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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    Picking a Dirt Jump bike.. No idea :S

    Well i only know few of the brands and these are only ones for sale in New Zealand. Im 1.87cm tall and weighing at 70kg.

    P2
    Kona... Shred? Stuff?
    STP or is it SPT? Gaint i think it was.
    Diamondback compression
    Avanti deralikt


    Thats all brands i know, which one should i lean towards, any advice would be mint. Thanks. Looking to spend around 1000NZD which is around 700USD. Oh and looking for bike with gears not single speed.


    Cheers!

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    are you looking for a new bike or secondhand ? what type of rideing do you plan on doing?
    there are often pretty cheap barley used bikes on trademe
    expired but good example of whats around http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=281006005

    you would probably have more luck posting this in the dj/urban section of the forum

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    Im after second hand. What type of riding well off course Dirt Jumping but not extreme. That link you gave me is single speed im after with gears so im really have idea whats best brands here.

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    Yeah but its not hard to convert a bike to or from single speed , it was just an example Maybe go try test rideing a few bikes to see what you like.

    Steel of cromo framed bikes ride a bit nicer than alloy framed ones especially if you plan on rideing street

    Seeing as you want gears I'm asuming you will be rideing some trails or comuting on the bike not just doing dirt jumps so you may want to consider a frame with a longer seat tube lots of dj bikes are 13inch. But some are available in 15inch other wise sitting for any length of tiime will be unplesant.
    I have used my 15 stealth ss stealth to comute to work on occasion 20km each way and with a 400mm seat post its not to bad.

    stp http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Cycl...-281956811.htm

    kona cowan http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Cycl...-281645724.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommorth
    Yeah but its not hard to convert a bike to or from single speed , it was just an example Maybe go try test rideing a few bikes to see what you like.

    Steel of cromo framed bikes ride a bit nicer than alloy framed ones especially if you plan on rideing street

    Seeing as you want gears I'm asuming you will be rideing some trails or comuting on the bike not just doing dirt jumps so you may want to consider a frame with a longer seat tube lots of dj bikes are 13inch. But some are available in 15inch other wise sitting for any length of tiime will be unplesant.
    I have used my 15 stealth ss stealth to comute to work on occasion 20km each way and with a 400mm seat post its not to bad.

    stp http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Cycl...-281956811.htm

    kona cowan http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Cycl...-281645724.htm
    Yeah i have both of them on my wacth list, that cown looks very cheap! 550. But ugly color. Hey if you want to go down hill or jumps you gotta go up hills so i want gears but might do little XC.

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    stp's are sick. so are jamis kromo's.

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    Oh really? awesome thanks for advice, any more?

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