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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    from hybrid to mtb

    Hi, I have bought a frame from ebay thinking is an mtb aluminium frame I built it, sids, mavic 26s etc and when I went to install the rear v brake I realized the bosses where higher than normal mtb frames. I run it with discs and the bike feels fine. Do you think it can stand up some upuse (not too much) like an mtb would? I usually ride easy to medium rides.Thanks.

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    Not enough information....

    Quote Originally Posted by Markleo View Post
    Hi, I have bought a frame from ebay thinking is an mtb aluminium frame I built it, sids, mavic 26s etc and when I went to install the rear v brake I realized the bosses where higher than normal mtb frames. I run it with discs and the bike feels fine. Do you think it can stand up some upuse (not too much) like an mtb would? I usually ride easy to medium rides.Thanks.
    But in general, I hybrid bike isn't built for mountain biking and I wouldn't suggest that you use it.

    What type of frame (mfg, model, etc) is it?
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    a british made

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken in KC View Post
    But in general, I hybrid bike isn't built for mountain biking and I wouldn't suggest that you use it.

    What type of frame (mfg, model, etc) is it?
    Claud Butler, made of alluminium and it sais Urban 300 model. Also it says its 18 inches. Thanks

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    From the manufacturers web site: "Cons... Not suited to severe off-road conditions, mountain tracks etc. Stick to well worn tracks and paths."

    Man, that was a tough 10 second internet search
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