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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    Found this fs bike in the paper today ,

    I posted here a week or so ago and got alot of good help.
    I have found this in the paper today would like to know if it would be worth the two hour drive to go look at it ??
    Not trying to be cheap but would get me on a FS bike alot faster for the money !


    Motobecane 500DS Full Suspension Mountain Bike

    They want 400.00$$ for it . Would this be a good buy for a FS bike ??

    Frame Oversized Bearing Pivot, Custom Formed TIG Welded 7005 Aluminum Front and Rear Triangle
    Fork Rockshox Dart1 Long Travel Adjustable Suspension with Hydraulic damping
    Rear Shock KS260 Adjustable CoilOver
    Crankset TruVativ ISOFLOW 22/32/44T
    Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge Unit
    Pedals Dual Steel/Resin Beartrap
    Front Derailleur Shimano FDMC21
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Altus UPGRADED TO DEORE 8 Speed (24 total gears)
    Shifters Shimano CIDeck PLUS 8 Speed Trigger Shifters (24 total gears)
    Cassette Shimano HG 12-28T 8 speed (24 total gears)
    Chain KMC 8 Spd Narrow
    Hubs Skye Black Finished Disc Compatible w/Q.R.
    Spokes Stainless Steel
    Rims WeinMann SP17 double wall 6061 T6 aluminum
    Tires WTB Velociraptor FR/RR 26x2.1
    Brakes Tektro Forged Aluminum Disc Brakes with 160mm rotors
    Brake Levers Shimano STEF50-8R
    Headset Cane Creek VP A42E Threadless 1.125 inch sealed bearing
    Handlebar Skye 20 rise
    Stem Skye Forged Aluminum Threadless
    Tape/Grip WTB Double Density Black
    Saddle WTB Speed V with LoveChannel
    Seat Post Skye Aluminum alloy MicroAdjust
    Seat Clamp Alloy Q.R.
    Sizes Small fits up to 5'8", Medium fits up to 6', Large fits 6'1 and taller
    Colors Blue / Polished Rear Triangle

    Thanks to any and all help on this!! Being new to all this again not sure about all the parts ?? or if it is a good buy or not.
    Goose

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    live life like a bullet
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    those bikes sell for $460 brand new. so $400 used isnt a very good deal. either buy the bike new from http://bikesdirect.com/products/mountain_bikes.htm or ask the seller to come down in price. if the bike is in good shape maybe offer $250-300 for it.

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    Thanks !! looks like I will keep saving !!

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