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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    Howdy, MTBR newbie here.... Cyclist all my life, wanted to say HI!

    Hello There,
    New to this site, but spent a lifetime buying, building, riding, all kinds of bikes. MTB, to BMX, I even ride Thumpers (I'm OnThumpertalk too) and I run a store on E-bay called Cycle24-7.....
    My main passion is Vintage MTB & BMX..... I also love modern MTB, but I really like vintage..... Lookin' forward to trolling in this site now! Say hello if you get a chance.

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    Sounds like you have had a great time so far cycling/generally messing around with bikes of various types.

    Welcome to this forum, and long may you continue to enjoy two wheels!

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    Hi there, thanks! I will, love bikes! Take care...

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