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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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Hello and want help

    Hello everyone!

    I am new to this forum. I hope I will be sharing a lot of information over here.
    And also I hope I will be enjoying the time spent over here.

    I don't have a bike right now, but thinking of to go for it. Can any one help me on this.


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    Welcome to the forums. You'll find a TON of info here. Take a look at some of the other threads already started....there are about 6 on the first page alone asking "Which bike should I buy".

    You'll also get more constructive answers to your questions if you provide us with a little more information about the type of riding you intend to do, what size you are, and what your budget is.

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    MRMOOK is correct

    #1 type of riding you want to do ? kill the single track and make some lap records - ride a little slower but huck it off of everything you come across, or are you just a weekend warrior that will ride 2-3 times a month ,answer that and we can suggust a decent bike

    #2 how much can you spend on the bike ? a good hard tale from a lbs will run around 500-700, a decent FS can go from $1200-3000 new but if you know what to look for people post decent full suspentions on craigslist that are semi affordable,

    what ever you want to do make sure you get the right bike for the job and for you, settel for anything less and you will not be as happy as you could be
    live life like a bullet

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