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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    Question about a Used Gary Fisher Marlin

    My LBS is selling this bike for around $200.

    Being a total noob, would it be worth getting this used bike? Anyone know any details about it. The shop is not a Trek dealer and did not know a whole lot about it (at least the one guy I talked to did not know).

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    Re: Question about a Used Gary Fisher Marlin

    WAY overpriced

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    Thanks.

    I've decided to go new. Looking at the Trek Marlin, Trek Wahoo, Felt Nine 80, Giant Talon 27.5 5, GT Karakoram 4.0 MECH, or the Specialized Hardrock 29 Disc.

    Still doing my research. I've rode the Marlin and the Nine 80. I think I liked the Nine 80 better, but it was a frame size one bigger then I would typically ride (I find that I am in between frame sizes).

    I'll be spending more time researching and test riding when I get a chance. I'm looking at making a purchase in the next month.

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