By your description it sounds like you're doing it very well. Don't base how well you do it by videos.
Yup, this is my problem too. I like my weight somwhat forward for trail riding and although my trail riding skills are improving, but I still can't hop both wheels over say.... a small downed log or something. I can wheelie over it but my rear tire always catches it and slows my momentum more than I'd like it to. I just need to ride more often and keep practicing.Scarpa said:It's more moving your weight back than pulling up. Unfortunately, if you have an XC bike with a long stem it's very difficult to get the front end up this way.
I was and still am having a prob. getting the fornt end up, but I found that you just have to thorw your weight back and pull up and back on the bars as hard as you can. I can loft the front wheel pretty good this way.phatr32 said:those tutoials are great and all, but i have one hell of a time pulling the front wheel up while standing!! i cant do do no matter how many times i try.
when i pop a wheelie i gotta be sitting down?
what am i doing wrong??