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    Bunnyhops?

    On my freewheel bike I can bunnyhop a decent distance - sufficient for railway lines and cattle rails. First time I tried on my fixed I ended up on the top tube - luckily with no real harm!
    I've improved my fixie bunnyhop technique but still find it more difficult to make decent distance or clear much of an obstacle.
    Anyone have any recommendations for improvement?

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    Bunnyhops?

    Rear wheel. To unweight the rear wheel, these things happen in maybe less than a second, in this order:


    Your pedals approach the dominant 3-9 position.


    As you get close to lift-off, compress your body onto the bike.


    Now! Spring up and forward from the pedals, off the saddle, putting lots of body weight on the handlebars.


    Suck up with your legs and pull up with your toes, lifting the rear wheel, pushing forward with the handlebars, remembering that the pedals are still rotating.


    Think air, space, lightness.


    Let the rear wheel gently make contact with the ground now on this higher surface, without your body weight.


    Let the pedals take your body weight again.


    Sit back on the saddle and continue rolling.

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    Bunnyhops?

    Can anyone actually bunny-hop on a fix at speed? At speed being more than a roll, eg: enough to clear a gutter when riding straight at it? I'm fine with hopping and bouncing around, but can't do it at a reasonable speed.

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    Bunnyhops?

    I can bunnyhop a "freewhie" with the best of them and have done for years, but don't have the confidence to hop up even a gutter on my fixes. The fixed wheel part of the equation would seem to be the problematic link!

    - Joel

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    Dream of flying and you shall
    'there's very few cars at 0530.....'

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    The flying part is ok, it's the crash landing at the end that concerns me.

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    I had a bit of fun at lunch. Bunny hoping around. Trying to do it when going as fast as possible. Recon I did one at 25 - 30 ks. Not very big, but I did get some air.

    I found I was much better with my left foot forward (horizontal). I also find I can trackstand better with left forward, right back.

    Perhaps this is the key???
    'there's very few cars at 0530.....'

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    I can clear a pothole at speed, and that is good enough for me, and really that all you need to be able to do. Especially when riding on the road.

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    Bunnyhops?

    hate to be a TC - but it's just practice...

    Im a pretty shabby MTB'er, cannot pull a wheelie to save myself, but for some reason can pull just about anything on my track bike.

    I seen some kouriers bunny hop track bikes a good foot and a half in the BH comp at the worlds. In thongs of all things!

    this should keep you all entertained and wide-eyed for what you can do on a trackie.

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