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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    Chainring bashguard sort of thingy?

    Hey!!!

    So i've been noticing that I keep shedding skin/jeans through snagging on my biggest front ring. Is there some sort of cheap plastic shield thingy I could buy to protect my legs/clothes?

    I've seen bash-guards but those seem to be more for the protection of the chainring itself. Not to mention they are ridiculously expensive

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    I always use something like this, it's not what you asked about, but works great!


    Leg strap pants protector thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamfisT
    I always use something like this, it's not what you asked about, but works great!


    Leg strap pants protector thing

    This will take care of the jeans.. but NOT the skin

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    http://www.bikesomewhere.com/bikesom...282/4969/28462



    Now, seriously: You can find lightweight and thin plastic guards on some cruiser bikes. But those guards do break on the trail. Usually just they cannot even withstand the usual sticks and stones flying up from the trail. Any impact shatters them.

    That is why no serious MTB shop sells them and no serious rider uses them.
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    Easiest solution, roll up your pant legs. And BBG makes some super cheaper bash guards with great warranties.

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