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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    Beginner here. New Bikes

    Hello guys. Been lurking for a couple of weeks. Learned a lot by reading your posts. Finally got a Jamis x1, and the g/f got a Trek Skye. Not expensive bikes but I wanted to see what type of riding we would enjoy before I dropped a ton on bikes. I figure we will ride mostly paved/roads and will end up with some Road bikes pretty soon.

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    Hope you two will have heaps of fun

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    Get off road and hit some dirt and see if you like it.

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