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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    Very nice! Thanks for giving some quick easy tips to a total noob :-)
    Off to enjoy my 2010 bolinas ridge now

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    nicely done

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    Here Here....I like that post. You are what you are, and you ride what you ride.

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    Thoroughly entertaining. Thanks for sharing!

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    Edit. sorry for the double post.

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    Cool!
    Hello everyone. :>

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    Great post.
    Hello everyone

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    great ty

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan3 View Post
    *5*

    sorry
    Seems to be the place to get your posts up to 10 to bypass that stupid rule of no links before 10 posts!
    Otherwise great post by the OP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 08FXT View Post
    Seems to be the place to get your posts up to 10 to bypass that stupid rule of no links before 10 posts!
    Otherwise great post by the OP!
    umm...no.

    this is not the place to pad your post count.

    thanks
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    Some clever post's here.. I like'em

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    Very entertaining

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    Great post, thanks!

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    Love the Thread, as much as I tried I was unable to think of a stupid question or comment. I think it all was covered.

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    great post. thanks

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    good read

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    New here!!!

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    I like this very funny.

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    love the post.. seems like this applies to lots of things

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhix01 View Post
    If you think your bike looks good, it does.
    If you like the way your bike rides, itís an awesome bike.


    Bikes purchased at Wal-mart, Target, Costco, or K-mart are generally not the best bang for your buck.


    I love my costco bought Northrock XC6. It looks good, it rides good and so far, it's holding up fine.

    I do like the points he makes though, other than the one that implies my precious XC6 aint no good.
    I would have to agree, though I bought my bike off Craigslist, it origionally came from WalMart and it has held up with few issues. And like the first few things imply, I like it so who cares, it works for me and thats all that counts. In addition, I ride it till something breaks, then I replace with a better quality part when money allows. So who cares where you bought it, if you like it and it works for you ride the hell out of it.

    Other than that, I got a kick out of how true most everything else is in the origional post.

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    Nice

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    I like this

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    great post

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    nice post

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    I don't even own a bike...YET...and I LOL'd at some of those.

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