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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    bookmarked. thank you.

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    Thank you so much for this. I was having a devil of a time making sense of some threads because of all the abbreviations and acronyms...

    This helps!

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    Thanks, great info

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    MTB Slang Terms

    Here's a list of things you might hear on the trail

    some funny's

    MTB slang dictionary terms

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    Last edited by gnewcomer; 09-13-2012 at 07:55 PM. Reason: hit enter too quick ?

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    very informative since I am new here, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koin View Post
    Awesome post. Will make my time searching the forums much more comprehensible. Thanks!
    Big BIG times two. This is an excellent thread.
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    Very Helpful!

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    EBB- Eccentric Bottom Bracket: used on some singlespeeds for chain tensioning. It consists of an oversized shell and offset insert that the bb threads into...
    Gears give me headaches

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    Thanks, some of these posts are hard to decipher without this.

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    Ha and here i thought MTBR - meant Mountain Bike Racing - Tch Tch!

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    thx

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    I knew about 3/5 of the technical ones, and most of the chat ones, but I kept seeing lbs and wondering how weight figured into those conversations.

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    Im new here, found this really helpful. Thanks!!

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    thanks

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    Definition Single Track

    Looking at a single track bike on CL, waiting to hear from owner. What is a single track? If that means 1 sprocket fr and rr, can I add more sprockets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vabuckaroo View Post
    Looking at a single track bike on CL, waiting to hear from owner. What is a single track? If that means 1 sprocket fr and rr, can I add more sprockets?
    Single track usually refer as a tight biking trail that only allow for 1 bike wide and goes along in the forest/mountains.

    Single speed bikes are usually regular bikes with only a single cog and spacers or a freewheel. Depending on the drop-out, you may or may not use a derailleur, which means you might not be able to run multiple gears.
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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Wow lots of terms I didn't know lol

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    This answered a lot of questions I had on the different kinds of bikes

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    This is awesome. Thanks.

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    I'm astonished that I knew most of those...

    /is not out of touch!

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    Thanks for posting

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    wow!

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    helped with some confusing terms!

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    Thank you. Very helpful

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    Should be useful!
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