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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    Dec 2007

    New question here. Grease aluminum post on my carbon bike?

    I heard of don't grease carbon posts but what if I have a carbon bike with an aluminum seat post. Should I grease post with anything.

    What type of products are safe for my post or because it's aluminum it doesn't matter?

    Please advise.


  2. #2
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    Jan 2007

    heck no!

    you don't want to use grease. your seatpost will always slip, that is, until your post absorbs all the grease and then becomes one with the carbon. you want to use a carbon compound. it's designed to use specifically with carbon & whatever other material you throw it's way. you should be able to find it at your LBS.
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