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 to say Hey!

    Hi. I'm new to the forum and just wanted to say hello to everyone. I'm an old newb I guess. I rode BMX and Mountain until I was about 27. Skipped some years,a lot of years,and now I'm back on a bike. I just bought a Haro Flightline One,26in.,09 model or maybe 10. Planning on some upgrades. Bike is in great shape but needs some ups. Glad to be riding again and to be able to talk to you guys about bike stuff. Thx in advance for any help.

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