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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    New question here. 2007 Felt Virtue 4 air shock

    MTB gurus:

    Newbie dad here - we bought our 14 yr old son a new but 2007 (old stock) Felt Virtue 4 from a HTO shop that was closing. Only downside was no manual. Used to ride a lot in the day and did my own maintenance but never on a FS MB.

    Son wants to soften the air shock, the Felt suspension manual I found on line suggests 95 - 110 psi for his weight (~130#).

    So, how the heck do I do it? The air valve is obvious on the shock but can't get any of my air pumps to seal on it and depress the center stem. Is there some special pump or adapter I need?

    Thanks,
    Harry

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    To avoid injury, do not ride with your eyes closed

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    Smile Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by billee
    Thanks for the quick reply - will check those out.

    - Harry

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