How to Bar Spin on Your Bike

Looking to show off a new bike trick? Impress your friends with a bar spin! A bar spin is a move where the rider grabs the handlebars and spins them around, allowing the bike to rotate 360 degrees around the bars.

While it looks impressive, a bar spin is actually a relatively easy move to execute—as long as you have the right technique.

How to Bar Spin on Your Bike

The first thing you need to do is find a good starting point. You’ll want to be in an open area with a smooth surface—preferably concrete or asphalt—since you’ll be riding fast and won’t have time to avoid obstacles.

Once you’ve found a good spot, position your bike so that the wheels are pointing straight ahead and give yourself plenty of room to maneuver.

Next, you’ll need to get some speed. pedaling hard and keeping your weight over the center of the bike. As you’re gaining speed, begin to loosen your grip on the handlebars.

When you’re going fast enough, pull up on the bars and allow them to rotate around in your hands. The key here is to keep your fingers close together—if they’re too far apart, the bars will slip out of your grip.

Finally, look over your shoulder in the direction you want to go and lean into the turn. As you lean, keep pedaling hard so that you maintain your momentum and don’t stall in the middle of the rotation.

When you come out of the rotation, grab the bars tightly and bring them back into position. Done properly, a bar spin should look like one continuous move with no pauses in between.


With a little practice, anyone can master a bar spin. Just remember to start slowly and increase your speed gradually.

And when you’re ready to go for it, make sure you have plenty of room and keep those fingers close together!

Allen Joe

Allen is an adventurous and creative individual who loves to explore the open road. An avid cyclist, Allen is always pushing himself to new limits. When he's not cycling, you can find him using his writing talents to share tips and tricks for biking on his blog.

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