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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    Mountain bike terms

    Go easy on me!

    Can somebody tell me what a "pump track" is? And what is a "manual"?

    Is it the process of clearing an obstacle such as a log?

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    Thanks.

    Why use google though, when l can ask on here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotusdriver View Post
    Thanks.

    Why use google though, when l can ask on here!
    Just in case you need to find some porn (other than bike porn).

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    haha OK!

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    You just may get porn if you do a search for "pump track". Probably something to do with trains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shakester View Post
    You just may get porn if you do a search for "pump track". Probably something to do with trains.
    Mountain bikers who don't road ride have no legs...
    Road riders who don't mountain bike have no soul...

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