A nose wheelie on a dirt bike begins with a rear-suspension compression. You can achieve this with a
weight shift and/or a helper bump to get the feel.
STOPPIES WITH GEOFF AARON
Once the rear is weighted, you shift your weight dramatically
off the rear using the shock rebound to assist.
Apply the front brake (hard at first), push on the bars
and gradually move your body rearward to counterbalance as the back wheel comes up.
The higher the rear wheel rises, the less front-brake force
you will need and the longer you will be able to coast. ❏
Tip: This trick requires a lot of timing
and feel. Finding a smooth downhill with
good traction is the easiest way to learn.