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: Wheel dents

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    Wheel dents

    So I just started biking a couple months ago and decided to take my bike out on the street. There's construction going on around my house and I hit a "pothole"...put a slight dent on the rim...

    On a tube wheel and tire setup is it pretty safe to just bend it back as good as possible until I get around to getting a new set?

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    You should probably see if the LBS can true it out.

    They can probably getting back into decent working order.

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