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 to build and ride.

    I got a free c-dale killer v from a buddy and started to build it.
    96 Cannondale Killer V900HT
    Headshok dd60
    Dirt Research bars
    Coda Headshok Stem
    Cheapy wheels and rear cassette.
    Cheap cup and cone Bottom Bracket.
    Shimano Deore LX front Deraileur
    Shimano Alivio m410 rear derailler
    Toe clip pedals
    Not sure what type of crank but higher quality than most other things.
    Tektro V brakes and levers
    Gripshift srt-800 shifters.
    Serfas s1 computer

    Things needed: Seat Post clamp for cannondale seat post

    I really wanna upgrade as I go but only when stuff breaks because of money of course.


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    Can't argue with free. Looks to be in really good shape for a 96 too!

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    just finished assembly and am going to remove reflectors and clean it up, maybe remove extra decals that dont belong

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    Looks like a fun ride...is that a blue anodized front brake on there? I'd replace the seat and maybe pick up some nice Avid brakes/levers on ebay, although Tektros aren't that bad.

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    I reckon y'all fixin to..
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    Yeah nice snag. Your friend must be cool enough. I have contemplated buying myself two bikes and having one for if and when I can get my friend to come ride with me.

    Dude, your place is thrashed. hahaha.
    "Good health is the slowest possible way one can die."

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    Thats almost one of the classic excuses for buying a new bike Gitchu~ -

    "Well then I'd have a spare so friends/you could go riding with me"

    Tis always nice to ride with friends, having a spare or two is great - something you'll come to see alot around here is "n+1 = ideal number of bikes to own"

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    lol ya thats my basement, I am building a shed, and converting a room into a garage, as well as doing an axle swap on my jeep, so all the mess goes into the basement till the projects are done. HAHA glad someone noticed.

    ya its a blue anodized in the front, like I said I gotta deal with whats on there for a while, except maybe the seat I will see

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