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Old 10-23-17, 07:24 PM
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How to bring front wheel up?

Hey, I am using an old 4 or 5 year old Mongoose Ledge 2.1 and I can barely bring my front wheel up. I do the pedaling down and trying to pull up and shift my weight back, but I'm unable. Will it just come a ton of practice? Any tips maybe?
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Thank you, I'll try some of the stuff said in the video tomorrow.
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Thank you, I'll try some of the stuff said in the video tomorrow.
Check out Skills with Phil YouTube channel for other how to video's and other great content.
https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePhilkmetz
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[QUOTE=dksix;19948459]
Still not able to bring the front wheel up, no progress.
I've been trying the sitting down, pedal down and pop up, and tried that standing, both so many times every day that i'm outside. I just can't seem to get it up high with this bike.
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Still not able to bring the front wheel up, no progress.
I've been trying the sitting down, pedal down and pop up, and tried that standing, both so many times every day that i'm outside. I just can't seem to get it up high with this bike.
I would love to help but honestly, I don't know what to suggest beyond the GMBN and Phil's video's. If it's any consultation to you; Phil had problems with this and he was a pro down hill rider. I'm almost 50 now but rode BMX and Freestyle BID and learned to wheelie before I could bunny hope but to be completely honest, I broke my wrist and tweeked my ankle pretty good trying to wheelie when I got back into riding. I do lift the front end (more of a manual) when I need to get over something on a MTB but that's on platform pedals. I don't try wheelies on my bikes that have clipless pedals.

Are you just unable to get the front wheel up or can't hold a wheelie for any distance?

Here is Phil ( a really great guy who makes very entertaining videos ) talking about his efforts
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[QUOTE=dksix;19957218][quote=Canine;19957177]

I would love to help but honestly, I don't know what to suggest beyond the GMBN and Phil's video's. If it's any consultation to you; Phil had problems with this and he was a pro down hill rider. I'm almost 50 now but rode BMX and Freestyle BID and learned to wheelie before I could bunny hope but to be completely honest, I broke my wrist and tweeked my ankle pretty good trying to wheelie when I got back into riding. I do lift the front end (more of a manual) when I need to get over something on a MTB but that's on platform pedals. I don't try wheelies on my bikes that have clipless pedals.

Are you just unable to get the front wheel up or can't hold a wheelie for any distance?

Here is Phil ( a really great guy who makes very entertaining videos ) talking about his efforts

I will watch that video right now, seems interesting.
I don't bike trails, It's just this is the only bike I have right now. I am unable to get the front wheel up. You know how when some people try to wheelie and the bike slips out and they land on their feet? I can't get to that stage yet. I'm unable to get the wheel up high enough.
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