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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    Manitou minute expert

    So iv just bought myself a manitou minute expert 2012 100mm for 169.99 to replace a crappy suntour xcm which i feel isnt a bad price as im only just getting back into biking.
    Iv seen a few reports saying they are good for the price and manitou's quality control is better these days
    Any of you guys have any views or used these forks recently ?
    Last edited by gpax; 10-29-2012 at 04:08 PM.

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    Will be a completely new bike. Now would be a good time for a light set of wheels and tires.
    I have a Tower(29) Pro. The Absolute+ shim stack washers come in different thicknesses and diameters for compression damping tuning.

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    I have that fork on a hardtail single speed. I like it, I never feel like it's let me down or held me back.

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