Trials Frontier: Top 10 Tips, Tricks and Cheats

This is the ultimate tip and trick guide for Trials Frontier to get a better bike, unlock new tracks and upgrades without spending real cash.

The Trials Frontier game is a racing game where gamers control a bike using simple lean forward and lean back controls combined with a gas pedal and brake. After a bike crash gamers need to upgrade the first bike and collect parts to unlock new bikes while using limited resources and unlocking more of the map.

Trials Frontier is a fun motorcycle game that brings the easy to learn but hard to master physics of Trials to the iPhone and iPad. Unlike the early Trials game, the Trials for iPhone and iPad relies on in-app purchases so gamers will need to monitor gas, coins and jewels to avoid spending $5 to $99 on upgrades and in-game currency.

Check out our Top 10 Trials Frontier Tips & Tricks, and even one Trials Frontier cheat to play more without paying real cash.
Check out our Top 10 Trials Frontier Tips & Tricks, and even one Trials Frontier cheat to play more without paying real cash.

We’ll walk through the best Trials Frontier Tips and Tricks to help you beat the game and get new bikes faster without spending money. We’ll also show you the only Final Frontier cheat we could find that will help you get more gas without paying or waiting for it to refresh.

Trials Frontier is available free on iPhone & iPad with no Trials Frontier Android available yet.

1. Learn the Lean

The easiest way to get a better time in Trials Frontier is to learn how to lean and when to apply gas to beat each level faster. The easiest way to master this Trials Frontier tip is to watch the in-game characters you are racing and the online players you race if you connect to UPlay.

Here are the basics of Trials Frontier controls. Lean back to bring your font wheel up and keep your bike moving while climbing a hill. But if you hold back too much you’ll clip over. Learn to time the gas and lean with trial and error.

Leaning forward will line your bike up to coast down hills and to bring the back wheel over an obstacle without slowing down. On a second run through a level you’ll see areas where you can hurdle obstacles for a better time, which means more rewards and less need to spend real cash.

When it comes to a jump, you can time the lean to go farther and jump higher. If you lean forward while jumping you will stay lower and get back to the ground to get moving faster. If you lean back you will go higher and you can time a lean forward to clear obstacles or to get a little more distance.

Replay several levels to master these controls and you’ll progress faster.

2. Hold Restart to Retry  without Using  Gas

Crashing slows you down and impacts the medals and rewards you will get on many levels. Instead of just retrying from a checkpoint or waiting for the track to end and retrying, hold the retry button to restart the level without spending gas.

Tap to retry from a checkpoint or hold to restart without using more gas.
Tap to retry from a checkpoint or hold to restart without using more gas.

This is an easy way to master the leaning and other Trials Frontier tips without bringing through gas.

3. Replay Older Stages with a Better Bike

After the first hour or so of playing Trials Frontier you will start to upgrade your current bike with cheap, but effective upgrades. If you need to earn more coins and awards but you are having trouble with new levels tap on the map and replay older levels with your better bike.

Go back to early levels with a better bike to earn rewards.
Go back to early levels with a better bike to earn rewards.

Use this Trials Frontier tip to earn more cash without wasting your real cash on more coins.

4. Change the Time for More Gas (Cheat)

Trials Frontier slows gamers down using wait times for upgrades and by limiting the gas tank so that gamers can’t fly through level after level without the temptation to upgrade to a bigger gas tank for in-game currency or real cash.

Don't wait for fuel to refill, change your clock for a fast fill up.
Don’t wait for fuel to refill, change your clock for a fast fill up.

Instead of spending money you can go to Settings -> General -> Date & Time and move the time ahead one hour. Open the game up and you’ll have a full gas tank. You can go back and change the time to normal and you’ll still have all your gas. Unfortunately this Trials Frontier cheat does not advance the time for upgrading a bike part.

