The bunny-hop is an amazing technique no matter
what bike you ride. It’s fun, it looks cool and it can keep you safe whilst out on the
road. It’s possible to clear big obstacles with
this move but we’re going to start with just getting airborne. You can make life easier for bunny hops right
away by lowering your seat, giving yourself more room to manoeuvre on the bike. Ride with your pedals level & decide which
foot is most comfortable in the forward position. Find a safe flat riding area that is away
from traffic. Then take something soft like a rolled up t-shirt and place it on the ground.
This will be your first ‘super safe’ bunny-hop obstacle. Roll towards the obstacle and as you get close,
about 1 metre away, compress your arms down and then immediately lift up and back, raising
the front wheel up, over the obstacle. Now repeat this tons of times just get comfortable
doing that one move. As before, roll towards the obstacle, but
let your front wheel just roll over it this time. As the rear wheel approaches, lift up
and backwards with your feet in a scooping motion.
Now link steps 1 and 2 together, so ride towards the obstacle and compress down and up lifting
your front wheel over, as it lands scoop the back wheel up and over. Then guess what repeat
tons of time just repeat over and over again. So you’ve learnt your new skill, you’re bunny
hopping and you’re desperate to use it but before you go out and start bunny hopping
up curbs just spend 10 minutes really honing that skill and practicing it. It’s really easy to bunny hop in clip pedals
but it can lead to some bad habits. So try and make sure you lift the front wheel first
followed by the back wheel, 2 separate movements, not just 1 upwards lift. Make sure you let us know how you get on with
your bunny hops, leave your comments down below and don’t forget to subscribe.