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: Bike Size

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    Bike Size

    I've always ridden road bikes and thinking on buying a mountain bike.. I stand 6'-0" with a 32" inseam. I'm not completely sure what size MTB will fit me. Any suggestions?

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    Some companies label sizes differently but I would go with a large which is the equivalent of a 19inch. Go to your local shop and do a standover test. Straddle the bike and grab the headset and seat, pull up towards your crotch, ideally you should have about an inch and a half. I'm 5' 11" with a 32" inseam and I ride a 19". Good Luck to you!

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