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.
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Thread: FS Help

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    FS Help

    My Raleigh has a rear shock with 2.25" of travel and I was wondering if that was considered soft or what?

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    The amount of travel has nothing to do with the softness of it, I'm not sure I understand your question fully.

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    I think the op is asking if the stroke of the shock effects the stiffness or softness of the suspension"travel". If so, the answer is no
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