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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    still lazy to clean after 3mths weekly riding dirt~
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    This was last week. Awesome ride. Snow smoothed out the trail and everything was frozen underneath. Fast quiet and surreal.

    "So I'm packing my bag for the misty mountain.."
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    20 miles at Brown County State Park, 26 miles yesterday. (Didn't ride Schooner though )

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    ^ In Indiana?? Used to live near Bargersville many years ago...
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    bought an Easton MonkeyBar 2cm riser bar today

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    Did the front hub yesterday, today its the rear's turn to get overhauled

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixnr View Post
    This was last week. Awesome ride. Snow smoothed out the trail and everything was frozen underneath. Fast quiet and surreal.

    "So I'm packing my bag for the misty mountain.."
    Lovely. Used to ride solo in Chicago at Palos Forest when I was in grad school. I remember my first solo snow ride well, as I was coming from Southern California. Got lost, of course, and had visions of Survivorman with me stuck in the snow somewhere.

    Got out alive, of course.

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    Saw my bike go sliding across the pavement as I was going too fast around a wet turn.

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    fitted hydraulic brakes in the front, and took my bike for a few meters in the snow

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    Modified my head tube so that I could install a tapered fork:


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    I tried to go on a nice long ride today. But 2 miles in this happened to my chain...so I walked home. Picking up some MissingLinks tomorrow.


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    lets see i ordered alot of new S**T lol

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    Washed it off washing my car.

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    I Ordered new forks. Manitou Tower Pro.

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    Swapped the 1.95 Tioga tires out for Bontrager XR2's in 2.10. Got the pair of tires
    for $15 (new) at The Milwaukee Bike Swap last Sunday. Need better performance
    in the sand and am hoping the less aggressive tread than the 2.10 Nevegals that
    came with the bike and the wider width than the Tiogas that were on the bike now
    is the ticket.

    Tomorrow I am gonna go run the bike at a local trail to see how they work in the
    root strewn, sand and loose gravel, rocks, loam, and hardpack that exists there....
    I will run em in the sand next trip....unless there is 3 feet of snow...

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    And dig that crazy sculpted orange shag carpet and dark paneling! Yes folks, it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfGumby View Post

    And dig that crazy sculpted orange shag carpet and dark paneling! Yes folks, it is
    1978 in my house....
    Complete with the Dual-Cassette unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rutgyr View Post
    Complete with the Dual-Cassette unit.
    You saw that huh? That stereo is older than my oldest son! I run my computer output through it so I can play along to music with my bass guitars.

    Rock and Roll!
    Remember when we were kids and our Mom's said we could not play in the mud? I'm making up for it now!!

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    switched from 105mm to 80mm stem and went for a ride. Saw improvement but might want to go even shorter.

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    Today I rotated my tires.
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    Went for an evening ride in the hills.

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    Not a god damn thing! Still looking at buying the first mb. No it won't be nice.. But I will love her so much.

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    towed the munchkin around in the trailer on the ole rail trail & around the local minor league ball park - short ride but she seemed to enjoy it

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    Sent my bike to get powder coated and got my box of goodies from Chain Reaction Cycles and waiting for my other order to come in at my LBS, bikes going to be all new except forks and frame.
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    KHS Flagstaff 29er FS
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    I popped my rear tire in a rock garden, Stans took forever to seal a 1/8" hole. I got to use my Co2 inflator which was cool, but on the way out of the garden I lost it on the trail. didnt realize it until I was at the trail head, I had to go back and get it because I still needed more air to make it home. Think the Specialized 2bliss tire casing saved my butt even at less than 10psi it still wouldn't burp or roll of the rim.

    notes to remember, puncture a tire 10 times with thorns be sure to refill with sealant before riding again . upon refilling the tire I noticed 2 more large thorns in the rear tire, 1 sidewall and 1 on the edge of the tread/sidewall.

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    Took my new GT Sensor 9r Elite out for it's first test ride after final assembly. Short ride around the neighborhood streets to check out brakes, shifters, seat height, etc. This was my first online bike purchase, and since I still consider myself a noob, I wanted to be close to home for this ride... Just in case. So far so good. Hope the weather will cooperate at least one more time to allow an actual trail ride this year.

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