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 mahuna 29er vs specialized hardrock29er

    well the title says it all. i have recentyl been hooked on mountain bike. i went out and purchased a Diamondback Response and im now looking to upgrade as i notice the poor components of the Diamondback. I am a noob so help me people

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    the only thing wrong is the components are crappy?First start saving up some money, so you can buy a new bike. Then I would ride the diamondback until you feel it is holding you back or you broke it; then buy a new bike. Why fix something that isn't broken????
    A person who never made a mistake,
    never tried anything new..... Albert Einstein

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