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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    uh hun

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    Sound post, nice

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    good first post. I think the folks that post like thousands of times shud be forced to read that every now and then. Been shreddin fer a minute but only been on here like a day and see lots of rippin goin on....

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    great post

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    Nice post! I enjoy it because it is all so true. However a question you did not answer is when a newly bought bike breaks, and it is in the frame, and even the nice dudes at the bike store cant help you get a new bike, what should one do to get back and riding when all their money was spent on the first bike?

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    I was trying to find a post to reply for getting into five (and i did) but i am not replying because of that:
    This is really one of the best post about bikes that i have found in all the weekend.
    It helped me a lot.

    Thank you!!

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    Great thread!

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    nice

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    Hello,

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    excellent

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    was worth the read

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    great post.

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    Just registered for the forums and this is first thing I read. I think I like this place.

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    The thing I like about this post, is that it could apply to anything, not just mountain biking.
    It's just one of those things in life where you realise that your aren't the centre of THE Universe, but you are the centre of YOUR Universe. If you do something because it makes you feel good, then it is good.
    I should have read this post a bit earlier, puts a good spin on the sport in general.
    Keep 'em coming guys.

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    Pretty sweet, Thanks

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    Great thread! I'm a noob, just want to say hi to everyone :-)

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    Thank you for writing this.

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    what is a Fred?

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    Why do the beginners have to be in the "corner"?

    Thanks for the noob info comedy!! Look forward to some laughs.

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    Nice post

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    Great post. Been riding for a few years, but new to mtbr. Look forward to the community of like minds.

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    If you bike puts a smile on your face when you ride, its a good bike!

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    Nicely put.

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    This made me laugh in a non judgmental tone. Thanks.

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    post # 10

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