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
    DeFord
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    Noobie question about tube size

    I recently bought a Fisher Wahoo from my LBS and I have silly Question.
    I wanna stock my garage toolbox with the supplies that i need.
    here i go with a silly question..... The Tires on my bike are Bontrager Jones XR,
    26x2.2/2.25 what size tubes do i need to pick up? and also where can i buy a presta pump or converter ?
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    Thanks
    DeFord

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    Tubes will generally come in a range.
    1.5-2.0"
    2.1-2.5"
    1.75-2.125"
    1.95-2.25"

    Get the one that's closest to your size. Tubes stretch. A 2" tube will easily stretch to 2.5", however larger tubes tend to get bunched when putting into smaller tires and pinch flat.

    You can get a pump at any bike shop. Try these online ones. Must decent pumps will work on schrader or presta.
    www.performancebike.com
    www.jensonusa.com
    www.nashbar.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg
    ... You can get a pump at any bike shop. Try these online ones. Must decent pumps will work on schrader or presta ...
    you just need to swap the "nozzle" around

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinaman
    you just need to swap the "nozzle" around
    Not always. My floor pump has two holes, one for each stem type.


    It's pretty common for mini pumps to have dual heads as well.

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    Great Info

    Thanks guys, im Heading out to the LBS tomarrow for my dual headed air pump and my 2" tubes

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