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: XC wheels

  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    New question here. XC wheels

    I would like to buy a new pair of wheels for aggresive XC use.What do you prefer to me???What wheels do you install to your bikes??My badget is $250-270.

  2. #2
    Reputation: SingleTrackLovr's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    The best thing I ever did for my Mtn Bike was get a second set of wheels and tires for trail use only.
    I put a set of Conti Town and Countries on the wheels that came with the bike for my daily cruising on the local bike paths and picked up as set of 2006 XT M765 Mavic 317
    Like theses:

    I added an XT 11T-32T hub
    With some Raptor 2.14s


  3. #3
    pronounced may-duh
    Reputation: Maida7's Avatar
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    Apr 2005
    I've got some mavic crosslands. link to crosslands fro 250.00 at pricepoint They are rim or disc brake compatible. UST or regular tire compatible. Decent strength decent weight nice sealed bearings. Very good wheels for the money. Also have a look at magura wheels. You can get better but it may cost you twice as much.

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