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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    Completed a Century Ride yesterday on my Trek 3900!

    102 miles. Ride time = 8.18 min. Total time = 9:20 min. Avg Speed = 12.2mph. From my other post a few weeks back after my 75 mile ride, I was sure to take everyone's advice as I took a GU protein pack and hydrated with at least 1/2 a canister of fluid every hour on the hour. At the 50 mile mark yesterday, I ate two power bars for lunch. Nose was stuffy with allergies but didn't want to wait any longer to attempt the ride. The temperature was cool at 68 but very "breezy", felt like I was riding against the wind for 50 miles literally. Felt good at 50, tired at 60, but hit another good stride from 75-92 miles. I wasn't on a road bike either, just riding on my Trek 3900. Stoped to help another biker along the way, good karma.

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    Good on ya! I did a century once... that was enough times for me. And you did it on a MTB, and helped out another biker: that's pretty impressive.
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    Sweet! Excellent post. This should be in Passion too.........Great job! I've done centuries over the years on my off-dirt bike (no biggie) and my mtb. Good times..........Congrats!

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    Right on!
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    Nicely done! And I must recognize your exceptional taste in music
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    Congratulations!

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    Congrats. That is BA.

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    Congrats! That is awesome especially helping out another biker.

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