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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    speed shifting problem

    Sorry for the newb question, i know not much about bike mechanics. I just bought a new bike 2 weeks ago and I have some problems with some speeds on my bike. When i use certain speed, there is a weird noise when pedaling like if the chain isn't correctly sit on the cassette. Is it a problem with a derailleur or are the cables not well ajusted? thanks

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    Probably the deraileur out of alignment which is probably due to cable tension. If you only bought the bike 2 weeks ago your LBS should adjust that for free.
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