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that's normal, 2.5 piece cranks are basically just 3 piece cranks, only the spindle is meant to go through one of the crank arms first, which eliminates the need of a bolt on that side and prevents the arm from falling off as well. It must have worked ... more »
ledge ride to smith… ate shit right before this one and put a nice gash in my knee that I didn't realize was so bad till I got home. currently at the hospital about to possibly get stitches. yay.
I'd worry about just landing them first before working on how you have your legs. The legs together style looks best in my opinion, but if you worry about that rather than actually landing the whip, it's gonna make things harder.
usually my left hamstrings need stretched more but they're never super tight. the lower left side of my back is where the pain stems from so I'm always trying to keep that leg more stretched than the other, but I do stretch both. I've been following ... more »
I'm fuck footed with whips as well and I agree 100% that downwhips are much easier. I can't do them on banks, but hips I can land them on almost every try... flyout whips or into banks, not nearly as consistent haha
post a video of you trying one, it'll be easier to pick out what you're doing wrong that way. Sounds like you need to whip it around a little faster. Just kick a little harder or swing a little faster with your arms. I got stuck twice when learning them. ... more »
The Verde for sure. The Sunday has an unsealed front & semi-sealed rear, the Verde has both sealed front & rear which are much better
I don't think I have much room to move it back though. I think I'll like it, I'll just hate it for whips for awhile cause like I said in an earlier reply I tried a top load stem out that raised my bars up about an inch and I liked how it felt, but it ... more »
Oh true, I used to do those but stopped cause it felt like it wasn't doing much so maybe I was going up too much. I'll add it back into my routine! Definitely gonna look into getting a foam roller next time I'm out at Wal-Mart or something. I've used ... more »
I've considered them, I just like my 4° upsweep cause I went from 2° to 4° and I really like it. If I can't find any other bars like that, then I'll probably go with either those or the Subrosa Noster bars since they're a 3° upsweep, different backsweep ... more »
I'll have to look into that, I'll try anything to stay ahead of it at this point. but yeah I think I'm gonna pull the trigger on bigger bars soon. I flipped my stem earlier to give some extra rise so I'll see how that feels and go from there
And I thought my bars were small haha. shitty thing is, it can happen at any age. mine started at the age of 14 and I got sciatica real bad but it all went away with some stretching. but yeah mine usually gets tolerable after warming up. I just have ... more »
I always lie in bed or on the floor and do that stretch you listed, but just tried the way you said and it feels like it gives a much better stretch so I'm adding that to my routine as well. Thanks for the reply!
Holy hell haha thanks for the long detailed replied, really appreciate it. I figured as much that the doctor assumed bmx was to blame cause of the questions she asked. While bmx isn't the best thing for your body, I don't think it's what fucked my back ... more »
Thanks for the input everyone, I think I'm gonna flip my stem and see what that feels like. I measured it and it looks to give me a bar rise of about 9.35", not too far off from 9.5" so if I like that I'll go with some 9.5"s (or 9.35" if I can find some ... more »
I'm definitely gonna do taller bars now that everyone's given me good input, just gotta play around on some friends bikes to see what height I wanna go to then I'll shop around. But yeah I get that she was trying to advise me on the best way to not have ... more »
I'd add some spacers to see what height I like if I didn't already cut my steerer tube all the way down, kinda messed up there haha but yeah I do core strengthening & stretches already. Back pain is so shitty for anyone.
I just feel it might help since I'd be hunched over the bike less. Like I said above somewhere, I tried a top load stem which put my bars up about an inch and while I did like the feel, it fucked my tailwhips and was so hard to keep the bike under me. ... more »
I should've haha. I'm following up with the first doctor in a couple weeks so I'll definitely bring that up with him. But that's true, I don't have any room on my steerer tube for spacers cause I cut it down so I'll just need to flip my stem or try a ... more »
Really? cause I feel like it would since the bars are a tiny bit more away than usual but idk haha that's why I asked. BB height is 11.5", not sure if that's high or low cause I never paid too much attention in geometry anyway. Not really trying to get ... more »
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