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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    High Rise mtb stems?

    I'm looking to get a stem with a steeper rise for my bike and am struggling finding any online. An angle of 35+ degrees would be perfect to get my hands up a little bit. Any suggestions? I know Ritchey makes a 30 deg comp stem, but I'd like to know if there are any other options before pulling the trigger. 4 bolts is quite nice too...

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    Just put a Bontrager RL stem on my Fisher HKEK .... 40 degrees, 105mm.... Got it at my LBS

    They are out there....

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    Origin8 makes some nice inexpensive high rise stems available on e-bay/amazon.

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