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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    opinion on older bike KONA

    Im still a newb, and was wondering your thoughts on this bike.

    2002 Kona King Kikapu found it on craigslist for $649. I know its an old bike, but how do think it compares to todays bikes.

    Is that a fair price?

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bik/1673827225.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by 911xj
    Im still a newb, and was wondering your thoughts on this bike.

    2002 Kona King Kikapu found it on craigslist for $649. I know its an old bike, but how do think it compares to todays bikes.

    Is that a fair price?

    http://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/bik/1673827225.html
    Looks like a good deal to me. Take it for a test ride and see how it fits.

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    Seems a bit over priced for that old of a bike. If you ever wanted to upgrade to disc brakes your going to end up with some money in it. Not sure what your budget is but this seems like a good deal. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...#ht_594wt_1165

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    You gotta be tall for the ebay one though as its a 20 inch frame .

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    V brakes are a down side.

    Make real sure the fork are OK or you willl be up for the price of the bike for a decent replacement

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