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Old 06-01-05, 04:24 PM   #1
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Hey all. I got these instructions from ehow.com on how to do a 2 wheel bunny hop. They seem pretty good but the only thing I'm not sure on is before you spring up with the bike, do you go from a standing to a slightly crouched position and then spring or do you just spring from a standing position? Also, just wanted to know if anybody could add anything beneficial to these instructions? Thanks. oh BTW. I don't yet use clippless pedals so any info keeping that in mind would be most appreciated.
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1. Stand on your bike's pedals.

2. Get going about 5 mph.

3. Level the pedals, so that your feet are even, parallel to the ground.

4. Press down on the handlebars and pedals.

5. "Unweight" the bike - lift your feet and hands slightly, without breaking contact between yourself and the bike.

6. Pop into the air.

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Old 06-01-05, 05:24 PM   #2
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This is a link that's been posted here many times:
http://bmxbasics.org/new/bmx0703.html
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the only thing I'm not sure on is before you spring up with the bike, do you go from a standing to a slightly crouched position and then spring or do you just spring from a standing position?
Yes, you have to bend your legs. The action of bunnyhopping is the same thing as jumping off the ground, you just take a bike along with you.

Is it even possible to spring without bending your legs?
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This is a link that's been posted here many times:
http://bmxbasics.org/new/bmx0703.html
One problem...that's on a bmx bike. BMX bikes are a lot easier to bunny hop on then mountain bikes.
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Old 06-01-05, 07:13 PM   #5
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True, but the tips do work very well, and COULD apply to both.
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The same principles are there... not quite if you have a full suspension, though.
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Try to get your front end into a manual, bend your legs, and pop up, kind of pushing forward on the handlebars. And practice! Chances are if you have the best advice in the world by next week you still wont be able to do them, or at least not high and clean.
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I haven't done a bunny hop like that (both wheels even) since I was a kid. I go like ridehard said. Wheelie up and jump off the back wheel leveling the bike out midair. I'm no great bhopper personally though. But I can clear a trash can laid on it's side, consistently (that's what I practice with).
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I tend to just jump off the pedals and crouch in mid-air. Though I only get about 4 to 6 inches doing that.
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Tilt your feet forward so your soles grip your pedals hence giving your back wheel lift. Also, you can do them at any speed.
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