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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    Riser bars or riser stem?

    I think I need to get higher up to alleviate stress on the wrists, but I'm not sure which is the best way to do it. Currently have a flat bar/stem (Scalpel 1000, definitely meant to race) but by the end of longer rides I just can't take the wrist pressure on my already-bad wrists. Lowering the seat isn't really an option either since I depend on full extension for speed purposes. I'm also using about as short a stem as I physically can right now (any shorter and bars would bang into the lefty) to attempt to get more upright. So, what's the best way to go? (I'm also looking into gloves with ulnar nerve protection, which may solve the problem - but just incase!). Thanks!!

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    Riser bars.

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    ride hard take risks
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    EVS wrist brace, i use the WB01.

    http://www.evs-sports.com/products/?prodCategory=8

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