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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    Bunny hop XXL bike?

    I have a Gt avalanche 3.0 disc XXL (6'4") And it's not as light as my uncles Avalnche LE,which I practiced bunny hopping with, but it seems almost impossible to lift the rear.

    Any big guys hAve advice? I'm only 187lbs, athletic. I'm just not used to a bike that fits me, I've alwYs used smaller bikes before reading these forums. ( frame siZe)

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    I don't think it's the bike unless you are 5'7", try pushing the handlebar forward while the front is up it will bring the rear up. Check out the sticky on bunny hop too.

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