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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    Dont know i im posting in the right section....

    Well my name is Justin and I'm 28yr old from the greatest place in the world Kalispell, MT and I just bought a 2013 Jamis Durango Comp 26". I've done all the foot work and went to every local bike shop and talked with them all, and every shop was gung ho set on selling me a 29er. But I have a few good die hard MTB'r friends who said they weren't sold on the 29ers. So I took there advice and went out and ended up with the Durango as it was basically the only 26" Hardtail I could find in my budget (under $1000). One thing I will say for sure is it was the best looking bike of all the bikes I looked at. Haven't had a chance to ride it yet as they had to order it and I'm stuck at work in the glamours oil field. But am super pumped to get out and ride the piss out of this bike

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    Welcome. There are lots of good folks on this board ready to help out.
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    Welcome, enjoy your bike regardless of wheel size,
    just get out and ride!
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    Thanks fellas, I'm sure it's just like everything else out there, personal opinions

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    A bike is still something to ride. Although I prefer 29ers, I still own a 26er and like to ride it from time to time. I prefer 29ers because of rollover, stability, and speed.
    Big Wheels Keep On Rolling

    Forth Eorlingas!

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    Well I did demo 2 different bikes before I bought one, I demo'd a 2013 specialized Epic and 2013 kona blast. Hard for me to say but they were both good bikes

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    Nice ride!

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    Ride what you love, ride where you love and ride often.

    Oh and welcome to the boards.
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    Run what you brung....like em all 26,29, ...just love bikes...some good info on this site..welcome aboard

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    Well since I get 1 week off every 2 weeks, I plan on riding every day of that week that I'm home!

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    Just got this baby Friday and did this to her Saturday

    Noob, learning the ropes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty_Lights View Post
    Just got this baby Friday and did this to her Saturday

    Noob, learning the ropes!
    Sharp lookn bike love the green

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    Thanks, man!

    Already looking at purchasing a Manitou Minute Fork and some new tires. Although I don't have that much experience on different forks, I can just tell. Feels way too springy. Also the pedals it came with are plastic pieces of ****! Can't wait to get out there again next Saturday!!

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    Welcome to the boards.
    Love my 29ers but I won't say 29ers are better than 26" bike or vice versa.

    However Kalispell, MT the greatest place in the world? Really?
    You need to get out more often.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Welcome to the boards.
    Love my 29ers but I won't say 29ers are better than 26" bike or vice versa.

    However Kalispell, MT the greatest place in the world? Really?
    You need to get out more often.
    Yes really that's stone cold fact haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOOCH256 View Post
    Yes really that's stone cold fact I do need to get out more often. haha
    I fixed it for you so people wouldn't be confused.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Ooooooooo nice ya got me good on that one

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