5. Do More Tricks to Earn More Coins

The biggest part of upgrading a bike in Trials Frontier is the price, which is still pretty high even if you collect the part as a reward. While racing pull off tricks like front flips and back flips to earn more coins on each run.

Do tricks to earn coins faster.
Do tricks to earn coins faster.

This will help you upgrade your bike faster without spending cash on in-game coins.

6. Press and Hold on Spin Wheel to Increase Chances

When you complete a race you will eventually be able to spin for a reward. You can earn parts, gems and upgrades doing this. Most of the time it is luck of the spin, but you can hold on an object to make the winning area bigger.

Tap and hold on a prize to make it bigger.
Tap and hold on a prize to make it bigger.

This may not unlock until a character tells you that it is possible, but once she does use this to get the parts you need.

7. Upgrade and Spend Wisely

If you are going to spend your in game cash or get an upgrade like a new gas tank wait until you are ready to quit or until you need gas to do so.

Time your upgrades so they complete while you are doing something else.
Time your upgrades so they complete while you are doing something else.

If you upgrade to a new gas tank you also get a full refill of gas, so don’t upgrade to a new tank when you are full up on gas.

When you upgrade your bike in Trials Frontier you should do it right when you start and when you quit. Doing so will mean the chance to put two upgrades into one play session. As you upgrade more you’ll need to wait a half an hour for a part to be installed, so doing it at the end of a gameplay session will mean it’s ready when you start again.

8. Don’t Spend Gems Unless You Have to

Early on one of the characters tells you to spend diamonds without any care, “don’t be stingy” he says. Don’t listen to him. Diamonds are the hardest to get, and you’ll eventually need to pay for them if you burn through the few you can earn. When possible time your upgrades to avoid the need to use diamonds to speed things up or unlock items.

9. Collect Parts to Upgrade Cheaper

At the end of every level is a wheel to spin for Trials Frontier parts that make upgrades cheaper. You can see these while selecting a level on the map. Tap on the level and a small section will show the parts available.

Earn parts to avoid costly upgrade fees.
Earn parts to avoid costly upgrade fees.

Replay these levels and use the wheel trick to earn upgrades without spending a lot of coins.

10. Collect Blueprints as Fast as Possible

The only way to earn a new bike in Trials Frontier is to collect blueprints. You will earn thee by completing tricks for a small girl character that loves candy.

Do your best to pick up Blueprints so you can unlock a new bike.
Do your best to pick up Blueprints so you can unlock a new bike.

As soon as possible you should work on these missions and retry the level without using more gas until you hit the tricks.

More Trials Frontier Tips?

What are your favorite Trials Frontier tips and tricks to get upgrades faster an unlock more of this addictive game without spending your cash?

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Leave your tips in the comments.

22 Comments

  1. Slawo

    04/18/2014 at 12:12 am

    Lean or grip is better to climb hills ?

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  2. Corky McButterpants

    04/18/2014 at 7:15 am

    Lean (with momentum). Although, improved grip helps…

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  3. roblmich

    04/18/2014 at 12:56 pm

    Does anyone know a good stage for those hour long things to do 25 of each backflip and frontflip?

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  4. Mr6Foot

    04/18/2014 at 5:03 pm

    I’m stuck with 3 blue-print pieces and can’t figure out how to get a 4th. Any suggestions?

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    • Mr6Foot

      04/19/2014 at 9:50 am

      Ok, I figured it out. I had to sign in to uPlay to get the fan to come back with the 4th blueprint mission.

      Reply

  5. Neverhood

    04/20/2014 at 11:44 am

    trick four: “Unfortunately this Trials Frontier cheat does not advance the time for upgrading a bike part.” It works on my phone…..

