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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  1. #1
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    Looking for a good but simple hardtail

    I am thinking about getting a simple hardtail such as a kona scab etc with boxtube style aluminum frame and Dj forks. I have been riding dirtbikes for a few year and have a bit of experience with dirtjumping. I am probably looking at spending $1000- $1500 cdn. What are some viable options for me?

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    There's too many to list....
    If you are new to that style of bikes, my suggestion is to find a shop that has bikes you can test ride. Even just rolling the bike in a parking lot should help you get some feel for the bike.

    you could also browse the Urban/DJ/Park section here.

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