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How to Wheelie on a Fixed Gear Bike
Many riders will ask themselves this question?- Which is easier? Popping a wheelie and holding it for some time on a fixed gear bike or being able to do the same on a single speed bike? The answer you will likely get is that wheeling popping on a single speed bike is going to be easier by far than trying to do it using a bike with fixed gears. This hub is how to wheelie on a fixed gear bike.
Amazing Wheelies on a fixed bike
Rob Shows How to Wheelie using a fixed gear bike
First of all, understand that a wheelie on a fixed gear bike is a completely separate beast from what you would typically be able to do on a bike like a bmx bike. In fact, popping a wheelie on a fixed gear bike would be a lot like riding a unicycle.
If you are going to try, I would probably recommend starting on a low fixed gear first, as you will be able to start to acclimate to the difference between a single speed bike and a fixed gear one.
All this said, there are basically 3 things you need to remember when you are practicing doing a wheelie on a fixed gear bike:
- Just like any wheelie, you will need to pull up on the handlebars
- Lean back hard (with some force and don't be afraid if the bike comes out from under you a couple times)
- Pedal aggressively- Most people will pop a wheelie and then low on the peddling. The reality is that you need to do it harder if you want the wheelie to hold.