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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    First bike along with my first ride!

    Hey everyone!

    So after visiting my LBS and a fair amount of research I decided that my first bike would be the 'Giant Trance 29er 1'... and let me tell ya.. It is a lot of bike lol.. I love it!

    I picked it up today and I immediately went for my first ride ... and then it hit me.. I SUCK at mountain biking.. I mean.. im sooo bad.. when I'm trying to climb over rocks n roots my pedals are getting hit and my brand new baby is taking a beating.. I cannot wait to go back out and get better.

    just want to say thanks everybody for getting my hooked to biking!

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    Ha ha, congrats. We all suck at one point, just keep at it

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    First bike along with my first ride!

    there are a bunch of youtube videos that show basic technique.

    i watched several over and over and then try to implement them.

    find, watch and do... i am trying

    once of my favs - level pedals, heals down and hang on - lol

    good luck and have a great time.

    joel


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    Quote Originally Posted by JAvendan View Post
    there are a bunch of youtube videos that show basic technique.

    i watched several over and over and then try to implement them.

    find, watch and do... i am trying

    once of my favs - level pedals, heals down and hang on - lol

    good luck and have a great time.

    joel


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    Good call!

    Here's a link to get you started.
    http://forums.mtbr.com/groups/t-w-o-...1/#gmessage741

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    Thanks for all the tips!

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