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. #2801
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    2013 Revel1 29er

    First 29er and loving it so far.

    Eggbeaters
    Grips
    Lizard Skin carbon chainstay protector
    CatEye Micro Wireless
    RockShox Tora TK
    Sell Italia SLR Gel Flow
    Crankbrothers Cobalt 2 post (in the mail)

    CatEye Lights and DeFender set on the floor behind it
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    http://images.craigslist.org/3Gf3Fd3...04127f10b2.jpg

    2002 Diamondback sorrento sport from craigslist for $ 80. I like the way it rides , needs big cleaning.
    I wanna replace the seat post. The back derailleur is a SRAM 3.0 and the front is shimano TY-10 and it's a 7 speed .... I want to upgrade the derailleurs and considering an 8 or 9 speed upgrade ...Any suggestions on parts and models would be greatly appreciated . Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdrums View Post

    2002 Diamondback sorrento sport from craigslist for $ 80. I like the way it rides , needs big cleaning.
    I wanna replace the seat post. The back derailleur is a SRAM 3.0 and the front is shimano TY-10 and it's a 7 speed .... I want to upgrade the derailleurs and considering an 8 or 9 speed upgrade ...Any suggestions on parts and models would be greatly appreciated . Thanks
    Wow, that encourages me! I'm going to be scouring craiger from here on out!

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    Yeah @SpaceCraft totally do it m. I took it to the bike shop on my campus and its free tune up so that's great. Hitting the trail tomorrow

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    Bike 1)

    2012 Marin Bolinas Ridge 29er
    MSRP $699
    Sale price $499 from REI
    Upgrade = WTB Speed V saddle.
    Portland Design Locking grips
    And just ordered Wellgo MG-1 flat pedals

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    Bike 2)

    2012 GT Sensor Elite 9r
    MSRP $1999
    Paid $1035 from giantnerd.com
    Upgrades none yet but plan on doing pedals and seat first.

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    1989 Giant Iguana
    Paid $60 Craigslist
    Bought rim tape $5
    Free tire and tube from friend
    Tightened headset
    Adjusted derailleur
    Future upgrades will be moving parts from other bikes like low end flat pedals from GT and maybe seat. Also may put city tires on bike and use as urban assault vehicle and use on trainer.

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    Additional future upgrades will probably involve upgrading the suspension, brakes, etc on the GT and then moving the GT parts to the Marin.

    Bikes are ridden mostly in Pisgah and DuPont which includes some very difficult terrain.
    I ride everywhere my friends ride on their $3k+ bikes and have just as big of a smile at the end of the day which goes to show you do not have to break the bank to have a good time on a mountain bike no matter where you ride.

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    My Scott aspect 29 tour
    I put a RS xc32 fork on it

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    As a teen I use to BMX and rid all over the bronx. Going back 25 years or so. It was a concrete jungle so it was jumping homemade ramps and sidewalks and doing simple tricks.

    In 07 I bought this diamondback which back when I was a teen was the bike to have as well as a Haro. I purchased it used for $350 so i could ride to work once in a while. Well today finally i found in bikepedia that its a COIL model and goes for like $400 new. lol oh well i got hosed. I started getting into trail riding 3 months ago. Tossed like $400 in upgrades, hydraulics, new rims, tires better shifters etc. Well i took one jump and the back shock blew.....

    So I got this Giant anthem X1 thingy last mo nth and now i can make those huge steep hills finally!
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    ^^^^^^ Not seeing the "entry" level in this bike... lol, that is what like a $2000 bike?

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    lol, the Diamondback is my entry bike. My replacement was $2800 but a girl from my acadamy hooked it up for 2400 out the door.

    Today the new shock for the Diamondback comes in. Funny, when i decided to man up like back when I was 14 i built the nerves to do a simple roll off. Well thats when the shock said it was not going to hold up my 235lb self. lol Started leaking oil big time.

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    The Academy where I live sells Mongoose....I hate my town

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    I'm a crap camera man and have been to busy riding to get any better pics but here it is. Traded a 2011 haro fl one that was waaaaaaay to small for me for my 2012 aspect trail 29er. Will be upgrading the fork soon and thanks to simpledesign (local fellow member i ride with) I have his old disc wheelset and calipers to convert my to disc.

    If you have sex in a car with airbags....does that count as safe sex???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpledesign View Post
    The Academy where I live sells Mongoose....I hate my town

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    LOL beat me to it
    If you have sex in a car with airbags....does that count as safe sex???

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    just bought a 2012 Diamondback Overdrive 29er.

    first mountain bike and my budget was around 350. i have only gotten a chance to ride it twice since november due to wet trails and busy schedule. im pretty happy with it so far. not planning on doing anything too crazy. ill post pics later on

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    Upgrades!

    My Spesh Hardrock all upgraded

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    Your Entry Level MTB (Pics and Upgrades)

    Wow nice hardrock!!!??

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    Fresh out of the shop 2013 Giant Revel 0

    Manitou Tower Expert on the way
    Possibly hydraulic brakes in the near future (Shimano m596)

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    Re: Your Entry Level MTB (Pics and Upgrades)

    Waiting for the Brown Truck to deliver my Dawes HM2900. My third bike
    In as many months from bikesdirect. Doggone UPS!!!
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    Here is my entry level bike. Traded an old '08 Kmart bike for it and paid only $425 for it.
    I upgraded the Kenda Small block 8 tires to a Specialized Purgatory in the rear and a Kenda in the front.
    I was thinking about upgrading the fork, cassette to 10 speed, brakes to hydraulic, and a dropper post.......but I bought a 2013 Trek Cobia instead. The seat and pedals are swapped from that.
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    Wow man, that's a really nice Hardrock! I've got a Hardrock too, i'm curious in the difference between ours! I need to get a pic up of my ride, maybe tomorrow...

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    Your Entry Level MTB (Pics and Upgrades)

    That's awesome you'll have to add it to the hardrock topic. My hardrock pics are on there as well

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    specialized rockhopper 1999... 50 bucks lol

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    New at this just purchased scott scale 960

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    It's here!!! Pics shortly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    Here is my entry level bike. Traded an old '08 Kmart bike for it and paid only $425 for it.
    I upgraded the Kenda Small block 8 tires to a Specialized Purgatory in the rear and a Kenda in the front.
    I was thinking about upgrading the fork, cassette to 10 speed, brakes to hydraulic, and a dropper post.......but I bought a 2013 Trek Cobia instead. The seat and pedals are swapped from that.
    Looking GOOD!
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    My Marin Bobcat trail

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    Hi all,
    Here's my Marin Bobcat Trail which has had a few upgrades:
    rockshox reba rlt 120mm
    full 10 speed slx drivetrain (crank, front & rear deraileurs & shifters)
    Easton ec70 zero carbon seatpost
    Easton xc monkeylite carbon bars
    DT SWISS XR400 RIMS with sram x9 hubs (don't like the free hub!)
    Fizik Gobi xm saddle
    Thomson x4 stem
    Hope qr skewers & seatpost collar
    xt trail pedals
    Mucky nutz bender fender.
    rocket ron / racing ralph combo

    To be honest only the brakes & frame are original & i want rid of the tektro draco's!
    Now my wife hates me as a result of severe upgrade fever!
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