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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Thread: 2005 Marin B17

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    2005 Marin B17

    Just obtained an 05 Marin B17 14"
    It's in good condition with new tires, only thing is front brake doesn't bite as hard and front derailleur sometime doesn't shift paid $140 off CL okay deal?

    Anyway, it's for my GF, she's new to this mountain biking thing, and if she drop it or doesn't like riding atleast I won't be out much $$

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    Nothing is a good deal unless it fits her, because she won't ride it if it doesn't. Both the brake and the FD are easy fixes.
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