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4/5/2013 7:41 PM

ive been legitiment bmx bikingn since last april or may and been biking every day of the summer and havent biked since september cuz of snow. when i j hop, i always lean to far back? i mean i can get good hops just not 100% of the time. could the bar positioning help me?

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4/5/2013 7:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/5/2013 7:44 PM

one their hops lol and bar positoning i dont think would help you at all. your best bet would be to set your wheel farther back in your drop outs or get a longer stem to put you more over the front of your bike or to put more leverage against you leaning back

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4/5/2013 7:49 PM

jj0996 wrote:

one their hops lol and bar positoning i dont think would help you at all. your best bet would be to set your wheel farther back in your drop outs or get a longer stem to put you more over the front of your bike or to put more leverage against you leaning back

k thanks, i got a new stem today and so far its pretty good. ill add a link or two on my chain so i can move my wheel back.

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4/5/2013 8:49 PM

99507bmx wrote:

k thanks, i got a new stem today and so far its pretty good. ill add a link or two on my chain so i can move my wheel back.

Half link on the chain.. judging by your bike check, you have a lot of spacers under your stem.. try removing some of them so that you're not leaning so far back, but feel comfortably centered on the bike.. then practice just pulling up the front end, to see how stable you can pop the front up before looping out..

that's how it was for me when i went from 9" rise bars with a 5mm spacer to 8.65" rise and no spacers.. took some getting used to, but i was more centered over the bike and got more pop for hops..

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4/5/2013 10:31 PM

There is no advice for this question......practice, lift weights, build a heavier bike and eat spinach is about all you can do to improve on hops

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4/7/2013 11:48 AM

eskimojay wrote:

There is no advice for this question......practice, lift weights, build a heavier bike and eat spinach is about all you can do to improve on hops

i never said i cant get my tire off the ground. i can hop decently high. i just usually end up leaning to far back

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4/7/2013 11:48 AM

jj0996 wrote:

one their hops lol and bar positoning i dont think would help you at all. your best bet would be to set your wheel farther back in your drop outs or get a longer stem to put you more over the front of your bike or to put more leverage against you leaning back

99507bmx wrote:

k thanks, i got a new stem today and so far its pretty good. ill add a link or two on my chain so i can move my wheel back.

Jèff_Béckförd wrote:

Half link on the chain.. judging by your bike check, you have a lot of spacers under your stem.. try removing some of them so that you're not leaning so far back, but feel comfortably centered on the bike.. then practice just pulling up the front end, to see how stable you can pop the front up before looping out..

that's how it was for me when i went from 9" rise bars with a 5mm spacer to 8.65" rise and no spacers.. took some getting used to, but i was more centered over the bike and got more pop for hops..

okay thank you ill take my stem off today and but my spacer on top of the stem.

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4/16/2013 8:03 PM

99507bmx wrote:

k thanks, i got a new stem today and so far its pretty good. ill add a link or two on my chain so i can move my wheel back.

Jèff_Béckförd wrote:

Half link on the chain.. judging by your bike check, you have a lot of spacers under your stem.. try removing some of them so that you're not leaning so far back, but feel comfortably centered on the bike.. then practice just pulling up the front end, to see how stable you can pop the front up before looping out..

that's how it was for me when i went from 9" rise bars with a 5mm spacer to 8.65" rise and no spacers.. took some getting used to, but i was more centered over the bike and got more pop for hops..

99507bmx wrote:

okay thank you ill take my stem off today and but my spacer on top of the stem.

thank you, with the spacer gone, ive barley fallen off

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