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 here. Tire Question. Looking for 26x1.5 slick with red in it? Any ideas?

    Usually do XC but have a tendancy to hit the streets. Just looking for a nice street wheel with a bit of red in it.

    Thanks

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    Go to your local bike shop and ask if you can browse their QBP catalog. Then see if you can find anything that meets your criteria. Nothing off the top of my head fits both size and color requirements of yours.
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    There aren't a whole lot of tires available in that size that have any colors at all, but I've seen a few:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/26X1-3-8-COLOR-W...-/190381588638
    http://www.ioffer.com/i/ALL-RED-26-x...TIRES-73831311
    http://www.makaibikes.com/products/S...orch-Tire.html

    In 700c there are a lot more options for colors, but you would have to buy new wheelsets and make sure your bike has the clearence to run those. Brake modifications might also be necessary.

    And if you're looking at mtn bike knobbies there are a few check out panaracer xc fire, they are nicely colored and have good reviews.

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