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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  1. #1
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    Woot!!! I now own a bike

    Well thanks for all the input and all the posts here that led me to my first bike. I went with the Trek 6000 Hardtail and just got back from my first ride in 15 years. A friend and I rode about 11 miles around Orlando's I Drive. I can not wait till I can take her out on soem trails and see how the bike handles.

    Muskratt

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    Quote Originally Posted by muskratt
    Well thanks for all the input and all the posts here that led me to my first bike. I went with the Trek 6000 Hardtail and just got back from my first ride in 15 years. A friend and I rode about 11 miles around Orlando's I Drive. I can not wait till I can take her out on soem trails and see how the bike handles.

    Muskratt
    Awsome good job, post some pics, I want to see this bad boy!
    [SIZE="3"]The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash. ~Julie Furtado[/SIZE]

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    Congratulations!

    Enjoy it!
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    Awesome dude that's a good purchase there.

    Ride her hard.

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    You got a Trek- you made me happy ! Now go out and get some mud on the tires!
    "Winners never quit. Quitters never win. But those who never win and never quit are idiots."

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