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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Thread: Urban Ladder

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    Aug 2008

    Urban Ladder

    Buddy of mine has givin me a small area of land to work with, half grass half concrete. Its a boxy half moon shape around a garage, and the whole area slopes downward slightly like barely a three foot rise. This is maybe over fifty feet of space to work with. The plan calls for a quarter pipe in front of the driveway at the bottom of the slope. At the back of the garage we plan on building a ladder bridge that starts on a four foot high platform, drops down into a right hand turn and then has a little kicker. Go off the kicker bang a right and hit the quarter. Problem is how do u berm the ladder bridge. Keep in mind we are only 15 and 16 with a small budget.

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    Geez, I wish I had had those problems when I was your age. Sounds like fun. Repost your question under Urban/DJ/Park, I bet you get a lot more responses.

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    Feb 2007
    Post this where Plats said or in the Trail Building forum and it would probably help if you posted some pics as well.

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