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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    selecting a new saddle

    I've been riding about two years now, and finally bought a bike. I find the fizik tundra 2 that came on my bike very uncomfortable. And suggestions of different saddle options to look at?

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    First thing- go to a Specialized dealer and get your sit bones measured. Saddles come in widths now a days and getting one that doesn't fit will just continue to be uncomfortable. Once you know your size, then you can start looking for a saddle.
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    Some shops have demo saddles,WTB and Spec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoTone View Post
    First thing- go to a Specialized dealer and get your sit bones measured. Saddles come in widths now a days and getting one that doesn't fit will just continue to be uncomfortable. Once you know your size, then you can start looking for a saddle.
    x 2. Your local Specialized dealer will be able to fix you right up.
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    You've been riding two years. Presumably that saddle agrees with you. Get another one for the new bike.
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