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  6. BiJay

    05/13/2014 at 12:07 pm

    You don’t get more coins for doing tricks…

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  7. Michelle

    05/14/2014 at 5:08 pm

    BiJay is right you don’t get more coins for doing tricks, you just increase your chance of crashing which equals less coins. Also that fast forwarding the time doesn’t work either.
    This is the best way to play the game:
    Do the slot machine every hour, it’s the best way to earn coins fast
    Don’t spend gems on parts, use the part wheel at the end of each race for that
    Ghost town track gives you the most coins, 233, per race so if you are trying to get coins fast keep racing that track.
    Save your gems until you really need them (like respinning the wheel a few times in order to get a blue point piece)
    If you crash during a race restart it so you get the most coins out of it

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  8. sudzie

    07/03/2014 at 12:46 pm

    If you want to skip wait times on upgrades( higher levels get up to 72+ hours)
    Start all the upgrades you can.
    Go to settings>cellular> turn off ALL cellular data.
    Go back to setting> WIFI> turn off WIFI
    Flip back to game while still in garage.
    Bam upgrades complet. If it’s for a mission complete the mission. Once done then go back to setting and turn everything back on BEFORE you start ANY race!!

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  9. Brian

    07/27/2014 at 3:42 pm

    I cant figure out how to get the last blueprint for the jackal bike. There is no tracks left with sledge head next to them and no track says they have blueprint. Its the last blueprint that is nerar the right center.

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  10. big dick

    08/01/2014 at 11:36 am

    collect 5 rusty nuts, a new area will open up.

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  11. kay

    11/10/2014 at 3:35 am

    Does anyone know what the blue boxes are for. I collected one and it said something about the blue mines ? Also which levels have hidden switches as ive only found a few

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  12. Montona

    01/02/2015 at 12:43 am

    Took a bit but of messing around but their gas trick works, at least on an HTC one android 4.4.2. Turned off mobile and WiFi, logged out of uplay, turned off auto time and auto time zone and advanced time 1 Hr. Opened game and fuel was full. Uplay logout and time advance are definitely needed, not sure on other settings

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  13. Montona

    01/02/2015 at 1:31 am

    * Log out of uplay and exit game first. Might run into the problem of having gas meter zeroed out while using the cheat. More messing around will bring it back but hasn’t been hassle free so sar

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  14. Montona

    01/02/2015 at 1:51 am

    **Last update, free fuel trick worked best logged out of uplay, mobile and WiFi were both on the whole time, didnt even close game just changed phone’s clock manually. Both fuel and slot machine were refreshed. Should work but if not try previous directions

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  15. Montona

    01/03/2015 at 1:32 am

    Arg! Alright, best results log out of uplay and homescreen out of game and you should be able to advance the day ahead to get the slot machine to refresh, but need to close out game and advance day (worked better than advancing hour) then log in to see fuel refilled to max. WiFi was on. Fuel might zero out now again and take a few trys to refill so if you play the game sporadically might be better to not mess with time cheat at all

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  16. Dan

    03/23/2015 at 5:26 am

    How do you bunny hop?

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    • Dustin

      01/12/2016 at 4:19 pm

      First you want to start with your biker leaning forward, then you want to lean back, while pressing gas, and lean forward again. It’s hard at first but you’ll get the hang of it.

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  17. devon

    05/28/2015 at 8:32 am

    Good trick for upgrading for free works on my galaxy s4. Go to upgrade your bike, when you have the option to fuse parts click on the fuse parts but do not fuse. Just click the back arrow on the Bottom of your phone and it will take away cost of upgrading part keep doing this trick and they will give it to you for free and when you do upgrade they give you money. I did have trouble every once in a while and I was forced to fuse some parts but as soon as I did fuse, the trick would work again. All my bikes are fully upgraded so important not sure if any of their updates fixed the glitch

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    • anonymus

      06/01/2016 at 8:09 am

      Thanx a lot!! The upgrade trick still works (although I never got any money…)

      Reply

  18. ertpecs

    02/26/2016 at 8:40 pm

    I have worms
    I want you to drink my diarrhea

    Reply

  19. MotiveTHWD

    06/22/2016 at 1:27 am

    I am trying to get some advice about the best way to use rarefied fuel

    Reply

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