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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    New forge or old trek

    I"ve got a trek 6000 that I bought when I was in college in 99. It rides fine, but I'm looking to start getting a little more aggressive with my riding. Would it be worth picking up a Forge 5xx or just tuning up the old trek? The trek has the canti brakes and rapid fire shifters. Rock Shox Jett forks. I'm super new to the scene and want to start out right with what is at hand.

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    no advice?

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    get the Trek tuned up and ride!
    Arron
    2010 Felt - New Belgium Fat Tire Cruiser!!!
    2007 Kona Cinder Cone
    1996 Trek 930 commuter

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    yea save money and ride the trek till it dies! and then buy something better than the forge with the money you have been saving up

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    agreed. ride that bike til it falls apart.

    seriously though, thats not a bad starting point/frame.
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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