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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  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    New guy back in the saddle

    Been lurking around here for awhile now. Figured I would post.
    I rode some trails and races with my dad a few years ago and lately I have been feeling the urge to get back out there, luckily my dad was selling one his bikes so I snagged it up, rode it a few times back then, so it holds a special place in my heart, hah. Pretty old, but it does the job I think. Only took it out once since i picked it up, but hope to get out there at least once a week (hard to work around my school/work).
    Here she is:

    Need to get out there before the week is up.

  2. #2
    pronounced may-duh
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    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Cool a Mantra. If you get serious again I bet you will want to upgrade to a new bike with all the new technology like disc brakes and forks that really work. If you do either hold on to your mantra as a memento of your past or visit the retro forum to find out what shes worth. Some of those vintage bikes are worth good money. Looks like you have the original mission control bars and stem.

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