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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  1. #1
    It's a Sledgehammer
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    Is this bike too big for me?

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    Upset You should be ashamed

    You blocked out the faces because your son's bawling isn't he?? LOL

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    It's a Sledgehammer
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    I only knocked him down once to get the bike from him....I mean c'mon, it's got pegs!

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    I actually think you should lower the seat a little bit

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    You ever take it off any sweet jumps?

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    good one donnie. but u left out the pic of when he was beatin u down to get his bike back.

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    1.21 Jigowatts!
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    looks just about right to me.
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    wow singlespeed...you're a monster!

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    I post too much.
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    Singlespeed, on a bike too big for you, with huge knobbies and the added weight of training wheels? Dayum man, you must have legs made of steel, or maybe even titanium!

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    Me hates pinchflat
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    I think it fits just right. It should be pretty nimble and flickable on those mad hukzorz to flat
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    Do i see a refector? What a Noob.

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    Go and get a professional bike fit at an LBS... I see that you need a longer stem and shorter seatpost
    "Winners never quit. Quitters never win. But those who never win and never quit are idiots."

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    I play hard to want
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    Those spokes totally clash with your jshirt. And wear a helmet next time.
    It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black.

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