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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    1st real bike!

    been a rider for years but never had a chance to get a decent bike. just picked up a rockhopper!


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    Congratulations! Nice bike. Now take off the reflectors and ride the crap out of it.

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    Make sure u get that saddle position just right and not too low!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephxiii View Post
    Make sure u get that saddle position just right and not too low!
    haha i will! its just low because i had to put it into my car =p

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    its all stock besides the new pedals i ordered for the bike tn.

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    Nice looking bike!
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    Re: 1st real bike!

    Nice ride. What'd it end up costing you?

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    Congrats! A Rockhopper was my first mtb. It will serve you well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GelatiCruiser View Post
    Nice ride. What'd it end up costing you?
    total came out to 955 bucks. its got a lifetime warranty on the frame and 1 year free for tune ups =p

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    Good deal man enjoy it!
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    Looks good! Loving the black

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    Congratulations! You actually bought a bike! And a good one at that. A far cry from the bikes you find in the trash. To think you almost bought a $400 Trek Y bike. Take care of it and make sure nobody steals it.

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    Nice bike. Gives you a nice feeling huh. I have just done the same and got my 1st new bike for about 20yrs (need to change my pedals as well.)

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