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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  1. #1
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    reviews on this bike please

    iron horse maverick 3.0

    specs:

    Frame: Aluminum with shaped down tube
    Fork: SunTour XCM (100mm travel/w adjustable rebound)
    Rear Shock: N/A
    Front Derailleur: Shimano SIS
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Actus
    Shifters: Shimano Integrated 7 Speed Triggers
    Brakes Levers: Shimano Levers
    Brakes: Promax 160mm Disc Brakes
    Chain: KHZ Z Chain
    Crankset: SR Suntour
    Cassette: 7 Speed (21 Total Gears)
    Pedals:
    Bottom Bracket: SR Suntour Sealed Bearing
    Headset: Zero Stack Ahead Set
    Saddle: WTB Speed V
    Seat Post: Iron Horse RS Viper Series
    Handlebar: Iron Horse RS Eagle
    Grips: Porcupine Dual Compound
    Stem: Iron Horse Alloy 10 Degree rise
    Tires: ITS Ninja
    Wheelset: 6 Bolt Disc
    Weight: 30 lbs (19" w/pedals)
    Color: BLACK

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    spec4life???..smh...
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    There is one reveiw under the reveiw section.

    http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/xc-har...8_1527crx.aspx

    Looking over the spec sheet, this looks to be a little below average for entry level bikes. Those brakes will need upgrading, they are just on there for looks. The deraillers are bottom of the barrel and it is only a 7 speed.

    Basicly it has a decent frame and fork that has lead to the comprimise of everything else.

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