April 11, 2013 Leave a comment
What kind of cyclist doesn´t love wheelies. Skilled mountain bikers really know how to pull a wheelie, but being an expert on wheelies should not be exclusive to MTBikers. There are many rodies who are savvy at this practice, just like Peter Sagan.
I found that running my rear brake lever slightly higher up on the handlebar made it more accessible.
Dabbing the brake to prevent looping is a great skill to learn, if a little frustrating at first.
But at the end of the day its all about practice, practice and more practice.
once your comfortable with wheelies, progress to manuals!
The keys to a successful wheelie are in the selection of your gear and your ability to deliver one well-timed power stroke through the pedals. You need to pick a good place to practice (flat grass is ideal), and flat pedals will let you bail out if needed.