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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  1. #1
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    Spoke came out, won't screw back in..

    So I was doing a few jumps..then the next day when I'm doing basic maintenance, I found that some spokes on the rear wheel have become really loose. One of them was so loose that I could pull it out of the nipple. I have tightened most of them up, but the one that came out of the nipple won't screw back in. I am turning the nipple with the tool but nothing is happening.

    Am I doing something wrong?


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    Most likely the threads on the nipple are stripped. Replace the nipple.

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