Can anyone identify this 15-20yr old trials bike?


New Member
Mar 13, 2006

I recently came across this old mountain bike and have been trying to figure out exactly what it is, where it came from, and what to do with it. A friend told me it's an old trials bike from the late 80s or early 90s. As far as I can tell it's in mostly stock trim. It's a 21speed, with a 24x1.95 front tire and a 20x2.125 rear tire. The bike weighs about 28lbs and is a blast to ride.

I can find no mention of a bike company named "INCLINE", although it's a tough word to search on. There is not much text on the frame, but here is what I could find:

Down tube:
"INCLINE" (written both on the left and ride side)

Chain stay:
"Paint by S. Soderman"

Top tube:
"Made in USA"
Wo Vinklarek" (the signature is open to interpretation. I've searched a bunch of variations with no luck)

I can provide additional specs or photos if requested.

The only similar bike I've found online is the 1985 "Velocitech Mountain Machine", as seen on this site:

The 1987 Ibis Trials Comp is a little more common and even makes the rounds at ebay. It's similar only in tire sizes and general age.

Has anybody ever seen one of these? Please let me know. Thanks!
Jay (Denver, CO)






Try to post this question on Vintage/Retro forum on site.
there are a lot of vintage bikes fans. Maybe they'll be able to help you out.