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, thanks

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    Whoa

    Thats a long glossary! Great to have handy!

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    very informative!

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    eMpTy BeeR

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    You just made my day!!!

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    Sweet. Now I'll be able to have a reference sheet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobboyle View Post
    I was going downhill on my specialized stumpjumer 29er and I heard a lound crack and no rear brake. I was very lucky.
    Turned out that the disc attachment screws sheared Mikes Bikes were surprised. Even broke some of the screw holes on the (hub)
    I brought it in to Mike's bikes and they said they would call the co. Wait and see. Freaky I live in a hilly area and I need a dependable brake/ Don't we all!!

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    I have learned a lot today by lurking around and reading this forum. Thanks so much !

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    Quote Originally Posted by donedealin View Post
    I have learned a lot today by lurking around and reading this forum. Thanks so much !
    Me, too.

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    Thanks for the info!

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    glossary has come in handy for the bike terms. im half tempted to print it out so i dont have to keep referencing it when i run across an abbreviation in a thread.

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    thanks!

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    letters make sense now.
    thanks!

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    Great idea for us newbies thanks!

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    nice write-up

    great info for us noobs

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    Great info. Thanks!

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    nice list, i was a little lost reading a lot of the posts

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    Thank you! Zip ties is my favorite tip

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    Awesome. Thanks!

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    Nice.

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    very helpful list!

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    Nice list!

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    Thanks, I needed that!

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