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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    Rock and Roll VS Trutrainers

    I posted this is a couple other threads, because I was under 5 posts. Hope its ok.

    I know its been discussed ad nauseam but I'd like to present my particular circumstance .
    I don't ride competitively. Don't go off road much. I am 51. I ride a 1997 Garry Fisher Paragon with street tires. I enjoy bicycling outdoors. In winter months I do 45 min a day 6 X a week on an elliptical type machine. Summer I sub in bicycling 2-3 times a week. Ride motorcycles on and off road.

    I am looking to add indoor cycling to my exercise routine. Avid bicyclist friends of mine are trying to steer me away from rollers due to difficulty and danger. From what I've read here, it appears that most of you like rollers over trainers.

    My question is; for one who likes (almost loves) cycling, is very familiar with gyroscopic force, and who likes hi quality items; which to choose, for use 2-3 times a week, to vary current aerobic routine?

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    nothing?

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