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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    2010 Marin Bolinas Ridge First Bike?

    What do you guys think of this bike to use and abuse :-) for a year to see if I think this hobby is as great as I think it's going to be. Hoping to take out the bike tomorrow for a short little spin to see what she can do till I have time for more.

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    I think, for a beginner, and since this is the "beginner's corner", the bike looks fine. You'll fall in love with the hobby, for sure.

    Bill in Houston, not sure why you "subscribed". This is, after all, the Beginner Forum, and he's not talking about buying a Jeep bike. Methinks all that time in Texas has rotted your brain. I know it would mine!

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    I have no idea what you are saying.

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