How To Wheelie A Mountain Bike
You love riding your mountain bike and now you are ready to learn how to wheelie on a mountain bike. Mountain biking is a fun outdoor sport that many people enjoy everyday. Learning how to do a wheelie is all about balance, focus and concentration. It's also an entertaining trick to show off to family and friends. It does take a lot of time and practice to learn how to successfully wheelie on a mountain bike. With the right skill and technique, you can learn how to do a wheelie on your mountain bike.
To learn how to wheelie a mountain bike you need:
- A mountain bike
- Protective gear (helmet, gloves, new pads)
- Adjust your seat. See where you feel more comfortable on your seat. Some people like their seat lower, while others like the seat higher because they find it easier to ride. You might have to play around with the height of the seat until you find what is more comfortable for you as you learn how to wheelie on your mountain bike. Whatever seat position you choose, make sure it helps you with your balance and helps you maintain your center of gravity.
- Learn how to balance properly. The best way to practice your balance is to sit on your seat, place your feet on the pedals and slowly stand up with your butt off of the seat to find your balance. Try to slowly lift up the wheel while standing up to get a feel for a wheelie before you practice the trick on the seat of your mountain bike.
- Begin to practice a wheelie. Once you get good balance, pedal and lift up your front handlebars. Your weight will shift as you begin to lift the bike up. Lean back immediately as you lift up your mountain bike and maintain your balance. Sit on the tip of the seat as you reach forward and straighten your arms. Keep one finger on the rear brake at all times while holding the other fingers tightly on the grip.
- Perfect the wheelie. Start off riding your mountain bike slowly until you get up to the right speed. Try not to go too slow that you end up losing your balance and possibly falling. To keep the wheeling going, feather the brake as you keep your weight centered to assist you with your balance. Always remain in your seat while doing a wheelie to keep from falling backwards. The more your practice the wheelie, the more comfortable you will be and the easier the trick will become.