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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Thread: New Ride

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    Wink New Ride

    Ok after much looking i finally got my new to me rde my previous new ride i still have it is a much used 1998 specialized fsr ground control d.s
    New ride is a 2011 Trek Fuel EX9
    with the following upgrades
    -Rock Shox Sid XX with remote lockout
    -xo carbon cranks
    -specialized S Works carbon bars
    -Rp23 rear shock
    Also through in crank brother pedal ,a set of sunringle rims with disk and a new XT cassette
    and a air pump for the shocks
    Love the bike will weigh it soon he said about 3lbs lighter than stock will see
    Still playing with the rear suspension but love the bike so far
    Also got a good deal $1,100 for everything let me know what you think so far most people who see it say i got a killer deal the owner already had his new bike and was looking for a quick sale he owned a big car dealership and even through in a car wash and oil change when i went to pick it up very cool guy
    Last edited by runningmann; 04-27-2013 at 08:05 AM.

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    Congrats on a very nice upgrade.

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