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Killswitch
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PostSubject: Weight of a bike ?   Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:58 am

Yea, I'm another noob to BMX, but I really want to get into it. I have an old "Ozone 500 Rip Curl" it seems to weigh a ton! I've been trying to bunny hop but I can't get more than my front wheel up. I've seen the instructional videos and the How to's but I still can't get the back wheel off the ground. Any way I was wondering does the weight of your bike affect your tricks? Also the handlebars seem kinda wide to me. Please help.
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PostSubject: Re: Weight of a bike ?   Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:03 am

Um, yes weight is probably the second most significant variable in affecting your tricks. Skill/experience being the #1 factor. If the handle bars are too wide for you, cut them down. Now to do this right, first take off the grips. Second grab a pair of pipe cutters and take 1/2 in.- 1 in. off each side until you are happy. Replace grips, and you have shorter bars, hurray!
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PostSubject: Re: Weight of a bike ?   Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:00 am

Yes as vistagecko said. Weight does come in a little bit and make it harder but you can still ride almost the same. I took a crappy bike that was really heavy and bunnyhopped up into a feeble and bent the axles then i launched it straight up a quarter pipe and demolished it lol.

I think your bars might be closer to your body and not straight up so that can have an effect on your bunnyhop.
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PostSubject: Re: Weight of a bike ?   Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:10 am

is it true that to help bunny hopping is to parallel my bar and my fork? Some biker i met told me that and it helps but i dont know if this is true?
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