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
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    Newby Here, saying hi

    Hey I just joined up. Finally upgraded from my 99 dollar Huffy special this past winter. I think I finally am done with growing so i didnt have to worry about wasting moiney outgrowing bikes anymore. I bought a Trek 3900 and so far I am quite happy. The only thing that is annoying me is the rear derailer. I sometimes have trouble with it shifting as smoothly as I want. It hasn't posed a huge problem yet. Right now i am on my free year of warrenty maintanence and replacement, so I can't upgrade anything till winter. So yah! Hi All!

    ~Tim~

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    My Huffy is sitting in the garage and all it did was just that..make me huffy and puffy and out of breath. I bought it for cheap too and it had some "oversized" frame bollocks that really just means added weight. Well, I'll be glad to replace it mad soon..as soon as I have some cash.

    Grats on the purchase and welcome - I'm new too

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    Well welcome & welcome it's a wonderfull MTB world on a real bike, you will enjoy it much more. Upgrading is retail adjustments are a shop deal. Read the print, warranty covers the very little they tend to say the components are covered by the component manufacture.

    http://www.parktool.com/repair/bikemap.asp

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/

    http://www.webmountainbike.com/maintenance.html

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    good for you man.....show some pics
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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