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. Help me with buying cranks

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  3. nvm cant get links to work -.-

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  4. Total noobie here!

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  5. Noob from SC

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  6. Is this bike worth it?

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  7. state of tubeless tires?

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  8. Suspension

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  9. Kool Stop MTB pads

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  10. Offset sea vs longer stem

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  11. Noob needing advice

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  12. When buying a new frame, do i need a new headset?

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  13. Roost guard over pressure suit

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  14. need new rear wheel suggestions

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  15. Controlling bike at higher speeds

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  16. Disc brakes make tons of noise and get glazed

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  17. Scott v Spec v Cannondale

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  18. Shimano PDM550 too loose

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  19. Hi folks new biker

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  20. Abbreviations on a Shimano chain

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  21. Model year? any ideas?

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  22. How to jump with an XC bike?

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  23. First time dealing with headset issues

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  24. Chain slap

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  25. looking for some tips

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  26. Bought a Jamis Trail X 3.0

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  27. Noob here again

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  28. 90mm front hubs?

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  29. Thank you and pic of new bike

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  30. Posting trail ride maps?

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  31. pushed my luck too far

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  32. Kona Wo brake change

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  33. Should I buy this?

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  34. What I learned

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  35. Best rims for the money

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  36. Finally....

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  37. Broken crank?

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  39. Bike build questions

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  40. spoke nipples

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  41. Topgun vs. Zoom fork

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  42. Constant pedal switching

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  43. Got my new bike

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  44. Beginner Bike for Gunnison, CO?

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  46. Need help with fork install on new bike assembly

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  49. Newbie needs advice

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  53. Building a full suspension mountain bike.

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  55. Help choosing Pedals?

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  56. New GT Timberline

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  57. Heavy Newbie needs advice

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  58. Advice for a Build

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  59. Was my trek 3500 worth it?

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  60. shopping for first bike

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