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 guy needs help on choosing bike

    Hello:

    I am a beginner and narrowed down to the Rockrider 8.1 2012. Google shows that the component group is quite good for the price. But could not find anything on the frame. Test-riding doesn't help since this will be my first mountain bike.

    What do you guys think about the frame?

    Thanks for your help.
    Last edited by anga; 08-14-2013 at 12:55 AM.

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    4 days, 100+ views and no response!!
    Please jump in.

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    Questions like this gets asked all the time. I have never heard of that model before.
    Google finds
    Mountain Bikes Rockrider 8.1 2012 Mountain Bike, Grey

    Rockrider 8.1 Review (2013)

    It looks good. If your happy with the price an the shop. Then buy the bike. It is a good entry level AL frame.

    I suspect most people would never have heard of that model bike before. Maybe try a UK based forum.
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