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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    Idea! Cleaning and Maintenance Photo Guide

    "The Basic Cleaning and Maintenance Guide has been updated and can now be found in the MTBR Pro Review 'How To' section, just follow this link. Please note that comments have been disabled on the guide itself, but please feel free to post your comments and/or criticisms at the end of this thread."
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    wow, very detailed to say the least. lol, thanks for the guide

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    Awesome work, this was well worth the wait. the only problem is I can't see the pictures, just the one attached picture at the end. Anyone else see them or is it just my computer? Thanks again for this great guide

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    OK, I thought I'd embedded the photos in the text, but it seems not. Hopefully they're now attached for all to see...
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    Very impressive.

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    thanks man---just wondering
    do any of you guy use Armorall on the sidewalls of your bike to keep sun damage off your tires???or even some on your seat?

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    Very nice, detailed, Thank you for the article. I think this should be sticked or something to keep it at the top.

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    simply amazing

    Yeah, this should definitely be stickied. I just got my first bike and this is going a long way to helping me understand what i need to do.
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you

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    That is an awesome guide!! But it sounds like a alot of work... since i haven't cleaned my bike for a while.

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    This should be on the STICKY !!!!

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    Thanks very much for the positive responses to the guide, I'm very pleased that people are finding it helpful. I've taken note of the suggestions to make the thread 'sticky' and have put a request in to the people in administration. I haven't heard anything back yet, so, for the time being, if anyone thinks the guide should be kept sticky you can just post a reply, it doesn't even need to say anything.
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    Thanks Steve.

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    awsome guide
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    Thanks

    Thanks Steve. Great job.
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    thanks steve... really appreciate this...
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    nice guide/intro to basic bike cleaning. awesome work and well worth a sticky.
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    Very informative My LBS said that my forks didn't require much maintanance. They should have mentioned regular cleaning. The rear derraileur is still a bit of a mystery to me, but I think I just need to rip it off the bike a couple times and that should solve that problem Thanks for the guide

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    sure fire sticky.

    thanks for this, your effort is much appreciated.

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    Thanks, that is awesome.

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    Thanks

    As a newbie all I can say is awesome. Much needed and much appreciated !!!!

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    Much appreciated! thanks

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    very nice

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    Sterling work son.

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    good work, will give a proper read later as am off riding in abit yay

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