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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Thread: I love my BIKE!

  1. #1
    mtbr member
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    Apr 2007

    ... and if we just ... I love my BIKE!

    I have a haro escape 2007 that I bought on my birthday, and I have really grown to love my bike. I lube it often, take it to the LBS for a tune up when somethings funny. After homework, Ill just ride up and down my street for a few minutes. Im pretty hooked on mountain biking!

    btw I bike every saturday unless the weather is crappy. I bike at Alum Rock Park in San Jose and my goal is to get to the top of a trail without getting off. Im improving, last week I only had to get off my bike once to rest. When I can conquer this trail without effort, then I will be exploring different trails out yonder.

  2. #2
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    May 2006
    You could try other trails, before you clean the first one. You might learn faster, with some variety.

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