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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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! I'm Going Nutz! Please Can anyone help me!

    Hi,
    I'm a rookie and I'm looking to get the best deal i can for the money. I just stumped over witch bike to get out of these three at bikesdirect.com all three are almost the same price. I'm 6 foot / 240 lbs. The type of riding that i'll be doing is cross country, city roads and jumping off-of city curbs. The first bike that i was considering is http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...trail_ds08.htm
    The second bike is
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...tom_comp08.htm
    And the third bike is
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...om29pro_08.htm
    Again, I'm new to all this and i would really appreciate any ones help or opinion.


    THANK'S,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenji
    Hi,
    I'm a rookie and I'm looking to get the best deal i can for the money. I just stumped over witch bike to get out of these three at bikesdirect.com all three are almost the same price. I'm 6 foot / 240 lbs. The type of riding that i'll be doing is cross country, city roads and jumping off-of city curbs. The first bike that i was considering is http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...trail_ds08.htm
    The second bike is
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...tom_comp08.htm
    And the third bike is
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...om29pro_08.htm
    Again, I'm new to all this and i would really appreciate any ones help or opinion.
    THANK'S,
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    Which ones have you ridden and what are your feelings on them so far?
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    those links don't work, for me at least. what are the bikes?

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