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    What are the MTB purchasing mistakes you have made?

    I don't think it is possible not to make any purchasing mistakes when it comes to MTB related products.

    Over the years, I have made lots of mistakes. The major ones would be getting wrong size/standard parts (I am doing this over and over agin).

    One time, I was very much into shaving weights, but a lot of investments later I realized that it was not the thing for me.

    I have also tried some experimental things (try to fit something that is not recommended) on mountain bikes which did not work out well, but in this case the fault is on my side

    Oh, yes, I have to mention fancy looking products that fail after couple of use too.

    I don't think there are people who don't ride MTBs anymore here, but I am sure that many of you have bikes that haven't touched for years in your garage.

    What are the MTB purchasing mistakes you have made over the years?

    Let me know

    Cheers!

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    None really yet, but a few others paths I could have taken.

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    chainguides. i have a mrp 2x, mrp 1x, e13 xcx, and e13 hiem in my garage. e13 trs+ on my bike. not mistakes per se but it took me a while to find the right setup. also have a good collection of different sized stems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE DESIGNER View Post
    One time, I was very much into shaving weights, but a lot of investments later I realized that it was not the thing for me.
    This. More than once, unfortunately.
    Only two infinite things exist: the universe and stupidity. And, I am unsure of the universe
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    Got a handlebar that was too narrow, got a schrader tube for a presta valve rim, an oversized handlebar for a normal size stem, and I think that is it. It is really annoying when you buy something that is wrong, but it is even worse when you buy the wrong stuff on the internet.
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    Bought one of these: BIONICON and it broke after first trail ride. Tried to contact Bionicon several times through email with no reply.
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    Mine was buying bike from Mikes bikes,they haven't got a clue and don fit you to a bike,
    next bike will be bought from go ride in redwood city

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    Quote Originally Posted by HitmenOnlyInc View Post
    Bought one of these: BIONICON and it broke after first trail ride. Tried to contact Bionicon several times through email with no reply.
    I generally stay away from companies that have "con" in the name.

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    Nuke Proof hubs!
    Lose lose lose.

    I also bought a used tire - which usually works out well. I intended to run it with a tube. The previous owner had run it tubeless so I received it with dried goop in it as well as about 50 thorns which I eventually extracted. Huge waste of time.

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    A Trek Session 77 frame from someone who said it was in great condition

    Bent derailleur hanger, toasted headset, gritty bearings and shot bushings.
    The cake is a lie.

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