How to bunny hop high on a mountain bike

How to bunny hop high on a mountain bike


You guys ask for another bunny hop
tutorial, so here we go again. I’ll try to explain things a little differently this time to gain some perspectives we may have missed the first time around. Firstly, before you dive into bunny hops, you may want to consider learning some of the other ways you can get up and over things. For instance, lifting your front tire onto
something and pushing forward is a great way to start learning the motions It’s also a very useful mountain biking
skill. Before you do this or a bunny hop, you need to master getting your front wheel off the ground. Riding on your rear wheel without pedaling is called a manual, but you only need to pop up for a second to bunny hop. Make sure to keep your arms straight.
Bring your body weight back as far as possible. Master doing manuals, and bunny hopping will be much easier. Once you have this figured out, you want to push forwards and up on your handlebars to get into a bunny hop. Your palms and thumb will be pushing up on the bars from the back side, heaving the bike upwards. This is the key to doing a really high bunny hop. As you’re doing this, bring your legs up. It’s worth noting that this demonstration is on platform pedals, so I stress that it’s your arms doing all the work. The only reason we bring our legs up is to keep them from holding the bike down. Once you master bunny hopping you’ll be hopping up all sorts of things. For more tips and techniques watch my tutorial on how to manual, how to side-hop, and my original “how to bunny hop” tutorial. thanks for watching and we’ll see you next time.

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  1. I've learned so much from you! You're like the rugged aaron kyro of biking! Thanks again and I appreciate the quality amd effort you put on your videos.

  2. hi seth ive been improving with the manual but im stuck on the next step to bunny hop: shift your weight from the back to the front and stand up. i cant get a fluid motion i dont know how to use my arms do i have to pull up or against my legs?

    pls help!.

  3. hi Seth
    yesterday After 2 hours of practice i can bunny hop about 30cm but today i cant lift my arms i am so stiff. lol thanks very much very useful

  4. Thanks for these great videos on how to approach these mtb stunts. By the way the music resembles to the original Shadow Warrior sound track.  By the way, ist it a must to have fixed gears front as you have, I have 3, and no chain tensor. Keep the vids flowing. Cheers from Argentina.

  5. I disagree slightly, once in a manual you throw your weight up and forwards and totally DO use your feet to scoop back and up on the pedals with your toes pointing down. you do use your arms aswell but just "lifting" your legs wont do it!
    you need to work on riding on the flat, throwing your weight up and forwards while lifting your back wheel off the ground with your feet (with no brakes) before you can master the bunny hop.

  6. If you don't mind when you make tutorials can you slow the video down and have arrows or what not showing exactly what should be done why you are explaining in the background? I am a very visual learner and it would help out a lot and maybe to other people. Thanks, keep up with the good vids.

  7. hey seth… i am able lift front wheel and rear wheel separately…. but i am not able to combine both steps…. what should i do???

  8. hi Seth, I got a specialized rock hopper 29re frame L Im 1,78 cm, Is it too big? im finding really difficult to bunny hop. Thanks!

  9. Seth can you make a how to wheelie for a long time both sit and standing video I still cant wheelie for a long amount of time so can you show me how to wheelie for a long time thanks

  10. Hey Seth I don't think this has really ever been discussed but can you manual with your seat in a normal riding position? it seems every video I see with all sorts of great things that would help a mountain biker clear trail obstacles require the seat be in a position that'd make pedaling and cross country riding extremely inefficient. For example, I'm zooming down my local singletrack when I come around a corner and boom, there's a 15" log from a downed tree laying across the trail. Surely no time to put my seat down, even with a dropper post it'd put me in an odd position because I have to push the seat down with my butt then get back up and stand so what do i do… I usually just wheelie the front and then unweight the rear bumping my chainring and rear tire in the process. Of course I lean back to not go over the bars, etc etc but it's far less impressive than what you're doing in these videos. I'd really be curious to see what can be done with a practical riding setup for cross country including a bike with enough weight on the front tire to facilitate good cornering as well, not a bike with a very raked out front end and short stem that's more suited for downhill. Anyways, thanks for the vids, definitely some inspiration to become a better rider.

  11. MY BIKE WEIGHT IS 25KG. I AM 40KG AND ITS very hard for my to bunny hop but i used your explanations and i can do now.
    thanks.

  12. Do I have any hope to to proper bunny hops with a typical old school triangle frame mountain bike? It seems next to impossible.

    Idea Pro Rider 2008 is the bike I'm talking about.

  13. hı Seth. I have been trying to do Manual and bunny hop FOR two months , but I cant do well. how many days does İt takes to do These???

  14. Hey seth! So I can lift my front wheel up but I can't seem to lift the back one up with it:/ Also is there something I should be doing with the breaks when I'm doing a manual? But yeah more importantly once my front wheel is up what should I do to bring the back one up with it?

  15. ive tried this on a dh bike and its no walk in the park due to the fact my forks are boxxers and come right up to the bars so its hard to lift the front end up because its heavy.

  16. can i pls ask HOW THE FUC you people keep your feet on the pedels

    pedels,
    pedals
    pedales
    pedalenes?
    peda

    foq it, i give

  17. Seth I get how to Manuel but I just don't know how to bring the back wheel up after the Manuel Every time I tried it my front tire went right Into the ground and the backwheel did not even come up

  18. I thought you were going to make more trials videos. I know you aren't really a trials guy but you tutorials were entertaining. I'm starting to feel like videos of trail rides are reaching a point of over saturation.

  19. hey, i got question. i know this is old video but still. Every time i bunnyhop (or just lift rear wheal off the ground) my arm hurt. especialy wrist. can you say why or how?

  20. I can bunyhop but I'm being told I shouldn't be transferring my weight wich confuzed me bc I thought u were meant to

  21. im new in mtb.. after watching all the tutorials how to bunny hop.. your sauce complete recipe after all.. thank you very much mr seth.. 😭

  22. I have a Trek 3900 bike ( 3 series ) and the key here is the force. I mean you must have a "good" body to pick up your bike, and to do it more easier you must have a bike made from carbon and aluminium, i hope i could help someone ( Sorry for the bad English, i am from Romania 🇷🇴 )

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