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: Introduction

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    Didn't see a separate forum for intros, so thought I would post it here. Name is Lon, I live in central Arizona, 54 years old, started riding Mountain Bikes around 4 years ago, stopped a couple of years ago (had other things to do), have recently restarted riding due to the need to get my flabby @ss back into shape. Bike is a cheap Cannondale hardtail, but I may get a full suspension bike in a bit. I want to apologize in advance for asking stupid questions, as I am sure I will do just that.


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    Welcome Lon.
    Don't worry about the stupid questions, we ALL have stupid questions to ask.



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    Welcome mate!
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