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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    BAMF Bikes

    Anybody have experience with BAMF bikes. Looking at one and don't really know anything about it. Really interested but hesitant buying a bike online that I cant try out first. Here is the bike I'm looking at. http://www.bamfbikes.com/halfnelson.html#SPECS

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    Fork sucks.
    I'd be a little worried about a mechanical disc brake branded "Bengal." It's not even Tektro!
    Weird geometry.

    I know they have really attractive prices. If you don't have a lot of money to throw around (I don't,) call your local shops and see if anyone carries used or consignment, or has some '11s left on the floor.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    How much are they? The components aren't very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sickmak90 View Post
    how much are they? The components aren't very good.
    $375

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    For that price, used, like I said above, or maybe the Costco Northrock or the Forge Sawback 5xx from Target. That would be if you must have new, or if you can't find used in your area. And they come in limited size runs, so for a man of about average size and proportions.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    They have lowered the price so I'm leaning towards the Dawes haymaker 1500. They are $399 now

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