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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    Good job! first total screw up, in public!

    so right by a four way intersection by my house there's this rock wall with grass at the bottom! me being me i think "aaawwwww yeeeeaauh! so i get all the speed i can in about 12 feet of run and go for it! front wheel rolls off and then i tip so my gears catch the edge and BAM! head over handlebars 5 feet down. surprisingly i get up just fine! people that were watching at a red light kept yelling "**** yeah!!!!" and "BAD**S!!!" i was embarrassed until i got $52 total given to me for entertainment!!

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    You got paid for stacking! That's a first. Good work.
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    first total screw up, in public!

    That is awesome.

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    Re: first total screw up, in public!

    Seriously!? Maybe if I did that a little I could afford the next bike I want.

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    the key is "style", gotta have explosions behind you!

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