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.
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    saddle that doesnt slip?

    what can i do to make my saddle less slippery? are there any anti slip saddles or add on to existing saddle?
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    Time trialists and triathletes sometimes add strips of higher-traction material. Most bike shops should at least know what it is, even if they don't have any on the shelf.

    It's odd to see this complaint on an MTB forum. If anything, people usually want a saddle that's easier to move around on off-road. I can't help wondering if you're doing something odd with your setup. Can you post a pic?
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    The other half of this may be the material of the shorts/pants you use.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime View Post
    The other half of this may be the material of the shorts/pants you use.
    Was going to suggest this. Certain 'tech' materials are really slick when dry (yet somehow stickier when wet).

    Is your saddle angled down to where you are slipping while riding?

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    Did someone Armor-All your seat?

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