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Old 07-14-05, 12:00 AM   #1
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Harder to bunny-hop on Full-Suspension?

Hey guys, I was out playing around with some urban tricks earlier today, and working on increasing my bunny-hop height. I have a hardtail MTB and my friend has full-suspension, and he can't do a bunny hop, while I can.

Is it easier to bunny-hop on a hardtail than it is on a full-suspension, or is the technique just different for a FS bike?
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Same technique but yes, it is harder on a full-suspension.
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You get a softer landing with a full suspension though...
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I don't have any problems bunnyhopping my FS bikes. You've got to use the suspension to your advantage. Compress the suspension and then pull up at the top of the rebound. Timing.
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Is it easier to bunny-hop on a hardtail than it is on a full-suspension, or is the technique just different for a FS bike?
personally, i find it easier to bunnyhop on my dually. i've tried bunnyhopping on a few hardtails and it just felt weird. don't know how high i was getting, but i guess i find it easier cause i learned how to bunnyhop properly on a dually.

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With my crappy technique, yes it is easier hopping a Dually However when I actually do it properly I can easily get more height on a Hardtail. Also with my dually setup in race mode it is actually quite hard to use the suspension to pop up.
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With my crappy technique, yes it is easier hopping a Dually However when I actually do it properly I can easily get more height on a Hardtail. Also with my dually setup in race mode it is actually quite hard to use the suspension to pop up.
Mmmhmm, slow rebound.
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I can get about 18" with the Cowan, got up to 24" with the stuff.
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