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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    Apr 2007

    Help req: Giant XTC MPH 3 Brake change and bleed

    Hi all first post!

    I have done a few searches relating to Giant MPH3 disks/brakes removal, bleeding and installing but have really found nothing useful so i thought i'd post for help.

    I have an XTC 3 MTB which the reservoir had seized preventing me from being able to use my brakes (a lot of give before bite). So rather than having an accident and also getting someone else to do the repair i have decided to purchase a new set and fit them myself.

    I need any tips on installation and bleeding. Oh i am also going to add a braided cable for the rear as the hose is missing, the front already has one.

    I will be purchasing a Giant Bleeding kit (seems reasonably priced) around 5. I don't know the prices of braided cable but i have been told to expect around 20 for the rear. + the usual brake fluid. Do i need to consider anything else?

    Many thanks
    Last edited by tiro; 04-26-2007 at 01:01 PM.

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