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Old 07-01-20, 01:35 PM
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Can I do stunts on mountain bikes?

Can I do stunts on Mountain Bikes or will that damage any part of it. I want to do stunts like a bunny hop, wheelie, stoppie, 180 etc, so would it damage my mountain bike or should I get a BMX?
Do these sort of stunts damage my suspension, brake pads, wheels or tires?

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Depends on what kind and what quality MTB you’re thinking of.
Department-store bikes that mimic as MTBs may fail at anything more stressing than a wheelie. A DH bike will probably survive any trick you’re capable of. Enduro/trail bikes are almost as strong.
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You can break anything if you try hard enough. Everything you listed is part of a normal trail ride.
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A decent mountain bike will not have an issue with those. Keep in mind there is a big difference between mountain bikes and BMX bikes. If all you want to do are “stunts” then think about a BMX bike. You can get something a lot more sturdy for less money. The trade off is you can’t really ride a lot of trails or go long distances on one.
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Sounds like you might be interested in these bikes.....

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