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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Thread: Beginner DJer

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    Oct 2007

    Cool-blue Rhythm Beginner DJer

    Now I'm 13 and want to get into dirt jumping. I'm looking to get a entry level DJ mtb since my K mart mongoose can't even handle a ten eighty ramp without something on it bending. I'm wondering which bike to get. I was looking at the Mongoose Fireball 08, 07 KHS DJ50, and GT chucker 2.0. I really can't exceed $600 so bikes like Kona and Specialized will be out of range. I'm planning on using the bike on the trails, riding around the neighborhood, but also riding jumps and urban environments. Also, would the Mongoose Ritual be worth getting over the Fireball? I'm not sure if i would like SS or multiple gears better. I'm really a newb in all of this.http://forums.mtbr.com/images/icons/icon6.gif
    Cool-blue Rhythm

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    I would look at used if I were you. I find used kona stuff/scrap etc and norco DJ bikes around here all day for $500 or less. Check craigslist.

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