i'm trying to figure out how to wheelie. i'm 29 and i didn't learn how to do tricks when i was 12 like i should have. i'm not gonna die w/o being able to do a good wheelie and bunny hop. i refuse to be one of those dudes that rides constantly and can't even pull a decent wheelie.
anyway, been trying to do ******** wheelies outside for the last hour and my arms are sore trying to unweight the front end. i KNOW i shouldn't have to pull this hard. i watched some kids doing wheelies on youtube for a while and some of them are able to unweight their bikes without even touching the bars. i'm all, WTF? how do you do this???
ps - the only bike i have to learn tricks on is a fixed gear surly crosscheck w/ knobbies and dirt drop bars. i ride it on trails sometimes.
pps - don't ******** troll at me or tell me to practice or that i'm a puss. i know these things. i'm yanking on my bars w/ all my might and getting nowhere and there are kids who can wheelie w/o even touching the bars. HOW?
OP, I won't make fun of you, but I genuinely believe that your question could be better answered on some kind of bike tricking forum? I don't if there are enough people here who do tricks that we could be actually helpful, haha.
I can ride endless wheelies on my MTB, but can't on my roadies or fixed gear. I tried a few times, the balance point is way different because of the bigger wheel. I don't want to risk crashing the rodies so I gave up
Combination of pulling on the bars, leaning back and pushing on a pedal. Higher bars make it way easier. Get out on some grass and practice lots. If you've got brakes keep a trigger finger on the rear brake to keep from looping out.
Dude in that video is sitting just barely in front of the rear axle so he's almost at the balance point already, so very minute shift back of the shoulders and light blip on the pedal and he's up.
One thing I've never gotten down is manuals. I gotta pedal all the while my front wheel's in the air.
Here's more video for inspiration: they got squishy forks, so use that - compress suspension, then pull up, lean back and pedal.