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    Bunny hop

    Hey.
    Can i do it with a normal mountain bike?
    look at this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3OEuoz9q9M
    they do it so easy..
    is it because of the weight of the bike or is it similiar or its the practice?
    and i have that noise too when you pull the bike back
    like in 0:15
    is it ok?

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    You can bunny hop almost any bike, I used to do it on a 40 lb Dyno cruiser with ape-hangers all the time.

    As far as the noise I haven't watched the video but its probably your suspension fork hitting the bottom of the travel when you lift it off the ground. It shouldn't be a problem but if it does it too easily it could be a sign that you're low of fork oil or some other maintence issue.

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    I do fairly big bunny hops on my rigid 29er. its so fun
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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlyAlfaRomeo View Post
    You can bunny hop almost any bike, I used to do it on a 40 lb Dyno cruiser with ape-hangers all the time.

    As far as the noise I haven't watched the video but its probably your suspension fork hitting the bottom of the travel when you lift it off the ground. It shouldn't be a problem but if it does it too easily it could be a sign that you're low of fork oil or some other maintence issue.
    Quote Originally Posted by HSean View Post
    I do fairly big bunny hops on my rigid 29er. its so fun
    i still cant do it after 3 days of trying
    how do you do it?

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    I still can't do them well after 2 years of trying. it takes time. go to mtbtips and watch his video. he breaks it down into small parts to practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuntex View Post
    i still cant do it after 3 days of trying
    how do you do it?
    1) get the front wheel up, like doing a manual/wheelie.
    2) push down with your feet, to compress the rear tire and to launch your body upwards.
    3) use the rebound of the tire to bounce the bike up, get your feet out of the way by pulling them up, and help the bike on by pushing the bars forward.

    Just as he says in the video really. Works for me, although not as high. Practice, practice, practice. Maybe have someone shoot a video, and study your timing.

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