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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    My $75 bike. Giant xtc se2.

    Got this bike from a craigslist add today for 75 bucks. Anyone know what year it is?

    My  bike.  Giant xtc se2.-b1b15c69-0a94-4662-a561-316573c83d30.jpg

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    fork upgrade


    Thanks for the info. one know what and where i can look for a good cheap front fork?
    This one is a little worn.

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    My $75 bike. Giant xtc se2.

    eBay


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    There's something about those long grueling climbs that gets my front end all stiff... And I'm not talking about lockout...

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    I'm in a similar spot and I'm finding craigslist really helpful. I'm actually going to pick up a fork tomorrow if everything works out.

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