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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    Any recommendations? Im looking at getting a bike.


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    If possible look for a bike with a good fork if you will be trail riding.
    Those bikes have a bottom grade coil fork without adjustable rebound and are designed for bike paths and dirt roads.
    Need help with fork install on new bike assembly

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    whats ur budget and intended use for this bike u trying to purchase?

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    Around 500ish. The only reason I am looking at diamondbacks is because I get a discount through my employer. But I am open to any other options! And right now my intended interest is to ride on light trails and on dirt roads.

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    depends how much discount u get but those DB up to $1k doesn't seem that great, check the marin bobcat seems to be the best entry bike so far
    2013 Marin BOBCAT TRAIL 29er MTB Hardtail Bike Shimano 9s Hydraulic Di | Random Bike Parts

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    That Marin has a very good fork for the price, which would set you up for any trail riding. Ebay sales by that seller can be cheaper.

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