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
    Just Ride !
    Reputation: C.M.S's Avatar
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    Aug 2009

    Headset spacer Q

    I have chris king head sets , is it important to get chris king spacers or can i just get something like Hope or something a bit cheaper than king ?

  2. #2
    Former Bike Wrench
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    Jan 2007
    You can use other manufacturer's spacers...though the more precise the better (which I'm sure Hope spacers are the equal of King)

  3. #3
    blog hogs
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    Feb 2010
    I run fly racing carbon spacers with mine.No problems
    Ignore them till they go away.It's corporate policy.

  4. #4
    Just Ride.
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    Apr 2007
    any disadvantage to carbon spacers?

  5. #5
    mtbr member
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    Jun 2009
    Quote Originally Posted by M.A.X
    any disadvantage to carbon spacers?
    advantage: weight
    disadvantage: cost

    Wonder if I can get a carbon fiber tube from McMaster and cut it to length for my spacers...

  6. #6
    Disgruntled Peccary
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    Aug 2009
    If you have a bandsaw, that'd be cake

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