How to improve your wheelies

Try these tips and exercises to master the art of one-wheel riding

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Tips To Improve Your Wheelies

Wheelie longer by focusing on these skills.

Wheelies are one of those skills that every cyclist wishes they could master. We’re still trying to unravel the mystery, but the experts at the Global Mountain Bike Network claim these key tricks and exercises can help.

Can’t watch a video at work? Here’s the rundown.

  1. It all starts with the takeoff. Make sure you lean forward and compress the suspension as you start your pop up.
  2. Once you’re in the air, try to find the balance point by sitting back and extending your arms.
  3. Keep a steady cadence. Using a slight hill can help.
  4. Go to the gym! Exercises like lunges, press-up rows, straight arm plank, and standing squats will help you develop the balance and strength needed to lock everything in.
Tips To Improve Your Wheelies

Exercises like lunges, press-up rows, straight arm plank, and standing squats will help you develop the balance and strength needed to lock everything in.

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  • A7an says:

    You either have the wheelie gene or you don’t.

    • hpiguy says:

      Not true, it’s a skill that can be learned just like riding technical terrain. Nobody cleaned their first really technical trail on the first go at it. Different bikes based on stack height, etc, will be better for wheelying than others also.

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