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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    ... and if we just ... Total newb question...

    This a pretty basic question but wanted to get a concrete answer. What is the difference between All Moutain, Cross Country, Freeride etc.? I have an idea of what the differences are but I was hoping I could get more information on the specific differences between the styles. I just started riding and someone asks me my style I just say I follow the trail..LOL

    Thanks everyone!

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    This quality post should be a STICKY

    Hey. The following post was very well put together. It should explain everything.

    Hey guys
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    Thanks, that works. I couldn't find anything when I tried to search.

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