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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    Devinci Coyote & 1.5 headset

    For a 2005 Devinci Coyote ht. is it possible to swap out to a 1.5 head set ,the head
    tube is massive.The oem fork is a crappy sr sutour ,looking to put a sherman firefly on,
    if possible. Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by D2FITTY
    For a 2005 Devinci Coyote ht. is it possible to swap out to a 1.5 head set ,the head
    tube is massive.The oem fork is a crappy sr sutour ,looking to put a sherman firefly on,
    if possible. Any thoughts?

    Nope, the coyote headtube is a 1-1/8, a 1.5 headset will not fit.

    There are plenty of very good 1-1/8 replacement forks out there for you to upgrade to. What is it you do not like about the oem fork exactly and we might be able to guide you in the correct direction.

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    Well... where to start.The fork must have leaked oil some where along the way,the springs are squeakin,and rubber from the seals is sticking to the sanctions.
    Really looking for a little more beef,starting some dj, and fr. Maybe a little more travel
    as well,say 120-130mm.Thoughts?
    Tks for the Guidance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D2FITTY
    Well... where to start.The fork must have leaked oil some where along the way,the springs are squeakin,and rubber from the seals is sticking to the sanctions.
    Really looking for a little more beef,starting some dj, and fr. Maybe a little more travel
    as well,say 120-130mm.Thoughts?
    Tks for the Guidance.

    I would be really cautious about adding longer travel to that frame. It currently has a head angle of 69 with a 100mm fork. A longer fork is going to slack it out even more, making the steering very sluggish. Also using this frame for DJ and even mild FR might result in a serious failure of the frame.

    Look around for a good deal on a Marzocchi DJ series or something along those lines, but also consider saving $$$ and purchase a new ride in the future that will be more suitable for DJ/FR if that is the direction you want to take your riding in.

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