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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    adjusting headset and fork

    Been riding for about a month and my fork is wobbling back and forward from the headset. Do I just need to tighten or should I take everything apart and reinstall?

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    Stop riding immediately

    loose headset will ovalize your head-tube, and then your frame is useless and non-repairable.

    This has been discussed many times; here's an URL to read up on, failing that, take your bike to the shop and don't ride it there.

    Good luck, Jim

    go to this part: Headset Adjustment - Threadless Type

    Park Tool Repair site

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    if you want to do it your self loosen the bolts on the side of the stem first than tighten the top bolt make sure you keep the handle bars straight than tighten the stem again, if it is not tight than it maybe the forks stem tube was cut to long or the bike could be damaged, did you put new forks on it?

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    INope its the original fork. Thanks for the link. I will definately read up on it.

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