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    Top bar and wheelie

    Does the length of the top tube have anything to do with the effort needed for popping and sustaining wheelies?
    Last edited by CGrr; 09-04-2010 at 05:28 PM.

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    Yes . Longer top tube = harder to wheelie .

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    Thanks, thats what what I was thinking. I have to put a certain amount of oomph behind getting the front wheel up on my bike but when I tried it on another bike with same amount of effort I almost went over backwards. The other bike had a shorter top tube.

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    In addition to top tube length other factors contribute as well , weight , handlebar height , chain stay length , wheelbase , seat set back etc.

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    yeah I have a 21" bike and I am 6' and could never get the front end off the ground. It was too long for me. I had to move the seat forward. and get a shorter stem. I am now looking for a right sized bike.

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