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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    Stan's Rim Strip Width ??

    This is a full blown newbie question, I have an 06' Trek 8000, I've started putting some love and affection into it since I got back into riding after many years, I'm running wolverine Tubeless Compatible right now but with Tubes in. I'm about to order some rimstrips but want to make sure I'm getting the right Width strip.

    I'm pretty certain that the Stan's Standard Rim Strip (21.5 mm to 24.5 mm) is the correct one since i sort of took a measurement, but want to know if someone who knows their Sh*% can confirm. Wheel/Rim specs are below

    06' Trek
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    Wheels Bontrager Select Disc
    Tires Bontrager Jones ACX, folding, 26x2.2"

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    Without knowing (don't feel like searching) the width of your rim, that should be the rim strip that fits your wheel properly. I would just do a quick rim width measurement, but I think you'll be fine with that one. The fun part about rim strips is that you can always be wrong even if you do all the proper measurements due to the vast variation in rim types. Buy it from somewhere that will let you return or exchange it if you're wrong just in case.
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    thnx
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