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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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll View Post
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    (just kiddin' Nick - you are pretty)
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    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Re: MTBR Glossary

    What is EBB?
    What works for me may not work for you. What's best for you depends on many factors. We are different from each other.

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    Eccentric Bottom Bracket - offset BB that can be used to tension a chain, is the most common use. think of a cam

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    Get connected, to a similar link.

    Bikes,parts & gear "Slang Terms"
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    BRAAP(>)/ (*)
    ************^^^^^^^Rock Garden

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    Helpful thread for noobs like me.

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