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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    Cool-blue Rhythm Kona NuNu vs. Felt Q620

    I'm looking to make my first mountain bike purchase within the next 2 weeks, and I'm down to these two bikes. I'd have to order either bike I decide on. The Kona is a 2011 and I wouldn't be able to get it until early September, and the Felt is a 2010 and I could get within a couple of days. I plan on using the bike to ride to school, but also to hit the trails whenever I can. They are at different LBS', the Kona will run me around $675 and the Felt around $625. Any insight would be greatly appreciated, as well as suggestions.

    http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=nunu


    http://www.feltbicycles.com/USA/2010...ries/Q620.aspx

    Thanks
    Last edited by Will728; 08-18-2010 at 05:39 PM.

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    The Q620 was a great seller this year, and has a little better parts mix, I think. If they'll discount it (the 2011's are already out at some dealers) I'd go with that one

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