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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    syn lube for stanchions

    Will pedros syn lube be suffice for lubing the stanchions on my fork, or should I get the proper fork oil? I am kinda hesitant as it has a warning that polymer agents will break down dirt; what else will it break down?
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    syn lube would be ok to use. just apply a little bit to the stanchions, wipe off the excess. you jsut want a slight film of lube on the stanchions to keep dirt from sticking to them.

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