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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    Rear Shock Question

    I feel dumb for asking, but how do you fill the rear shock with air? I noticed I cannot do it with my air compressor, and the hand pump I have doesnt create enough pressure. I'm sure there is a shock pump or something, but can someone point me in the right direction? It's killing me to not be able to ride because the shock has about 40psi in it, and for a 210lb rider, that just doesnt work. Not sure if it matters, but its a Fox Float R

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    You are right.

    You need a shock pump, rated for high pressures. You can get one at your Local Bike Shop, or order one.
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    easy enough, thanks for the response. To the bike store I go!

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