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 sizing???

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    New question here. Bike sizing???

    Hello everyone...just wondering about frame sizes. 15", 18", 19"..not sure whats good for a guy my size. I am 6'4", 160 lbs, and ride mostly all mountain style (i guess...) Thanks in advance.

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    I the past I would have said 19" and that my still be the case for you. I am 5'11 and I almost bought a 19" GT last weekend online, I decided to go to my local shop and I was shocked that I needed a small frame.
    My advice is go to a local bike shop and try them out, they can help measure you up and point you in the right direction.

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