Geo and Bunny Hops...?

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10/15/2016 6:11 PM

Does geo make much of a difference in how easy or high bunny hops would be...? If it CS length, TT length or BB height...? Or...maybe a combination of all these together...?

I don't seems like Handle Bar Size (rise) & position/angle would probably be more influential/effective for bunny hops no...?

If geo does not matter for bunny hops...

Is it merely just down to technique, experience and to some extent physical stature...?

Seems like the taller you are...the easier and higher bunny hops are.

E.G. Broc Raiford, Morgan Long, Chase DeHart, David Grant etc. I.E. 6'0"+ height riders with high bunny hops.


10/15/2016 10:43 PM

Longer chainstay=Harder to hop, but able to hop higher. It gives your bike more pop, but you have to work a little harder. A short chainstay makes it easier to hop, but harder to hop higher because I guess there's not as much room to "pre-load" I guess.

Higher bars=easier to hop, but harder to hop higher. For example, I was riding this guys bike (he had 11" bars, he was about 6'6") and it was easy to hop, but I couldn't get higher than about 10 inches. On my 9" bars I can hop 2 feet high.


10/16/2016 11:46 AM

Just about every angle on the bike affects how it hops. A low bb has a similar affect as long chainstays, a slack seattube angle pushes your weight over the back wheel, having a similar affect to a short chainstay etc etc.
Go for something middle of the road and it'll be a good all rounder. With the prospect of having rideable trails next year I'm regretting buying such a street specific frame sad


10/16/2016 3:46 PM

CHEW, have you even begun riding yet?

Just practice, practice, then when you're done with practicing, practice more. Sure, some factors are in play with geometry, but it is you feeling your bike that determines your bunnyhop.


Scooter kid trying to ride a bike.