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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    Re-Post: 20" & 24" Presta Tubes

    I didn't receive a reply in the low traffic family section. Apologize in advance for the duplication.

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    I would like to change both of my kids bikes to a presta valve set up. Basically this will ensure I always have the correct pump (as that's what I carry for my bike) with me should one of their tires go out several miles from home. Unfortunately I have been unable to locate. Anyone have a source?

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    BMX suppliers.

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    Grab some presta valve locknuts from a local shop. They make ones specifically for running presta tubes in schrader rims.

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