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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    Feb 2004

    still looking for a frame

    Hey guys,
    I have been looking to get a new frame. Has anybody ever dealt with adrenaline bikes. I saw a good deal on there. Also, I was looking at an iron horse warrior pro in a 17 inch. Does that sound big for me. I am 5'6" with about a 28 inseam. Thanks.
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  2. #2
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    Feb 2005

    FS or Hardtail?

    What type of frame do you want or what type of riding do you plan on doing? I'm 5'7" and I use a 17" Giant XTC frame. It's a hardtail and fast as hell, it actually accelerates going uphill. Why are you buying just a frame?
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  3. #3
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    Jun 2004

    the size sounds right

    I think that size is right for you.

    28 inch inseam seems a little short for your height but these guys have a lowered top tube so it should work out fine.

    Keep in mind that if you put a longer travel fork on it than original spec that the top tube will be raised as well and you may encounter some clearance issues.



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