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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    Pressure for front and rear suspension

    Hi I'm new to the forum and been riding for the last few months. I recently bought a Trek Fuel EX8.

    My question is how do i know what is the correct pressure i need put in the front forks and my rear shock.

    I've been told it depends on your weight.

    Is there a chart that i can follow to get the correct pressure for my weight.

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    Yup, it all depends on your weight, the type of riding, and your riding style.

    Look here for a chart for both the fork and rear shock on your bike. The chart will give you a place to start based on your weight, and then you can fine tune it from there.

    Do you have a shock pump? If not, you will either need to buy one or take your bike to a shop to make these adjustments.

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    Cheers mate, thanks for the info

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