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 (Manitou Swinger SPV 3 ways)

    This is my first full suspension bike and I have no idea how rear shock works or adjusting it.

    There are 2 schrader valves (red and black), I think the red one is to add air, what about the black one?

    I weight 120 lbs. what's the recommended psi I need to put in this thing?

    Thanks

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    We the people ... Here's the Manual

    You're in luck...I just got one this week as well.
    Here's a link to the Manitou Swinger Manual. It covers a few models but should be more than enough to get you started with which bit does what.

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    Red is for the SPV, black is the main air spring....the manual will get you started
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    thanks for the help.

    In general, how often do you need to pump up the shock?

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    It depends on the quality of the shock really

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