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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Thread: MTB Skills

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    Mar 2010

    MTB Skills

    Is there anywhere in the NYC/Queens area, or a 1-3 hour driving distance from NYC that offers mtb classes?

    I'm looking to up my skills and while I watch vids and such online to have someone stand there and say hey your doing this when you should be doing this would be much better.

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    Sep 2009
    You might get more responses from the New York forum:


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