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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    song of the saw-whet owl
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    noob tips from an oldnoob

    ok, so im somewhere between "noob" and "good rider" so im kinda an oldnoob, not to mention I am probably twice the age of a good amount of people here So if you are a noob afraid of those basic obstacles on trail, watch this for fun and dont be afraid to try!



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbUzm6cEJLE
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    Nice vid, but the first section (rock garden) is WAY too dark on my monitor. Couldn't really tell much of what was going on.

    But nevertheless it is a nice video and I hope to see more in the future.

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    I say Launch the log pile much more fun.

    Awesome vid for newbeez seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonelord
    Nice vid, but the first section (rock garden) is WAY too dark on my monitor. Couldn't really tell much of what was going on.

    But nevertheless it is a nice video and I hope to see more in the future.
    yeah.. crappy camera and about 15 seconds before the thunderstorms unleashed their furry
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    still building my confidence. workin' on it....thanks for the tips

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    Well done, and nice choice of music!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WVKayaker
    still building my confidence. workin' on it....thanks for the tips
    Check this link out also http://www.leelikesbikes.com/
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    Thanks for the video, but if I'm not sure about biking an area, I'll walk through. No sense in breaking some bones, as I already have plenty of injuries and broken bones from my hockey days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwheelin
    Thanks for the video, but if I'm not sure about biking an area, I'll walk through. No sense in breaking some bones, as I already have plenty of injuries and broken bones from my hockey days.
    You'd be surprised at the success you could have if you just stopped, got off your bike, and scoped out the rocks/logs. Pick a good line out, and stick with it - more often than not you will find that you've successfully negotiated the obstacle.

    Just blindly riding in to something technical is foolish!

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