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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    Specialized Enduro Expert 2001?

    Looking to buy a second hand bike to get into mountain biking and came across a 2001 specialized enduro. I live in the middle of no where so my options are limited, I was wondering what a bike that old would be worth? The link is below:

    Specialised professional mountain bike. Paid over $3000 | Bicycles | Gumtree Australia Mackay City - Mackay 4740 | 1049247932

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    What he paid doesn't matter so don't let that sway you. Mountain bikes have changed significantly in the 13 years. Don't just think about the purchase price but also the cost to replace worn out components. It could cost a lot more than you think.
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