Added reply in a thread Experiment, results. long post 3/31/2020 3:32 PM

It's actually pretty hard to get bar position in the exact same spot, even just adding spacers under the stem you are effectively moving the bars back without actually adjusting them in the stem.

Added reply in a thread standover height 3/31/2020 3:11 PM

So your frame most likely has an 11.6 BB height, common for many frames to be around 11.5 - 11.7 these days. It's a more significant difference than you think though, got a buddy with a Dak frame (11.6) and it just feels low and odd for me being used ... more »

Added reply in a thread standover height 3/27/2020 2:16 PM

Measure the rear axle height, minus that number by 10 inches. Then measure the crank spindle height, minus that number by the previous answer of the axle calculation. Here like this; My rear axle height is just on 10.5" (minus 10 = 0.5) My crank spindle ... more »

Added reply in a thread Metal vs. plastic pegs 3/27/2020 4:16 AM

I run both plastic or steel on the rear depending on what I am riding and plastic only on front axle, makes for a way nicer grind to keep plastic up front in my opinion. Plastic rear wears about 50 times faster than metal if you are hitting street ledges, ... more »

Added reply in a thread standover height 3/27/2020 3:26 AM

How are you measuring the BB height though? Cause it might measure as 12" from the floor but that isn't likely the actual BB height of your frame on paper. Correct way to measure is first measure height of the center of rear axle to the floor. Take that ... more »

Added reply in a thread The most common tips for manuals are wrong 3/25/2020 5:10 AM

I only need to shift my body around if I am not locked in nicely at a good pace or on a sketchy surface perhaps. Depending on what I am doing or the riding situation I can usually comfortably go 80-120 feet, but there are variables especially with how ... more »

Added reply in a thread The most common tips for manuals are wrong 3/25/2020 4:42 AM

Did a few hop manny's tonight just getting my bruised ankle back into it, and I remembered this thread but it really is more than just the leg work to get em locked in for a good distance. More a combination of upper body, legs, back, general balance ... more »

Added reply in a thread What bike should I get? 3/25/2020 4:20 AM

How comfortable are you on the bike you have now considering it is more trails geo, and how tall are you?

Added reply in a thread standover height 3/24/2020 7:16 PM

This don't make a lot of sense, when primarily park frames have the lowest standover and that is what most big air riders seem to be using for flying out of mega ramps into the stratosphere. I'd guess short standover gives the bike an overall lower CG ... more »

Added reply in a thread The most common tips for manuals are wrong 3/24/2020 1:43 AM

Yes a lot of leg work involved, will feel it in my legs after a few decent manny's usually. But it does require core and upper body strength to go a good distance as well.

Added reply in a thread Getting tired? 3/22/2020 2:08 AM

Give it a week? Depending on your age, give it a few months or a year even. The strength required for putting in work on a bike ain't comparable to something like basketball, which is mostly just stamina and cardio fitness. Do some upper body workouts, ... more »

Added reply in a thread Bunnyhop advice. 3/21/2020 6:29 PM

No more than a fist of seat post, and if you are not touching the seat ya ain't bending your knees enough.

Added reply in a thread BB Height VS HT Angle for stability 3/19/2020 7:47 PM

That is a fair jump, people will say oh "only 0.4" blah blah" but it makes a difference. Longer TT will take more effort to lift the front end, but if you went to say an 11.8 or higher BB with the same 21 geo that would likely help as well.

Added reply in a thread Bunnyhop advice. 3/19/2020 2:40 AM

Ride a little faster for a bit more stability and lift as high as you can (my bars often just touch my leg) then bend your knees as much as possible while pushing forward to level out the bike.

Added reply in a thread BB Height VS HT Angle for stability 3/19/2020 12:24 AM

Francky is onto it, you'll notice BB height more assuming the same cranks and pedals are being used.

Added reply in a thread Stable Frames for Street riding 3/14/2020 11:01 PM

That aligns with the point I was making. You can't ride a 19TT with a 13 CS and think that you can gauge what a 13 backend is going to be like with a longer TT frame. Every geo spec is relative to each other, and that is what makes frames unique and ... more »

Added reply in a thread Stable Frames for Street riding 3/14/2020 3:30 AM

You can't compare to a 19TT you might as well get on an 18" bike for what that's worth. I used to ride street on trails frames before street geo existed, it can work but it has limitations compared with getting dialed in on a street frame. The stability ... more »

Added reply in a thread Stable Frames for Street riding 3/13/2020 4:34 AM

For your height 11.7 BB height is fine. Push bars forward a fraction and ride what you got, otherwise 20.5 TT max and 13.3 CS or less for your height. Sketchy just means you need to ride more often, and trails frames are good for trails.

Added reply in a thread The only bike problem I’ve never been able to solve. 3/12/2020 12:04 AM

What frame is that out of curiosity?

Added reply in a thread 160mm cranks! 3/11/2020 6:46 PM

Going from 170 to 165 was noticeable for me at just over 6ft tall. I'd recommend it but wouldn't consider 160mm knowing how it changes the feel of the bike. Maybe for the typical new school bmxer under 5'9 maybe, which seems to be common. Being good ... more »