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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    Kona Koa 2002ish

    Hi, I got a guy selling a Kona Koa approx. 2002 model, for $75. The bike needs a little work, shocks are bad. Is this worth picking up to restore.

    I'm very much a beginner and currently ride a rigid older Trek 820. It's more of a commuter, but I really want start riding some of the local trails.


    Thanks in advance guys.

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    If the shock is bad, then the bike is bad. The suspension is the most expensive part of the bike.

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    Thanks...I also just realized that its listed as a 16" frame. I'm 5-11, so, if i'm not mistaken that's approx. a med. sized and I need a Lg.

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