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 mtbr and mtb in general

    Just picked up a used 2013 Enduro Expert Evo for a great price. My background is in MX/desert riding and Road Racing on motorcycles. I decided to get into MTB as a fun way to stay in shape over the winter. The way I see it, they are kinda the same sport on a continuum. MTB-MX-RR. A lot of other racers ride road cycles for training, but... I need more stupidity in my hobbies.

    I guess I'm going to need some kneepads and a helmet with a higher stupidity capacity.

    Looks like I can get injured in this sport. Rad.

    edit - forgot my question:

    What type of helmet is well-suited to AM/Enduro riding?
    Last edited by knotcher; 09-20-2013 at 03:40 PM.

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    If you're going to be out in the desert don't get a black one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knotcher View Post

    Looks like I can get injured in this sport. Rad.

    edit - forgot my question:

    What type of helmet is well-suited to AM/Enduro riding?
    The AM/Enduro kind of helmet
    Urge archi enduro.

    If you don't plan on any kind of faceplanting move then the regular mtb helmet would do

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    If you're going to be out in the desert don't get a black one.

    Sage advice. I'll mostly be riding in NW Washington where an electrically heated wool-lined helmet could be handy at times.

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