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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    Cool-blue Rhythm Biking in snow, Fort McMurray Alberta (56K no no))

    Hi, I live in Fort McMurray, the outer limit of human civilization. We got 40 centimeters of snow in the past 48 hours. Guess what I decided to do? Grabbed my bike and hit the road.

    The bike is an almost stock Specialized Rocksopper SL Comp. I just installed a pair of Kenda Nevegals (26, 2.1) earlier today. Biking in snow was lots of fun especially in places with less than 5-8 cm of snow. I took a few pictures I hope you enjoy







    Foggy pictures at the end are due to the foggy camera in humid underground garage.
    Last edited by yowtf; 04-10-2010 at 11:17 PM.

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    No good in rock gardens..
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    Too cold for me mate, I hate winter!
    My Cannondale Lefty keeps failing....

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    cool pics. I've thought about moving there for work, but now maybe not, ha

    Matt

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