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: 29"

  1. #1
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    Jun 2008

    Smile 29"

    Im looking for a new trail bike and ran into the 29" tire..... Anyone out there ride 29 and not like it.... I know there is a 29ers thread but I know if youre there you like em, Looking for reasons not to get 29's before i take the plunge......

  2. #2
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    May 2008
    Talk to the dude that started the R.A.T. club.

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