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 to Mountain Biking as well as forums....

    Good evening community,

    I'm new to this whole forums thing. So bare with me and please offer guidance and assistance and maybe a little patience with me. I will thank you in advance. I just started mountain biking as my new cardio. I enjoy it alot but all I basically do is ride the Charles river from Boston to Waltham and back. Its about 20 miles to and from. Im basically wondering where are the best trails and are their groups that people meet up and just ride...

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    I would suggest you search and post in the regional forum for Massachusetts (Massachusetts).

    There is also a link at the top of the page for "TRAILS". You can check this out and sort by state.

    I will also add that NEMBA's website is loaded with great information including many trails and maps in your area. (NEMBA | New England Mountain Bike Association)

    Welcome to MTBR and to MTB-ing! Enjoy!

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    Thanks I appreciate it... Im still trying to figure this forum thing out....

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    Yup, NEMBA chapters do a bunch of organized rides for different levels of riders. Your local chapter would be the Greater Boston chapter.

    Greater Boston | NEMBA

    They host beginner and PYT (Practice Your Technique) rides regularly. Worth checking out for sure. Landlocked Forest in Burlington/Bedford is a great nearby spot to ride and develop your skills. If you get to the point where you're looking for some serious technical challenges, there is some awesome terrain on the North Shore (Lynn, etc). The Middlesex Fells is also close by you. Within about an hour drive, you have virtually endless options.

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    You might want to check out Meetup.com ,around here (No Cal ) there are many groups that do rides. Also check with shops in your area ,they might have rides.

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