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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    Organized ridesin SoCal?

    Does anyone do organized rides in SoCal or more specifically around Chino, CA?
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    I would post this question or search in your regional forum: http://forums.mtbr.com/california-socal/
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    Quote Originally Posted by henmar77 View Post
    Does anyone do organized rides in SoCal or more specifically around Chino, CA?
    You got PM.

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    Check Meetup.com for cycling clubs ,in the the SF area there are quite a few clubs with rides on their schedule.

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    You could also check out socaltrailriders

    rangeriderdave is right. Im on a couple of meetup mtb groups. There are groups for cycling and mtbiking.

    Best of luck.

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