The easiest way to learn bunnyhops - MTB or BMX. There are a ton of great bunnyhop tutorials on youtube. I think I have about 5 on my channel alone, covering a few different types of bikes. Today though, I’ll attempt to teach bunnyhops using a completely different approach. If you’ve been banging your head against the wall trying to learn them, then hopefully this one will help you make some progress.
First, let's slam into this curb. It's a lot smoother to ride up curbs when you pop your front wheel up, or even just lean back a bit to take some of the weight off the nose of your bike. You should keep practicing this until you can get up a curb without bumping your front wheel on it.
Once your front wheel is up the curb, you can try to do the same with the rear. At first you can just lean forward to take some of the weight off the tail of your bike, but throw your weight forwards more drastically and you can get your rear wheel up the curb smoothly. It's also helpful to angle your toes forward and scoop the rear up, but that part isn’t as important as throwing your weight forwards.
Keep practicing this approach to getting up curbs, and then increase your speed as you grow more confident. Given enough practice and speed, you'll be bunnyhopping up curbs.
So now you might be thinking, “gee thanks Seth, you taught me how to do a 3" bunnyhop”. But you don't need to stop at curbs. Take this technique over to something higher and you can follow the same steps.
On a ledge you'll need some extra help with the the front wheel. On a mountain bike you'll need to throw all your weight down to preload your suspension, so you can pop up in sync with the recoil. If you have a rigid bike like a BMX, then don't worry about this part. Just crouch down and pop up.
Now this technique teaches you to hop on to things, whereas you'll usually be jumping over things on the mountain bike trails. You'll be happy to know that the technique is basically the same. If you can hop up a 1 foot ledge then you could probably jump over a 1 foot log with some practice.
Now before you do any of this, be sure to pump your tires up to max pressure, as it’s easy to get a pinch flat if you hit your rear wheel on the curb too hard. If you run tubeless tires, increasing the pressure will protect your rim. Good luck, and let me know what you think in the comments.
Thanks for riding with me today, and I’ll see you next time.
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