1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
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2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
3. Don't belive the hype. Just because your favorite rider or best friend rides a certain bike, that doesn't mean that's the best one for you. Have an open mind and be realistic about your needs and ability.
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  1. #1
    It's a Sledgehammer
    Reputation: donnie2guns's Avatar
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    Apr 2007

    1st off road ride!

    Took the new Ibex Ignition 1 off road for the first time today. Not only is this my first MT bike, it was my first ride off the pavement. It was awesome! Rode for an hour or so on some great single track. Being 36 and out of shape, it was definetly a work out, but one that I totally enjoyed.

    Rode up hill a lot, navigating rocks, roots, and and horse crap.

    The down hill ride back to the truck was awesome Bike performed flawlessly

    Can't wait to get out again

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    Jul 2006
    Awesome. The best part of going uphill is the eventual down.

  3. #3
    When in doubt, go faster
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    Aug 2006
    Welcome to the party!

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    May 2006
    Now you get to start maintaining your bike too.

  5. #5
    Cuánto pesa?
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    Dec 2006

    Good job! experientia docet

    Congratulations 2guns,

    Enjoy that IBEX


  6. #6
    Ride 2 Work, Work 2 Ride!
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    Mar 2005
    WoooHooo! Have fun newbie!!! hehe
    "Don't give up, Never give up!"

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    Welcome to the club. You will surprised how quickly your body will adapt to the strain of a good ride. The lust to ride will just keep getting stronger and stronger!
    Ever been to Mountain Bike Tales Digital Magazine? Now if only the print rags would catch on!

  8. #8
    not your average bear
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    May 2005
    Oh. and don't mind the horse crap--its mostly straw--not much real crap in it

  9. #9
    Flying Goat
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    Apr 2006
    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack
    Oh. and don't mind the horse crap--its mostly straw--not much real crap in it
    hahahaha... i like this quote... lol

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