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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    Sizing Fisher Wahoo

    Ok well I just bought my first mountain Bike Fisher Wahoo 17.5 at the LBS. Any ways sizing question the guy told me to get this size while some say I should on a nineteen, I am 5'10 190 but t=when i tried the 19 if I stand above the top bar there is a problem groan is pressing againt the bar on the 17.5 there is little little room what do you guys think ??? 17.5 or 19 my inseam is 31ish

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    while the groin should be an important deciding factor , how do you feel about riding it as such?


    PS - why are you figuring out sizing AFTER buying the bike?

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    Well its it tough to say the bike feels pretty good but once again first mountain bike and trying the bikes in the parking lot does not help !! It seems if the stem was alittle higher it might be more comfortable but the 19 seemed to big when i tried it standing above the bike would have been a bit of a problem !! but I have 30 days to change my mind so trying ot figure it out

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    30 days is nice.. Go get it onto some nice trails and figure out how you feel.

    imho as long as your nuts can clear the top tube with a bit to spare, you should be fine on that front.
    To mention something twice, I would also make sure that I'm comfy with the rest of the setup, not JUST nut clearance.

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    The important thing with that looooooong Fisher top tube is to check out your posture. You should not be sitting too upright on the bike. (Use a mirror or a friend to help you judge here.) If you are, try the 19".

    I'm 5'10.5" with a 33" inseam and tried the same bike- the same sizes. The 19" fit me better because I had a better posture (leaning forward).

    I really wanted to like the 17.5" too because they had a 2009 Marlin Disc for half price at my LBS.

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