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 Years Day Ride!

    Did Yall get em out today? Hope it was warmer for you than it was for me!

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    Nope. Trail was closed unfortunately, but I went for a short run with a respiratory infection and now I feel like ****... Does drinking beer count? Because I did that today.
    "Faster, Faster until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death." - Hunter S. Thompson

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    38 degrees here in Australia for me, not so fun

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    It was 15 here. Rode over 22 miles.....inside on my trainer. Does that count?

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