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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    New HardTail Size!!!

    Hello Guys, I finally made my mind and I am getting a Jamis Durango 1. I am 5.11 and weight 185lbs. Which one do you guys think will be a better size, 17 or 19?

    Thanks

    Leo

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    ^^^
    LOL. But, true.

    That said, I'd expect you'd be happier on the 19. Try them both.
    "Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." -Eddy Merckx

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    Thanks Guys!!!

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    how do you like the durango? thinking of getting 1 myself.

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    I just got the durango 2 (2010 mode) and I really like it.
    I am 6'0" and I have the 19" frame and it is perfect
    enjoy

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    nice choice. congrats and enjoy

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