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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    Remote seat post ?

    I'm thinking of buying remote adjustable seat post as I ride fire roads one minute then im on a old moto bike track the next. I find I like the seat high on the fire roads and a bit lower when I'm on the track.
    Any thoughts or brand recommendations?

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    Remote seat post ?

    KS, reverb, gravity dropper.

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    Thomson Elite Dropper. There are many threads about this subject.
    Whether you're peddling or twisting the wrist...you're still riding on two wheels...and that's good enough for me

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    The Kind Shock Lev seems to be a very popular post on the market right now.

    The Thomson Dropper Post is also a quality ($$$) option, but are also hard to find in stock due to a short supply.

    It is an expensive upgrade for your bike, but I highly recommend it. I demoed a $5000+ Intense at a local shop, and the coolest thing about it IMO was the dropper post.

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    I just put a Kind Shock LEV on my 650b XC Hardtail, and as my friend told me when I was considering it, it is a game changer. I found a deal on an add here and got it $319 with free shipping. Modern bike out of Des Moines, I believe. Still not cheap, but I am extremely happy with my purchase.

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