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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    Newb needs help!

    Hey guys,

    I am looking for an entry level bike to help me get into mountain biking. I am trying to keep the price between 300-400 just to start off... then after a year or two if i still really enjoy it, and want to keep truckin away I will definitely upgrade and buy a nicer bike. But for now, just lookin to get into it.

    So really broad question... what are some good entry level bikes for three to four hundred bucks?

    Throw some options at me and tell me why please.
    Thanks a lot guys I will appreciate any advice.

    And by the way I am 6'1 with a 32" inseem and about 255 lbs ( i know im big, and thats another reason i want to get into biking)...

    So please anything will help
    Thanks again
    -Ryan

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    Hey thanks for the thread link.. but one bike i have been looking at is the Haro Flightline two? What do you guys think about that bike?

    Thanks
    -Ryan

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    I'd go with a Specialized Hardrock. Solid bike for the money. I used to have one, and it's a workhorse.

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