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 Mongoose Blackcomb-Update

    I took it out to an actual mountain bike trail, and it worked great. I love the bike. Its great for losing weight, (What I need).

    But my front tire is out of its round. How do I go about fixing?

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    One suggestion

    Quote Originally Posted by Noob@Mongoose
    But my front tire is out of its round. How do I go about fixing?
    Deflate then re-inflate the tire a couple of times. If this doesn't help, your rim is probably out of true and you'll need to have your LBS true it.

    Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Call_me_Clyde
    Deflate then re-inflate the tire a couple of times. If this doesn't help, your rim is probably out of true and you'll need to have your LBS true it.

    Bob

    Its not the tire. It was the rim. My dad had a spoke wrench, and he fixed it. He used to work with bikes back in Russia, so he can do alot of the things a LBS can do, but for free.

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