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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    Color-Changing Bell Influx

    i liked this thing black, but i couldn't help customizing it slightly.
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    lol O_o how'd ya do that?

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    I hope you don't want it to protect your head anymore....

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    That's cool!

    How did you get the paint on to it without the paint eating into the polystyrene?

    What kind of prep did you have to do?
    Not that all teenagers are evil mind, just most of them.

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    first i tested the 'paint' on a small section of foam in the back of the helmet. it had no effect. it's formulated for use on plastic model cars, so i figured there was a good chance it was safe. i did absolutely no prep beyond wiping the dust off.

    the product is called Spaz Stix.
    i dont' recommend doing it.
    i want the only one.
    :P

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    You a panel beater/ spray painter?
    Not that all teenagers are evil mind, just most of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gumbymark
    You a panel beater/ spray painter?
    dunno what that is.

    i halfway expected the helmet to dissolve into a puddle of goo. when it didn't, i was pleasantly thrilled. they have a bunch of different colors and the Metallic Chrome is the best i've seen. i'm tempted to get a couple more helmets to play with.


    but.
    it probably makes the helmet worthless from a safety standpoint so, please, NOBODY try this!!!!
    i'm serious.
    really... i am.


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    Can't wait for you to have to actually use that thing, it'ss probably brittler than grandmas peanut brittle.

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