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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  1. #1
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    Was this a good deal?

    '07 Gary Fisher Paragon 29er w/ downgraded components in decent shape.

    Trek Gary Fisher Paragon 29er Mountain Bike 21" Frame | eBay

    $450 delivered.

    What do u guys think??

  2. #2
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    Re: Was this a good deal?

    I would pay $300 more and get something a lot newer with a much better fork and recent components.

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    Re: Was this a good deal?

    X2 on the spend the extra. Forks are crap. Rest of bike is decent enough, I have slx on my marlin.

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    Trek Marlin 29er

    Like It, Love It, Want Some More Of It!

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