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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Thread: Newbie here

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    Newbie here

    first off..... Hey.

    I was a road biker many years ago as a teen into my twenties. I am early 40's now and have decided to hang out with the dirt slingers. I bought an entry level Norco Scrambler and am having a blast.

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    hey

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    Yeah, MTB'ing is a hell of a thrill...especially when you fly over the handlebars while not wearing a helmet and you lay there on the ground for a minute hoping nothing is broken!

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    Hello glad to hear your riding again.

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