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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    very helpful thank you

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    thanks very informative

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    haha nice

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    Nice!

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    Awesome write up!

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    Ahhh! That helps a ton. There's been a few I've been wondering about.

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    Thanks for this post! I big help to a new MTBR member.

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    thank you, very usefull

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    Now i actually understand some of this mountain bike talk .

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    great useful info, thanks!

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    you forgot lol: laughing out loud

    JK: just kidding

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    Hello, how are you?

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    bookmarked

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    Awesome, very good glossary. TY so much and GBU (God bless You).
    maybe add: (bcoz I dont see these on the list)

    Granny - refer to small chainring.
    Bashguard -- usually replacing big chainring to protect the drivetrain.
    Shim -- not sure how to describe it though, need help on this.
    missinglink/ master link -- a chain link that can be detach without tool. (maybe someone has better wording?)
    Dropper post --- adjustable seatpost, could be mechanical like Gravity Dropper or Hydrolic like Reverb.
    WTF -- (when you are about to fall).

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    a bit more:
    HAB --- hike a bike, when you r out of gas, you push your bike up.
    Sandbagger --- a rider who said he is a beginner, but actually rips.
    Speedy Gonzales --- my bike's name...hehehe..

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    I read this 4 months ago and didn't know what most of it meant. It was nice to come back after some time to read it again and actually understand quite a bit of it now. Great post.

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    Awesome! Thanks I needed that info.

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    nice

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    Very useful thanks

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    Nice resource to check out when I am unsure what people are talking about.

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    Yard Sale,
    like when you roll up on a buddy that just crashed and his stuff is littering the trail, You say whats up man you throwing a yard sale?

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    super useful. thank you

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    Thats quite helpful

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    Ty!

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    Great! Thank you so much for all that effort!

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