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 Member =]

    Hello everyone, im kind of new to mountain biking although I have owned many...

    This summer I'm working on a 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper....we've had it forever and decided to fix it up this summer....


    Just thought i'd say hello and introduce myself..=]
    -t

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    lets see the bike

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    I have yet to take pictures..
    as soon as my darn camera decides to start working...

    i'm prety sure its around 1984...thats what my dad guessed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrett1478
    lets see the bike
    X2. Don't spend too much money on an old bike if you really want to hit the dirt with it...technology has come a LOOONG way.
    Last edited by Natedogz; 06-23-2008 at 06:37 PM.
    Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life son...

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    Like Nate said, don't go nuts upgrading parts, but that bike is definitely worth restoring and riding. I have a Rockhopper that's a couple years younger, use it to commute every day. The original bottom bracket finally died after 20 years, if I would have serviced it every five years or so it would probably have lasted forever!

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