Lost in the Black Hills
people will criticize you for learning to bunny hop with clipless
It's always nice to come up upon curbs, people, logpiles on the trail, etc. and just bunnyhop them without even breaking your speed.
I envy a person that gets to ride 3 times in a day! haha
Edit: True, you might get harassed for doing b hops with clipless. The real art is doing them on platform pedals. But a good argument is that you might be a xc rider that prefers clipless....and still being able to bunnyhop is a necessity. So it's all good!
lol i heard some were on this forum that hoping with cliped pedals (and cleats) was cheating... i think NOT.
But the thing is when i hop the chain hits the frame pretty hard (on landing), its not ONLY when i hop but when i do tiny drops too...
EDIT: earlier posts didnt show up, 599 is right lol i saw it happen...
If you guys read the thead about when I got my clipless I was asking if I should hon my skills more on my platforms or go clipless. it was full out go clipless not one vote for stay on the platforms.
Just so ya know I do know how to bunny hop on my platforms, I am just saying you can do it diffrently with the clipless, and for riding as a whole I am having alot more fun on the clipless. Probably the same kind of feeling the fixed gear single speeders have about being "one with the bike"
Rollin' the dice
It's no more cheating that duct taping your hands to the bars would be. However, if you rely on the clipless to dictate your technique, then you are never going to get very high.
I use a mix of both. I yank up on the top bars, push forward and pull with my legs while clipped in.
I can do the same on platforms, but for understandable reasons I get more clearance with clipless pedals.
My bunny hop playground is any long curb. I just go at a near parallell angle and hop on and down till I get tired. Then I go to the elementary school across the screet and jump down stairs! YAY!
In front of 4-5th graders, it gets attention