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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    New question here. stem/handlebar question

    I currently would like to replace the stock Giant stem and bars on my 2003 Giant Iguana. I like the setup of the bike as is. Can anyone tell me what the dimensions of the stock stem are? I am thinking 120mm with 5 degree rise. If this is correct, please let me know.

    Thanks for your help.

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    I took a look on their web site but they did not have any dimension informaton on the stem

    They should be able to provide you with that info, or ask at your local bike shop
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    If it works, then why change? Sound like a waste of money. Anyway you can measure that stuff with a ruler.

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    Thanks for the help.

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