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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    New question here. Explain SRAM 2:1

    Can someone explain to me what exactly SRAM 2:1 line of components are? I'm aussuming that 2:1 shifters would need matching derailleurs? What does a 2:1 line give me over the standard say X9 parts?
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    SRAM makes 2:1 ratio shifters to work with shimano derailleurs. Shimano shifters and rear derailleures work on a 2:1 leverage ratio.
    SRAM's 1:1 components ( X series ) work with each other but are not shimano compatible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingleside
    SRAM makes 2:1 ratio shifters to work with shimano derailleurs. Shimano shifters and rear derailleures work on a 2:1 leverage ratio.
    SRAM's 1:1 components ( X series ) work with each other but are not shimano compatible.
    I thnk Ingleside has got you covered

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    Cool. Thanks Ingleside.
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