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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    Thank you and pic of new bike

    Hi All,

    as usual I got the normal for me uncontrollable urge to research everything I could before I bought my 1st Bike in 15 years.

    Just wanted to say thanks to all those that posted on the threads I created asking for advice, which has now led to me purchasing a bike.

    and here it is

    A trek superfly 9.6.

    next to find some time to ride... hopefully tomorrow.
    Thank you and pic of new bike-image.jpg

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    Sweet Ride man!! Congratulations time to get it dirty!!
    2013 Cannondale Trail SL 3

    "You will never ride alone"

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    Nice bike! Time to rip it up!

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    Nice ride, have fun!

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    Smart choice. This is a sport in which you get out of it what you put into it. That goes for both putting time in the saddle and for and the choice of bike well. A solid bike will leave you no excuses to get out there and enjoy what quickly becomes an addiction.
    "I think im gonna go to walmart and look at the mountain bikes and see if i can salvage the rear frame."- Nick_Knipp 3/21/12

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    Very nice rig, enjoy it!

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    Ride the rubber off that thang! Congrats!!
    TREK X CALIBER 6, MOTOBECANE USA MIRAGE SLX

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