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 Biking again

    Got back into mountain biking this week. My LBS had a sell on Trek & Cannondale bike so I picked up a Trail SL 4 29er. I ordered a set of crankbrothers candy pedals and shoes, lights, degreaser, chainlube and camelbak w/ multitool. I will use this bike for XC and commuting to work as well.

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    Re: Mountain Biking again

    sweet ride. Dont forgot a helmet

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    Thanks, I picked up a Cannondale Ryker helmet.

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    Welcome back!
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    Looks nice, have fun!
    I ride at night - see my tips for Night Cycling
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