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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    Buying a 6 year old bike

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    According to Bikepedia that bike was $1649 new in 2007. 6 years of use really drops the price in my book. It has some good components and therefore the seller may over price it. I'm thinking no more then $500. There are just so many variables. Really need to check it out carefully for condition.

    PS Warranty frame claim makes me nervous.

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    I have the same problem, my bike is from 2008.

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