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 fork, new wheels, or change hub

    bought a 20mm thru axle fork and 9mm qr wheels, crap.

    had no clue what a thru axle was until today, whats the best solution?

    new fork, new wheel, or just get a new hub for the wheel?

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    What kind of hub is it? Is it convertible?
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    naw, its just a cheap set

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    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but chances are, if you get a different hub, the flanges could be a different height and your spokes won't be the right length.
    If you get lucky and the flange height is the same as a Hope hub, you could swap in the Hope and convert it to any axle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NYrr496 View Post
    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but chances are, if you get a different hub, the flanges could be a different height and your spokes won't be the right length.
    If you get lucky and the flange height is the same as a Hope hub, you could swap in the Hope and convert it to any axle.
    I wish I had this info 2 years ago when I bought not compatible hub. Money wasted...

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    damn, thanks, ill look for another wheelset

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    What fork is it. You can get a different lower set for 125 or so for some forks.

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    Re: new fork, new wheels, or change hub

    Don't change the fork. Either get a new wheel or have your LBS build you a new wheel with an upgraded hub and spokes.
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    Re: new fork, new wheels, or change hub

    Why don't you sell one or the other and replace it with one that works? Or get new lowers for your fork.

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    My advice is to buy a new wheel and make sure you use a hub that can convert easily between standards since most new forks have adopted the 15mm thru axel. I believe both Hopes and Chris Kings do.
    If you're really honest about it, they're all "cheater lines".

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