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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    just bought a new bike

    ok I just bought a new 26in. mongoose full suspension xr-comp bike and i'm wondering why my pedals creak a little bit. is it cause they are new?
    Specialized hardrock sport 29er Disk
    givin to me. 26in. next brand hardtail

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    Try removing the pedals and greasing the threads... should quiet things up.

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    yep that should work, what kind of pedals are they?
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    Mongoose Alloy platform
    Specialized hardrock sport 29er Disk
    givin to me. 26in. next brand hardtail

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