how can i do a front wheelie with my full suspension bike?
and rear wheelie?
i have seen you guys do front wheelie with R1, i can do it with my bicycle too but i cant keep the bike rolling though, the bike just go up about 2 feet and land straight back down.
bike doesnt weigh very much so you will need to get it to the balance point (ie much higher) to get it to roll
can you gimme some instructions on how to keep the bike rolling when doing a front wheelie?
and for the back wheelie it so hard to pedal and keep the bike up.
keep it rolling meens you have to get it to the balance point right away.
and for a wheelie, if you cant get the front wheel up really high on your first pedal thrust, its not going to get up.
On the bike you mgiht not want to get in the balance point on the front wheel if you dont know what your doing as it's extremely light and you can land on your face before you realize what has happened. Your beter off just gradually increasing speed and being gentle on the brake to keep her rolling on an incline.
For normal wheelies just keep on pedaling after the initial push to get the front wheel of the ground while covering the rear brake incase you go too far back. Tip: you might want to preload the fornt (tire/fork) to get some bounce to bring the bike up..
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put in 1st gear
then put strong foot forward
timing is key
pedal and lift at same time
when u feel the biek dropping start to pedal
just try to keep it balanced
longest i've gone was 10 seconds
Hey man, I just started doing tricks on my bike. I know quite a bit, not a pro tho. I had a 3 year break from all this shit so I'm starting again. Anyway, I could do a fairly long wheelie (probably about anywhere from 15 to 30 seconds...) except my bike is all rigid. No suspension. Don't like to have suspension when doing tricks.
Anyway, I can't do a rolling endo. I can lift the wheel up and hold it for a second or 2, but wheelies are easier. What I do is I have my bike in 1st gear in front and 4th in the back (personal preference), and then as I step on the pedal I pull on the handle bars and lean back at the same time. You kinda have to do 3 steps all at once... Once you do that, then keep leaning back have your arms straight (that's what I do anyway) and try pedaling.
By the way, it's hard to do a rolling wheelie (or coasting). It's easier to try to pedal. Once you get a hang of that you can try to coast... It's more tricky tho...
Hey, where you at? I'm in Burnaby, and usually go praciticing at Central Park and then all over the Metrotown area... Let me know if you wanna get together and go on a ride or something.
P.S. I don't have a pic of my doing a wheelie but here's one of me hoping on the back wheel... That's kinda what you have to do except sitting down and pedaling
thanks for the tips, im am gonna try it out on the weekend.
i live in vancouver and i go biking around central park sometimes too.
you know any trails around central park? like 1hr or 2hr bike from there is ok.
i know the sea-wall is one, ubc, etc..
I know the trails IN Central Park, but those aren't meant for full suspension bikes... They're pretty much walking trails... I'm not really that much into that, I'm mostly trying to get back to the point where I was 3 years ago... Mostly tricks that is
There are some good trails up at SFU tho. I've been thru those a few times a few years ago...