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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    Sette Ace or Jamis Dakar XCR Sport

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...8.aspx?sc=FRGL

    http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/187...onarch-2.1.htm

    been reading about bikes and i'm stuck between these two..any thoughts?

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    Which one has the best warranty ?

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    The Ace has better specs, but both are good looking bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    Which one has the best warranty ?
    They both have a 5 year warranty.
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    Well since they have the same warranty , go with the best local service .

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    I'm actually not too sure about the sizing for the Sette..I'm usually a 17'' but the Sette comes in 16.5 or 18.5. I'm kind of in between S and M frames (5''7 140lbs) but there isn't anywhere to test ride the Sette around here

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    Quote Originally Posted by vk8
    I'm actually not too sure about the sizing for the Sette..I'm usually a 17'' but the Sette comes in 16.5 or 18.5. I'm kind of in between S and M frames (5''7 140lbs) but there isn't anywhere to test ride the Sette around here



    IMHO , I would never buy a bike that I have not ridden .

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    What do you ride now? Compare the top tube lengths and headtube angle. Buying online is safe if you know what size you want. Some people can take the risk, some cant.
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    The 16.5 Ace has less than a 3mm difference in Top Tube Length, so basically no difference. All the angles are 1 degree slacker on the Ace than the Jamis. The Ace has a shorter stand over than the Jamis. Compare the geo to your current bike.
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    Looks like the Ace has a 30 day risk free guarentee. Couldn't tell about the other one.

    This is only opinion, but I think the Ace looks like a really nice bike.

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    Go with the 16.5" Sette Ace. The Tora Air is a great fork, I like the Monarch over the BAR, and the X-7 is a little better than the LX/Deore. I'd presonally prefer the Shimano hydraulics, but the Avid Threes are great as well.

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    both good.
    Why would I care about 150g of bike weight, I just ate 400g of cookies while reading this?

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