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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  1. #1
    Krispy Bacon Jeremy
    Join Date
    Aug 2008

    Newb in need of help

    I have an GT Avalanche 2.0 and wanted stronger brakes on it and a better suspension. Any ideas on what brands and models are excellent?
    Alright now.

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: lamp no 3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008


    Funny because I ride a 2008 GT Avalanche 3.0 disc and think it's a great bike .I'd say you go with Avid BB series and lock for marizocci shocks.
    Hope that helps!

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