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.
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    My new Ultralight hard tail!

    Easton Ultra-lite frame, Full XTR throughout.

    Rock Shox SID Race front fork.

    Bought it all for $500.. Pretty excited. The guy said less than 50 miles on it. It's the lightest bike I've ever ridden..

    Haven't taken it on any trails yet, and it's my first (big boy) mountain bike.. I'll post how it handles as I find stuff out.

    I had to get 10 posts so the picture will be below.

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    Here he is;

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    Nice pick up! Even the older XTR is better than anything you would get on any new bike in that price range. Enjoy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitmenOnlyInc View Post
    Nice pick up! Even the older XTR is better than anything you would get on any new bike in that price range. Enjoy!!
    Thanks! At first I really wanted a DH/FR bike.. but the sheer variety of trails in Southern Utah is amazing. So to start out, I need a good All Mountain that I can get conditioned and be comfortable on.

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    watch out for that exhaust pipe. I have heard of tires exploding due to being hit with exhaust from a car. It does not happen in 5 minutes, but on longer drive... Bang...
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    2003 KHS Alite 4000 26" Hardtail - XC, All mountain, blah blah blah.. I just ride.

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    Whoa.. Thanks for the warning. My car does put out some seriously high temp exhaust gases. Being a rotary and all. I'll strap it down different or get some protection for it. But I mostly use my car bike rack for small trips. To the shop and what not. I'll likely ride with someone else with a more practical vehicle.. X)

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    So...you go on posting about a bike called an Ultralite, with a light race fork, and light XTR parts, and say it's the lightest bike you've ever ridden...without saying how much it weighs.

    Tell us already; the suspense is awful!

    Awesome find, by the way.

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    There....Are... Four...Lights!

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    Nice bike

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    tell us the weight... haha very nice bike it has old components but are good

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    OH I've just noticed that you own an RX 8. That's a sweet car with an awesome engine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leejin View Post
    Whoa.. Thanks for the warning. My car does put out some seriously high temp exhaust gases. Being a rotary and all. I'll strap it down different or get some protection for it. But I mostly use my car bike rack for small trips. To the shop and what not. I'll likely ride with someone else with a more practical vehicle.. X)
    How else can you rack it? I just started riding and have a g35 so I'm worried about the pipe issue.

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    omfg, a fellow rotard using a bike rack, nice! i have a '04 winning blue color and use the saris bone bike rack coz i was concerned about the reach over the rear spoiler looks like it works out with yours. and yes, high temps on the exhausts but i'm not worried since my saris put it's out far back safely, not even the pedals/tires possibly touching the bumper. will put up a pic next time.

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    Congrats!

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