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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.
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    Transport

    is there a easy cheap way to transport a bike in the back of a pick up without laying it down, I saw a pic of a couple of guys with the front wheels hanging over the tail gate with a blanket covering the tail gate would that work. I know this may sound dumb but I am just curious.

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    tie it down like the moto guys do.
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    Take a plank of wood and bolt a fork mount like this http://www.ebikestop.com/pyramid_bic...ount-45347.php (or two or three) into it. If you don't want to take your wheel off try a coupla tie downs like skip says. I just don't like the hanging over the gate thing, I like some stability and no contact with the vehicle's exterior paint.
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    the front tire over the tail gate is usually for short distances. ie... shuttlers.

    cheapest way would be tie downs. about 15-20 for a set of ties.

    you can buy custom bike mounts for your truck or make them yourself as suggested above.

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    thanks for the advice

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