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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    how do you fix frozzen up shocks

    hi i have a 2009 apollo summit that has 2010 apollo forks and after a day of hard riding the shocks are freezing up and i just wondered if any of you have eny ideas why this is

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    Stiction. Especially if dirt works its way past the seals, although this doesn't necessarily need to happen. More expensive forks frequently use an oil bath so that slick, low-viscosity oil can be used to lubricate the stanchions. I'm willing to bet yours either has grease or nothing at all.

    You might be able to improve things by rebuilding the fork and greasing the heck out of the stanchions. But it probably won't help much.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    ok thanks for that

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