Wheelies: Not Just For Showing Off

Wheelies have always been considered a "trick" or something to show off at the trailhead. But the real secret is that the basics of the wheelie can actually lay the foundation for a lot of advanced skills. Manuals, riding onto obstacles and drops all use the same basic technique to get started.

By learning this one single move - you'll unlock multiple advanced moves. It may seem counterintuitive to practice something as basic as a wheelie - but it is more vital than you know. Check out the "Wheelbase" drill in this tutorial - it will give you the confidence and control that you need to move forward.

Also make sure to note the bike setup element with our hand position on the bars and brakes - that's one of my best pieces of advice that will completely change the way you ride and control the bike.