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 to repair a tubeless tire?

    I ride with tubless tires and they are great-I have hutchinson pythons and Im looking at maxxis now. My Q is simple:

    How do you repair a flat on a tubeless tire? I usually ride with a sealant fluid but what if I don't have any? I thought the logical way to fix it would be to patch the inside of the tire like you would the ouside if a tube.

    Any thoughts?

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    I carry a tube and just install it to fix the flat if the sealant doesn't work.

    I have fixed UST with a standard patch on the inside works fine.

    They also say just a squirt of superglue in to the hole also works.

    The problem with patching is finidng the dam hole, you have to pump it up and listen for the leak, or use a bubble test if you have enough water, then take the tire off repair it replace and then pump up again.

    I have had to go to 50 psi to get a leak to open up on a UST tire, so I could find it.

    It is just easier to pop in a tube, but I do carry a patch kit as well.

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