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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    New question here. Anybody ownes a Mongoose Rockadile ALX Disc 2008?

    I want to buy a Mongoose Rockadile ALX Disc 2008 for 260 euro.
    I searched the net and I can't get a good review of the bike and I was wondering if someone ownes or owned a Rockodile and can provide me whit some advice.
    If you don't owned one you can still leave me your toughts about the bike it wold be werry usefull. Waiting for your replays .Thank you !

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    My Bro in law had this bike (rim brake version) for about a month and was forced to return it. He didn't want to spend a lot so he got this bike. I kept trying to get him to spend a little more. In my opinion, it reminded me of something you'd find at Target or Walmart.

    I took him to a beginner trail...First off, the rear wheel ended up getting a crack in it. Was in the shop for about 3 weeks. He finally got it back (with a different rim) then the Derailleur Hanger broke, sending the Derailleur into the spokes and bending/breaking them in the process.

    I'd suggest to stay clear from this bike (especially since this one has Promax Disc Brakes)

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    Quote Originally Posted by preludedriven
    My Bro in law had this bike (rim brake version) for about a month and was forced to return it. He didn't want to spend a lot so he got this bike. I kept trying to get him to spend a little more. In my opinion, it reminded me of something you'd find at Target or Walmart.

    I took him to a beginner trail...First off, the rear wheel ended up getting a crack in it. Was in the shop for about 3 weeks. He finally got it back (with a different rim) then the Derailleur Hanger broke, sending the Derailleur into the spokes and bending/breaking them in the process.

    I'd suggest to stay clear from this bike (especially since this one has Promax Disc Brakes)
    I agree that this bike is not much, but promax makes some nice brakes, as well as some crap brakes, just like most other companies out there.

    And I would stay clear of any LBS that takes 3 weeks to replace a wheel.
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    Aww . Now what? I realy don't have that much mony preludedriven. I have 270 euro max.Can you sugest me some good bikes in that range?

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