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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Thread: Frame Switch

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    4od is offline
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    Frame Switch

    I just scored a heavily upgraded Jamis Dragon Pro for 500 beans, and i was thinking of switching out the jamis frame for a 2003 s-works enduro. I was wondering if the combination of an all-mountain frame and x-country fork (f80 rl) would mess up the geometry or something.


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    They did sell an Enduro model that year with a 100mm fork, but I'm still not sure 80mm would feel very good. It will steepen the frame angles and quicken the steering. The head angle will probably end up closer to 72deg, which is definitely not "all mountain" anymore

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