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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    got a new bike!

    Last Saturday I finally got a new bike. Its a 2005 Norco 125. It rides a LOT better than my old Trek 3900. I haven't hit the trails with it yet, cuz I've been busy. I really can't wait though. Although I love it, there's a few parts that I kinda wanna change sooner or later, except I only have $45 right now. This summer I think the things I'll change is : the fork to a Rockshox Recon 351 U-turn, tires to Kenda Nevegal's, and the handlebar to another one, because its like a weird BMX handlebar.
    Anyway, my friend has the same bike, but he's had it for a while and its pimped up with pikes and other nice parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alex923
    Last Saturday I finally got a new bike. Its a 2005 Norco 125. It rides a LOT better than my old Trek 3900. I haven't hit the trails with it yet, cuz I've been busy. I really can't wait though. Although I love it, there's a few parts that I kinda wanna change sooner or later, except I only have $45 right now. This summer I think the things I'll change is : the fork to a Rockshox Recon 351 U-turn, tires to Kenda Nevegal's, and the handlebar to another one, because its like a weird BMX handlebar.
    Anyway, my friend has the same bike, but he's had it for a while and its pimped up with pikes and other nice parts.
    Congratulations on your new bike. I think you've had a long search for a bike, I hope you really like your final decision...

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    Yep, it wwas a long process of researching, but I finally decided with all the helpful advice from people like you and others on MTBR And yes, I really feel the difference between riding a $500 bike, and a $1000 bike.

    Thank you to everyone who gave me helpful advice

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    Awsome, congratz on the cool new bike!!! Post some pic's, always cool.

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    Congrats on the new steed! Sounds like you're pretty happy with your purchase!

    I'd ride the current parts into the ground, assuming they're serviceable and not uncomfortable. The longer you wait, the more you'll have to spend on new bike bling, at least, that's my way of thinking.

    Anyway, congrats again! Like Dogonfr said, post them pics!

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    "I don't wanna die without any scars. So come on, let's do it before I lose my nerve" - Tyler Durden (Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk)

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