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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    2011 Haro FL29 sport

    What is a good used price on this bike? I found one for sale local, guy says it has about 30 miles on it. Frame fits me but he is firm on a 400$ price. It just seems hight to me when the bike was 659 new. Am I way off in my thinking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon5132 View Post
    What is a good used price on this bike? I found one for sale local, guy says it has about 30 miles on it. Frame fits me but he is firm on a 400$ price. It just seems hight to me when the bike was 659 new. Am I way off in my thinking?
    I wouldn't give more than $350 for it...

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    Well he wouldn't budge from his price of 400$ I will just keep saving my pennies till I can afford the Airbourn Seeker

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    Good call.

    Also, check this out. its 349 bucks when you put it in the cart.

    29er Mountain Bikes Up to 60% Off - MTB - Motobecane 429HT

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    I am looking for a better equipped bike then that one. Thank you though. I am really looking at the airborne line of bikes. I am riding a Gary Fisher Wahoo disc 26er now. I am just ready to try out 29er

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    Don't lowball. If you're going to buy another bike, price it like you mean it.
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    I offered him 350 and he said he wouldn't drop any. I knew the price I wanted to pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moefosho View Post
    Wow, I never realized bikes decrease in value so quickly or are they just overpriced?

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