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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    Clipless Adjustment

    No this isn't about going clipless, all ready did that! My questions is about how I should adjust them. I've been noticing on long runs between breaks my right toes starts to fall asleep. Not sure if it's a adjustment thing or a shoe thing but figured I'd asked before just randomly adjusting things. Thanks!

    Mike

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    Toes falling asleep could be a sign of the shoes being too tight or the cleat sitting right on a blood vessel (and stoping the flow).

    Try this - in order:

    1) Ride with the shoes more loose. Don't tighten them as much - if possible.
    2) Move the cleat back, more towards the heal. Go by 5mm steps.
    3) Consider replacing the shoes with a model that has a stiffer sole and is more roomy.
    "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit." - And I agree.

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