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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  1. #1
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    Jun 2008

    rate these manufactures

    hello i am seriously thinking about getting a mountain bike hard tail. i want a decent bike in the 500.00 -600.00 range. i am going to be 80% streeet and probably 20% off roatd but that may change to more off road in the future.

    i started at the local bike shop in my home town where they had a giant yukon i liked. i have since researched on the web an came across trek and cannondale as possiblilities as well. i am currently 250 lbs and want one that will stand up to my weight and confortable to ride . any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated

  2. #2
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    Join Date
    May 2008
    check out this thread it should help

    <a href="http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=423144">best bike for $600</a>

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