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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    ... and if we just ... Help wit a new bike plz =)

    Hey
    well I am in desperate need of a new bike, from my old Jamis Durango SX (i cant remember how old but at least 3+ yrs) well i know i want a HT but i wouldnt mind a FS, i usually just biking around random trails not to aggressive but i sometimes hit some ruff terrain, and i am starting to look for some nice aggressive trails. So i was wonder what kind of bike i should get FS or HT, might go for a HT because i dont mind a less smooth ride, and i want to know some good bikes for max $800.

    THX

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    go HT for that price range. much better components and yeah just do a search on this. Check out the Giant XTC line up and pretty much every other company
    "Never mistake motion for action."

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    i was checking out a 2007 Iron Horse Sachem 3.0 but there arent any reviews for it and well there is the usually issue about Iron Horse being on the heavy side which i dont mind... because i see it as helping me gain endurance

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    Definently go hardtail. I dont know how new you are to the mtn bike game but if you feel pretty comforatable check out this bike...

    http://www.ibexbikes.com/Bikes/TR-COMP-X7-Details.html

    cant find a better speced bike for the price....

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    nice thx spec4life that bike looks pretty good, and i have been biking for a bit but nothing hard core just roam around for the hell of it finding random trails, but i want to find actual aggressive trails now =D

    and Champman that XTC looks amazing and has gotten good reviews but its a in the thousands, which is out of my budget but thx none the less

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    damn it not only is IBEX out of stock for the 18" they aren't shipping to Canada right now... so i gota find a place that hopefully sells it then pay retail so then it might be way out of my budget, so im still open to suggestions
    Last edited by WolfInExile; 08-04-2008 at 12:56 AM.

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    Not sure what XTC you were lookin at but... http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/...in/1265/29356/
    "Never mistake motion for action."

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    Why don't you look at a Rockhopper Disc? It's in your price range for sure maybe cheaper if you get a sale. I got the comp disc for $748 from my local bike store, and I love it.
    http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=32233

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    You live in Canada and you didnt consider a great Canadian bike? I believe that Rocky Mountain has a few great entry level hard tails that are new for 2008.

    Check em out!

    http://bikes.com/main+en+01_101+XC_R...ID=1&SCATID=18

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    thx guys all these bikes look good so now the hard part is deciding what im goin to get =\

    so when i phone places these bikes are all $999.95+ just a bit out of my range but i think i can manage, so now its down to the Giant XTC 2, Specialized Rockhopper Comp Disc or the Rocky Mountain Trailhead

    so if you have any good feedback on these bikes feel free to tell me thx
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