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Old 08-06-07, 12:57 AM   #1
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Front Heavy

When you first started riding a proper bmx bike did the front seem heavy to you? Because it does for me. It is hard to get it up high enough to bunnyhop higher than 3 inches. Does anybody have anytips on this?
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Old 08-06-07, 01:39 AM   #2
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it was more like back heavy to me. you should try crouching down and popping up if it makes sense
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practice doing wheelies without pedaling. then start trying to level the bike out. bunnyhopping isn't just a matter of lifting both wheels at the same. you need to lift the front then level out with the back.
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Old 08-06-07, 09:52 AM   #4
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can you post a picture of your bike from the side? your bars may be at the wrong angle.
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Old 08-06-07, 10:59 AM   #5
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i will post a pic later today
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Old 08-06-07, 12:47 PM   #6
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Here are the pics.





I like the Kink bike even though most of you will say its crap. i got a good deal on it and a warranty for free. And it is 1000 times better than my old bike below that i found in the street. Then i added some stuff to it.

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Old 08-06-07, 01:29 PM   #7
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If you angled the bars a little bit further back, the front end may seem a bit lighter.
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aight thanks fit

Wait fit, do you mean pull them towards me or push them away from me?
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Pull them towards you, but just a little bit.
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Wow Fit. That did the trick. I know can lift the front WAYYY easier to lift the front. It was such a simple thing that i did not even think of.
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Yeah, I'm glad that worked for you. It would be really nice if that frame was cromoly.
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Hey, it should be alright for a person getting into bmx right? I won't be doing anything huge until i get better which will take a while. You think it will last me a while? It was one of the only bikes that i could afford and i really wanted to get into Bmx. I knew it was 1020 hi-ten when i bought it. It feels nice and i like it. But, it should be good for a begginer right?
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So long as it isn't a Wal-Mart bike it should hold up fine for a beginner.

I've never thought of putting the bars back at an angle for bunny-hopping. I should try it I think.
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I think that Mongoose is a Wal-Mart Bike. The kink is from my LBS.
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Hey, it should be alright for a person getting into bmx right? I won't be doing anything huge until i get better which will take a while. You think it will last me a while? It was one of the only bikes that i could afford and i really wanted to get into Bmx. I knew it was 1020 hi-ten when i bought it. It feels nice and i like it. But, it should be good for a begginer right?
You would think that. Unfortunately, cheap BMX bikes fall apart very quickly, and you will most likely find that to be the case. My rear triangle on my frame isn't full cromoly, and hence it is almost in two pieces on my grind side from learning how to grind.
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Although if he can only bunny-hop about 3", he probably won't be doing grinds any time soon.
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Although if he can only bunny-hop about 3", he probably won't be doing grinds any time soon.
He could try Smith Grinds...if he finds something that is 6" high that is.
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Although if it is only 6" high he might not be able to grind it at all. His tires would be on the ground and his pegs an inch or so above the [whatever he is going to grind on].
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Speaking of grinding, what kind of pegs should i get?
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Metal, not wooden.
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duh, but a peg is a peg, it doesnt matter. but i like my new colony pegs, ligher than my bar ends.
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Pegs do actually matter. If you don't think so, then I will gladly trade you my pegs for yours. Mine wear through extremely quickly and don't slide so well.

As for your question, get some Kink Lights, or be like me and wait for the G-Sport Plegs to come out.
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