You will need to be strong before you start jumping with your mountain bike. When your front wheel hits the edge of the ramp stop pedaling lean forward and use your hands to push down on the bike s front suspension through the handlebars.
To jump your mountain bike start by cycling toward a ramp at moderate speed riding out of the saddle.
How to jump on a mountain bike. Whenever your front wheel strikes the edge from the ramp stop pedaling lean frontward and make use of the hands to press down on the bike s forward suspension from the handlebars. Here are some basic tips on how to go over a log while riding single track. In fact i strongly recommend that you go to the gym at least 3 times a week to strengthen your body so that it will be easier for you to jump with your bike.
The best kind of jump to learn on is a small tabletop with a gradual take off and landing. Mark from performance bicycle demonstrates several different methods to get you. A steeper take off and landing will throw you higher into the air and require more precision when landing.
If you do not have money for a gym you can also do home gym exercises to strengthen your body. Push the simplest safest way to start jumping a mountain bike. Finally to jump a mountain bike start by bicycling toward a ramp at a reasonable speed riding from the saddle.
In this video ben will explain the basics of how to jump a mountain bike for beginners and cover 2 basic jumping techniques. It s important to focus on pushing the bike while we are on the base of the jump and relax once as quickly as possible once we are in the air. Both of which are dangerous when first learning to jump so start with something small.