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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    unbelievable

    how the hell can someone steal a bike which was locked to a bike rack for less then 3 mins whilst i went for the toilet????? feel like ive lost a part of me

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    They had about 5X the time needed to steal your bike...oh, wait you mean morally "how"? Well, all I can say is that nothing people are capable of doing to each other shocks me anymore. Sad, ain't it? You know that gian asteroid that *just* missed the Earth about a decade ago? Sometimes I think we had that comin'....

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    im still shocked i mean if i saw a guy with bolt loppers trying to steal a bike i would of stopped him !!!!! over 500 british pounds i spent on the thing hard earned cash bunch of idiots if i find him i will flatten the bugger

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikingtarga
    im still shocked i mean if i saw a guy with bolt loppers trying to steal a bike i would of stopped him !!!!! over 500 british pounds i spent on the thing hard earned cash bunch of idiots if i find him i will flatten the bugger
    Chances are, it wouldn't take much to scare them away. I've saved two people's bikes outside my dorm at school in the past. Theives are usually cowards, so when you say ANYTHING to them, they run. All I said to both of the guys was "Excuse me, is there something wrong with your lock?" and they play dumb for a second and act like it's their bike. Then I say something about "Oh, you're borrowing my friend's bike, I don't remember him saying he was going to let anybody ride it" and they get all nervous thinking I actually know the person who owns the bike(I didn't know either of them) and they left.

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    im gonna buy 20 motorbike locks lol

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