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.
mtn. biking 101
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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  1. Newby: First Post

    Started by tmy23, 08-27-2014
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  2. New Bike-New Rider

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  3. head tube angle / advice

    Started by OleScottyC, 08-24-2014
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  4. does this make sense?

    Started by tomekkplk, 08-26-2014
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  5. crackset help noob

    Started by Justin Gillean, 08-25-2014
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  6. New fork has wobble

    Started by tomekkplk, 08-24-2014
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  7. just got my first bike

    Started by hawks, 08-18-2014
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  8. Using DuMonde Tech

    Started by nemesis256, 08-26-2014
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  9. Big boy needs bike

    Started by pt1171, 08-19-2014
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  10. Smile What shock fits my bike?

    Started by redaunt, 08-25-2014
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  11. New guy with a new toy

    Started by Thunderfan, 08-26-2014
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  12. Motobecane 650HT Worth It?

    Started by smccloud, 08-25-2014
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  13. Climbs - sit or stand?

    Started by shyamrox, 08-09-2014
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  14. Big Man beginner

    Started by BKdude, 08-10-2014
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  15. Second Bike, $2500CDN Budget

    Started by kootenay-kid, 08-24-2014
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  16. Giant vs. Scott vs. Cannondale

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  17. Good used starter bike?

    Started by South_of_Nowhere, 08-22-2014
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  18. We the people ... Manitou or Fox

    Started by TexasXC, 08-24-2014
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  19. Looking at this bike

    Started by T-Rob, 08-24-2014
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  20. 29er - Indoor Training

    Started by swanny297, 08-23-2014
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  21. My first real mountain bike

    Started by koolaid3246, 08-23-2014
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  22. What are the bolts for?

    Started by taprackbang, 08-23-2014
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  23. We the people ... Marin Bobcat 29er

    Started by jokaankit, 05-09-2014
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  24. Tire size vs. Tube size

    Started by shmtastic, 08-23-2014
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  25. Noob Helmet question

    Started by WNCGoater, 08-22-2014
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  26. how old of a bike is to old

    Started by TheMajorMTB, 08-20-2014
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  27. Trek rear rack question

    Started by Locoelectrician, 08-09-2014
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  28. It's all mental

    Started by dusadus, 08-20-2014
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  29. Trashed crank on my new Trek...

    Started by 307_29er, 08-14-2014
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  30. Parts for an old bike

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  31. New question here. Newbie Tire Pressure Pinch Flat issue

    Started by redaunt, 08-14-2014
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  32. Transporting Your Bike?

    Started by sheepdog25705, 08-19-2014
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  33. When is it too much.

    Started by Consci1, 08-18-2014
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  34. New to MTb, first bike concerns

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  35. Exposed upper headset bearing

    Started by AlpacaAndy, 08-19-2014
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  36. cassette help

    Started by bmac9269, 08-18-2014
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  37. Testing

    Started by velo99, 08-18-2014
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  38. Is it worth converting to SS?

    Started by rorywills, 08-19-2014
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  39. New question here. newer rider converting to 1x10?

    Started by bear99, 08-18-2014
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  40. Looking to pick up a new bike

    Started by T-Rob, 08-18-2014
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  41. When are dropper posts "needed"?

    Started by UFMatt, 08-10-2014
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  42. Good job! Need help in deciding!

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  43. me or the bike?

    Started by BadPeopleSkills, 08-18-2014
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  44. yet another noob

    Started by Moradiss, 08-17-2014
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  45. Super newbie derailleur question

    Started by Headyfresh, 08-16-2014
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  46. First 20 mile ride...

    Started by shawneeboy, 08-15-2014
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  47. No 9 speed rear mech with clutch?

    Started by matw, 08-16-2014
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  48. Suntour Epicon XC 2014

    Started by Maroof, 07-24-2014
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  49. New to MTB, first flat.

    Started by jberryhill1991, 08-16-2014
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  50. Giant downhill 2003

    Started by Rudolf Böhmer, 08-17-2014
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  51. New bar & grips

    Started by velo99, 08-16-2014
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  52. new to site and mountain bike

    Started by csanford, 08-17-2014
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  53. New to biking

    Started by twall06, 08-16-2014
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  54. First MTB - ready to go!

    Started by decotriumph, 08-16-2014
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  55. Hi all......new here.

    Started by KCJOE, 08-16-2014
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  56. Old man fitness question.

    Started by Sirguy, 08-14-2014
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  57. New Bike!

    Started by jimmy91, 08-12-2014
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  58. Boxer's Fracture-Type Pain

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  59. Drivetrain Upgrade Help

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  60. We the people ... Bike identification

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  61. my first ride

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