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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    Older Bike Grease Up

    Iíve seen some videos and guides about how to get into the bottom bracket and grease up the bearings, but I donít know which one of those really applies to my bike and, specifically, which tools Iíd have to get to take everything apart and put it back together without messing anything up. The crankset is Shimano Deore DX on a 1991 Trek 970. Also, is it really better to just replace the bearings while you are in there? Do they come in different sizes?

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    Sheldon will guide you on your journey...
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