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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    Norco Atomik 2008 thoughts?

    Hello,
    I was thinking of getting a norco atomik 2008 model and it's in pretty good nick and was wondering what there worth and if there a good strong bike? I can get a second hand one for about 750 aud? Thoughts would be great and much appreciated.
    Thanks
    Jayden

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    I assume that you are looking for a downhill bike cause it certainly wont pedal very well up any thing even remotely resembling a hill.
    $750 would seem resonable but you would need to list the spec of the bike [Fork, group set, brakes etc] before that can really be assessed.

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    Frame Butted al, 198-225mm travel, adjustable BB height, 150x12mm dropouts, forged headtube, Fox DHX-3
    Fork Rockshox Boxxer Race, 203 mm travel, 20 mm axle , motion control
    Headset FSA TH-872, chromoly, deep cup
    Cranks Chainguide Truvativ Hussefelt, 36T ring, Howitzer Spline BB, Truvativ Box Guide bash guard & chain guide
    Pedals Wellgo LU-313 flat pedal, chromoly axles
    Chain KMC Z-72
    Freewheel Shimano HG-40, 8 spd, 11-30
    Front Changer N/A
    Rear Changer SRAM X-7, 8 spd, medium cage
    Shifters SRAM X-5 trigger, 8 spd
    Bar Truvativ Hussefelt, 35mm rise, 31.8mm
    Stem Truvativ Hussefelt, 31.8mm, 40mm extension
    Grips ODI lock on grip
    Front Brake Avid Juicy 3, hydraulic, 8" rotors
    Rear Brake Avid Elixir, hydraulic, 8" rotors
    Front Hub KT 20mm axle, sealed bearings
    Rear Hub KT Q-Lite 150x12mm, 9 spd, sealed bearings
    Rims Sun Single Track silver, 32 hole
    Spokes DT Swiss Champion stainless black 2.0

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