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    Climbing up a straight wall.

    When i bunny hop i hop both wheels at a time, thats why i can only hop 2-3 inches and not over anything unless im going fast.

    But anyways theirs about a 2-3 foot wall in my town that i want to try to ride up, if i can wheelie and get my front wheel up, is it possible for me to pedal my back wheel up?

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    Most likely you wouldn't just be able to just ride up it, if you can't make the bunnyhop the you will have to bring your front wheel up and before you grind anything on the wall throw your back up. as long as you get traction with your wheel and the wall you should be able to pedal the rest of the way up
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    I would reccomend some sort of bashguard if you don't already have one because chances are that it'll take you a few tries and in those tries where you don't succeed, it'll probably hurt the chainring. Good luck though.

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    reccomendations please for bashguards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mayor red beard
    reccomendations please for bashguards.




    I reccomend "Google.com" bashgaurds.
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    E13 lexan bash guard and chain device.

    http://www.evilbikes.com/components/comp_drs.htm

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    I had a blackspire bash on my old bike and it worked great
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    Quote Originally Posted by a2psyklnut
    E13 lexan bash guard and chain device.

    http://www.evilbikes.com/components/comp_drs.htm

    L8R
    Absolutely. Those supposed to be the strongest (and sweetest looking) out there. I was saving up some cash for one of those but on my ride today my derailleur got ripped into 2 pieces by a stick in my spokes so the bashguard'll have to wait

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    Bugga, those chaindevices are meant to be cool. Oh well you'll just have to wait
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    well, if you give it a bit of practice at slower speeds I'd imagine you could lift your front wheel onto it wheelie style, and then do an endo and swing the back around and get it on, then ride away before losing your balance so you don't have to put your foot down. I find that on bunnyhops a little past what I can normally do I can get that extra inch or two by doing a 'greg hill tuck' which is a term used in the bmx community for extending your body rearward while in the air and tucking the seat up to your midsection. it might not be as effective for mountain bikes but it worked wonders for bmx. good luck

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