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: Carrera Bikes

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    Carrera Bikes

    hi all

    total noob and i wanan get into mountain biking this summer..and i need some info. ive been doing some research on bikes for the past couple of days now...i need a entry lvl bike and lookin to spend 300-500$ish on a bike. ive been reading up on bike x and y and z and so forth..but someone mention Carrera Fury so i decided to look it up. the more i read up on it..the better i like it..but it seems like Carrera is a UK based maker and not alot of US bike shops carry this brand. i was wondering if u guys know that it is indeed true that US market doesnt carry this brand? if so, do u guys think its wise if i order one online or just forget about the Fury in general. Do u guys know any bikes similar to this one?

    im also looking at the kano firemountain...any opinions on that one? or just pt me to a general direction of bikes.....

    everything seems soo overwhelming.....

    btw..i live in south western wisconsin....and im willing to drive some hrs to find that special bike for moi (if anyone cares)


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    My first advice is to test ride before you buy. I'm leery of buying one site unseen. When I purchased my first one it was after trying several brands to see what I liked/disliked about each one. This allowed me to make the best decision based on the knowledge I had gained in the process. I still love and ride that bike today.

    Another helpful thing is to go and get to know some folks at the bike shops. A good vendor will get you started with the basics like fit, but not try to hard sell you anything.

    Don't let it overwhelm you. Get what you like and everyone else can get bent.
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    They are sold through Halfords in the UK as their own brand. I don't think they sell them anywhere else. It is a good bike for 550 pounds and the reviews I have read are positive. I think the frame is made by Merida.

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