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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    Heels Up, Flat, or Down?

    I've tried looking up some youtube videos on proper pedaling technique, but all of them seem to be discussing the actual rotation of the pedals, not the optimal position of the feet on the pedal, as well as the position of the heel while pedaling on a flat surface. Could somebody point me to a video that covers this, or could answer my question? Thanks!

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    Flat usually- when you want to brake hard, you would drop your heels down when you shift your weight back.
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    If you haven't seen this one...check it out...it's road cycling oriented but it all relates the same.




    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjdSJ-YrCcM
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    Thank you guys. Helpful feedback

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