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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    Disc brake rotors

    Right now I have 6" rotors on my bike, and I was wondering what the difference between a 6" rotor and a 9" rotor is.

    Thanks

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    I too had 6" rotors on my bike.....

    I changed the front rotor only to an 8" setup (live in Florida.....not much downhill) and it made a huge difference in stopping power.....

    Just remember to order the proper mounts to move the caliper for the larger rotors.





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    what fork? some forks werent made to withstand the leverage that 8" rotors provide, and using one could cause failure in the dropouts, which you dont want.

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    right now I have an '05 Marzocchi Dirt Jam Comp, except in the next few months I plan on upgrading to a better fork.

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