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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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    I'd have thought it was year-round riding. We got 2 feet of snow a couple weeks ago and still have a wet 4-5" hanging around. Boo.
    The year round riding is great. I live in the Phoenix, AZ area. The only things we really have to watch out for are: cactus, sharp jagged rocks, rattle snakes, and heat stroke. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielrg_usa View Post
    The year round riding is great. I live in the Phoenix, AZ area. The only things we really have to watch out for are: cactus, sharp jagged rocks, rattle snakes, and heat stroke. Lol

    Sent using my fat thumbs!
    YAY for AZ mountain biking!!

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