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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    Lol

    Im a newb! you scare me! i have no questions,? But your 4 of the 5 i need to post a question!!!!

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    I love this post. period.

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    Hey, little round glasses pocket protector collared shirt skid lid rear view mirror sandal wearing schwalbe marathon running pletscher two-leg kickstand tourist good job.

    I finally learn about Pletscher Double Kickstands! The OP is a RIOT!

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    I learned so much just from readin that. thanks yo!

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    Lmfao but thanks

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    Thanks

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    Everything answered in one thread. Thank you.

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    change the wording and that can work for any forum on any subject. Great Post.

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    Love it! thanks for a few good laughs.

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    Good read.

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    Well put! Sooo where do I go from here.

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    Particularly like "the more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt." So true! Thank you!

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    I once did an ally cat on a SS track bike with brakes and a coasting rear hub, some hipster on his fixie said, "Dude, that's sooo not cool, loose your brakes or you look dumb" I wish I could make him read this!

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    hahaha nice post, i was starting to feel bad about my cheap bike, but the post cheer me up!!!

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    Best "hey noob read this" post ever. period.

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    noob here, read it. love it.

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    Great post! AS said before for everyone should read this!

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    It is to long

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcrash View Post
    It is to long
    Change the font size. :thumbup:

    Awesome post. Necessary info for all of us!
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    Super fun reading. Love the post.

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    Awesome!

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    1st post!

    I enjoyed the read Im not exactly a "noob" Been mtn biking since 1985. Just took 2000-2012 off. Man, a lot has changed :/

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    I enjoyed this. Why is it in the beginner forum? Everyone should read this

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