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 picked up a Diamondback mission III.... needs a lil work. help.

    I fell in love the minute i rode it. 2009 post recall frame mission III.

    I've been doing aggressive mt. biking for a few months now and wanted a bike i can tinker with.

    I got it for a song because the brakes need work and the front fork is dead. Right now it's a Manitou Nixon TSP+. Bike shop said parts will be hard to find, so i might just replace the whole unit. What would everyone here recommend?

    It's got 130-160 of adjustable travel and i want to keep that amount.

    Rear shock is in good condition, but i want something that has pro-pedal.

    Don't mind used parts, just need help.

    I'm a n00b, but love to learn, tinker and build things myself.

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    assistance would be great.

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    It would help if you told us what kind of riding you want to do and what your budget is .Read the reviews here ,talk to riders in your area .

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangeriderdave View Post
    It would help if you told us what kind of riding you want to do and what your budget is .Read the reviews here ,talk to riders in your area .
    i do pretty much of everything. climbs, downhill and everything in between.

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