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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    recommend a front deraileurs

    i still have the stock one left on the bike but it is bent to hell. it changes gears and pops all the time. i have a kona blast with an shimano lx rear deraileur. what would be a good combination to go along with? i have tried to do some research but it just confuses me


    thankyou

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    Shimano lx.

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    Seconded. A matching set is always nice
    As if four times wasn't enough-> Psycho Mike's 2013 Ride to Conquer Cancer Page

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    an LX or XT

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    LX is the level with the best quality to price ratio.

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