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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    knowing what size parts to buy

    hello all! thanks for thinking about helping a newb out. that said, i have a monocog 29er that i am getting into the sport on and loving it! although it needs some tlc like a new headset and bb, however more importantly i cracked my seatpost clamp tightening it today. I want to replace this but i am wondering if their are different diameter clamps or some that wont fit and i dont want to get the wrong part? im looking on dans comp/ jensens what size should i get? thanks a bunch!

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    Look on your old clamp....

    usually the size is imprinted on the underside of the clamp body. Otherwise your second and third options, and the best ones if you don't still have the old clamp or it doesn't have the size stamped on it, is to call Redline at redline@seattlebikesupply.com and ask them. Or borrow a caliper and measure the top of the seat tube of the bike. If you meausre simply get the size that is closest, but not smaller than your measurement.

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    thanks!

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