Have not been trying specificly to get the front wheel off the ground but was looking forward to the first time it happened. The back tire always just spins no matter what I do. That was until last sunday when a friend asked for a ride. She is probably about 115lb and yes I did have the backrest on. We where rolling about 10-15mph on a empty road and I just opened the beast up. Next thing I know the bars are feeling all loose and I got a big grin my face. Now just have to get it done with out a passenger.