental guidance) Tape Measure Pencil Straight edge (Right angle rule) Eye safety goggles Screws 4x50 4x2 planks x2 6x2 planks x2 Measurement. Full length = 240cm / 2400mm / 94.5 inches Full width = 114cm / 1140mm / 44.5 inches Full height = 54cm / 540mm / 21.2 inches Length of wheel trough 58cm / 580mm / 22.8 inches Length of each side of the wheel trough 61.5cm / 615mm / 24.2 inches Height of the wheel back plate 50cm / 500mm / 19.6 inches Length of the side supports (Cut a 45 degree angle) 38cm / 380mm / 4.7 inches Hopefully this has helped you out and now you can start building your own and start practicing your manuals in you front room in front of the TV. Just remember if you have a fat bike or a plus size tyre, you'll need to compensate for the difference in wheel size and use a wider base plank. If you have any questions about the build, or about how to manual, leave them in the comments below 👇 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GMBN... 📹 How To Manual | Submit your content here: Click here to buy GMBN T-shirts, hoodies and more: