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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    Does anyone know about Dorado bikes ?

    I got this weird bike in a trade . Its a dorado 500 l it has 20" wheels half the parts are old bmx components but it looks like a mountain bike. 16" frame has old shimano em friction shifter and shimano skylark rear derailleur. No matter how much I research I cant find out anything about it.
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    I had a Dorado back 85 or 86 . It was bought from a motorcycle parts shop .I think they were imported by Rocky .It had 26" wheels . I broke the frame ,they replaced it for free. You should cross post in the vintage/ retro forum ,somebody might know something.

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