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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    Picked up my new to me used Gary Fisher HiFi

    And can't wait to get it out on the mountain.
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    Congrats on the bike. Its a great bike and you should love it.

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    congrats...ive heard or read much about the frames breaking on these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 93civEJ1 View Post
    congrats...ive heard or read much about the frames breaking on these.
    You have read that they break? Have you seen the welds on these things, I have never seen anything welded that well.

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    Sweet bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swing22hard View Post
    You have read that they break? Have you seen the welds on these things, I have never seen anything welded that well.
    Frames typically dont crack at the weld, but this might help

    Cracked HiFi Frames
    I used to ride to Win ... Now I ride to Grin

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    Picked up my new to me used Gary Fisher HiFi


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