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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    Windsor Cliff 4500!!

    Hello all, just picked up my black 17" Windsor Cliff 4500 a couple of weeks ago and I am loving it!

    Actually had a Bikes Direct store in the shopping center I work at! They didn't have it in stock but they did order it and assembled everything together! Some perks I got for ordering in store was free service for life.

    Here are a couple pics of the bike along with the vehicle to transport it around!


    photo by jqueyquep, on Flickr



    photo (2) by jqueyquep, on Flickr

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    Looks awesome! Now all you need is to pile on the miles!

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    Congrats on the new bike! That's nice that you were able to get it assembled, and free service.

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    that's awesome. Even more value since you can get service unlike most BD buyers.

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    Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the sport.

    However, we accept no liability if you get addicted like many of us here and what began as a diversion becomes a lifestyle.

    YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!

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    Nice bike and nice hatch.

    Question: where do you put your front wheel?

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    Thanks for the replies everyone.

    I've rode a little over 100 miles so far and loving it!

    hadeone: I usually put it behind the drivers seat or in the cargo area.

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    After a week of rain I finally got a chance to try out the WTB Velociraptor on the rear. Love it in the sand! just need to do the front now!


    photo 2 (1) by jqueyquep, on Flickr


    Last edited by 13bt; 04-05-2013 at 08:48 PM.

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