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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    What happened to the ball bearing clicking sound?

    My bike is 2 1/2 yrs old,..I thought I was keeping up with the maintenance and stuff. I like to keep it clean and lubed. But when I watch some mtb'ing vids, I can hear the clicking sound as they go by without peddling, kwim? And thought,..wait,..I don't hear mine anymore. What happened?

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    That would be Hope, Chris King, or loud hubs.

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    Don't forget DT Swiss, Mavic, Sun Ringle' and a whole slew of others.

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    What happened...

    Quote Originally Posted by dadstoy View Post
    My bike is 2 1/2 yrs old,..I thought I was keeping up with the maintenance and stuff. I like to keep it clean and lubed. But when I watch some mtb'ing vids, I can hear the clicking sound as they go by without peddling, kwim? And thought,..wait,..I don't hear mine anymore. What happened?
    The pawls on your hub are worn in (or perhaps out). Depending on the number of miles you've ridden, it may be time to service your hub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken in KC View Post
    The pawls on your hub are worn in (or perhaps out). Depending on the number of miles you've ridden, it may be time to service your hub.
    Agreed. Take it to you LBS and have them check it out. A hub service is extremely cheap at the shop I go to.

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    I have two bikes which have "silent" freehubs, if your bike used to make the sound and now doesn't it might be getting worn but it might be wearing in. Probably worth taking it to a shop as mentioned if you're concerned about it.
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