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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    Newbie Looking For Recommended Repair Shop in Cincy

    MT Bike repair needed. Looking for a good shop preferably on East side but willing to travel for a good place.

    Thanks!

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    a. your thread title is too long so the end is cut off. shorten it.

    b. you should post this in the Midwest forum- Midwest - IL, IN, OH, KY, IA, MO

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