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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    so are all of the X9s standard?? non-rapid rise??

    i am trying to adjust my rear dreailleur hehe....

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    rapid rise is a shimano thing.

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    "Rapid rise" is a shimano marketing term... its not a style that noone else can use, but they would refer to it as "low-normal".


    To answer the question - they dont make the x-9 in a low normal version, so you dont tune it like a rapidrise (lownormal) mech.

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    gotcha. thanks =D

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