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 Rider from CT

    Hey there; I’m new to this…. Just picked up a new bike Marin ‘Alpine Trail 07” I have been out everyday as of Saturday, I’m guessing this is a good start. I live in Connecticut and I’m a 27 year old female. I was doing some BMX riding before with my younger brother but I wanted something that will get me more out in the wild and away from the skate parks. I look forward to meeting new people.

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    Welcome to the madness. That bike should serve you quite well.

    Ride hard!
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    Welcome to the madness. That bike should serve you quite well.

    Ride hard!
    My religion is simple. My religion is kindness. - Dali Lama

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    Welcome to the Heap!

    hope you enjoy your new ride. You can't ride with me, as I live on the Wet Coast of Canada, but here's a link to start you off with:

    Conn/RI page for riders in your area.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/connecticut-rhode-island/

    Good luck, Jim
    Last edited by JimC.; 05-15-2007 at 05:41 PM.

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    Welcome to the boards! I'm from CT as well

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    Thank you all for the nice welcome

    Grim where in CT?

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    I'm in Danbury, how about you?

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