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 sport...Help with Bike Setup

    Hi All,

    New to the sport. I have had my Ibex Ignition 2 with upgraded rear shock (adjustable air shock) for about 2 months. I was wondering if anyone could give me some basics on front and rear shock setup. Is it personal preference or are there some hard fast rules I need to stick to? Also any tips you found on adjusting this stuff by yourself would be helpful.

    The front shock is a Marzochi. It only has preload adjustment. The rear has both rebound and dampening adjustment as well as a lock out lever. Thanks in advance for the help.

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