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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    Website for bike parts and bikes

    What's a good website or websites for bike parts, tires, and bikes? I'm looking at getting some fox shocks and possibly some beefer tires. Thanks.

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    If you go to the reviews section of this site you can read up on what people think of various bikes, parts and accessories, and it usually has a 'buy it here' section at the top which gives you some online options.
    Should be a good starting point.
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    Maybe not the closest shops for you, but the price/quality is good.

    http://www.bike2build.nl

    http://bike-components.de

    Both are available in American Language.

    I guess that American parts won't be cheaper here

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    have you looked at the MTBR homepage ... there are at least half a dozen links on there for parts and bikes ... they even have them at the top of this page and all down the right side look over >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>. there
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