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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    Mongoose Fireball

    I'm looking to buy a bike. I haven't ridden a bike since about 10 years ago. that was a BMX bike. I've never owned a mountain bike. I'm looking at a Mongoose Fireball. Anyone have any opinions on it or a similar bike? I'm looking for something bmx style for trail riding and light jumping.

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    i would go with a Dimondback or ironhorse. they are nice bikes and relyable

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    Any specific models?

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    Fireball Spec List

    ( I was gonna post this up it the other thread ...so others can contrast/compare to)

    Frame --Flat top tube technologies 6061 alloy dirt jump with replaceable hanger
    Fork --RST Launch T8, 100mm travel
    Crankset ----Truvativ Blaze forged alloy rims, 36T with bashguard
    Bottom Bracket --SRAM Howitzer XR external bearing
    Pedals --Mongoose alloy platform
    Front Derailleur --N/A
    Rear Derailleur --SRAM SX4
    Shifters --SRAM X4 trigger
    Freewheel --Shimano HG30 11-32T, 7 speed cassette
    Chain --KMC Z72
    Rims --Jalco DDZ alloy with wear indicator
    Tyres --20x2.3 Kenda K-905
    Front Hub --Formula Disc alloyQR 36h
    Rear Hub --Formula Disc alloy QR and freehub 36h
    Spokes --14G stainless
    Brake Set --Promax mechanical disc with 160mm rotor
    Brake Levers --Promax alloy with adjuster
    Handlebar --Mongoose alloy riser 31.8x30x685mm
    Stem --Mongoose alloy 31.8x50mm
    Grips --Mongoose Kraton rubber
    Headset --Steel 1 1/8" Ahead
    Saddle --Mongoose jump style
    Seat Post --Mongoose alloy with micro adjust clamp
    Seat Clamp --Promax QR
    Chain Tensioner --SRAM XR
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    i had a dimondback response they are nice

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    What is your price Range?

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    <$400

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    that is a great bike to get into jumping, if you can swing alittle extra $ i would say jump up to a mongoose ritual, they will be better in the long run, since you are more used to bmx the jumping style will feel good to you

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