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.
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    Change the cassette

    Hi Everyone,

    I'm running out of gears going up hills and think I need to change the cassette - currently have an SRAM 850 11-32, looking to change it to a 34.
    Can this be done without having to change anything else?

    Thanks
    Mike

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    you'll probably need an extra chain link - this might not be a bad time to replace your chain anyway. You will probably need to adjust your derailleur as well. Overall a pretty painless swap though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joules
    you'll probably need an extra chain link - this might not be a bad time to replace your chain anyway. You will probably need to adjust your derailleur as well. Overall a pretty painless swap though.
    Hey Joules
    Thanks for your input, I confirmed it with my lbs and they said the same thing.

    Thanks again
    Mike

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