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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    Yeah, best thread ever. Many questions have been answered

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    Quote Originally Posted by ducanh2410 View Post
    Yeah, best thread ever. Many questions have been answered
    same here

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    well put

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    I own the XC6, bought it last year. Great bike for the price! Look at the components and ride it.
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    XC6 rider

    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post
    "Generally not the best bang for your buck" is a long way from "aint (sic) no good".
    All very good advice given in a very PC manner, great post...needs to be a sticky.
    I own the XC6, bought it last year. Great bike for the price! Look at the components and ride it. Northrock Bike - Mountain Bike - xc6

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    great post

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    "stolen" as you said, but well done and all valid!

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    Great post! Makes me feel better about the bike I bought.

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    Bikes are fun!

    Great post.
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    this is sweet haha

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    great! this is how I was brought up racing motocross

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    Hahaha... Best read! Great post.

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    Thanks

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    I ain't no noob brah.

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    Amazing post, thanks.

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    I agree, thank you for the post.

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    Sweet post.

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    Awesome read!

    Now get out there and ride!!!!

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    Nice...Like this forum a lot!

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    nice read

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    Awesome OP. LOL'd multiple times because it's all true.

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    All questions answered there

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    Nice Post

    Thanks for having this as a sticky!

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    That was great.

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    Awesome post!

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