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    Just Bought a K2 Zed 3.0, any advice?

    I just purchased a K2 Zed 3.0 from REI for $469 (It was on a clearance sale and was orginally 600). It is my first mountain bike as I am a newbie. I took it out for an 11 mile run on a simple gravel trail today, went over a small bumps and logs, up and down some hills and so far it seems ok. I just wanted to kind of get used to it and break it in a little bit.

    Is there anything I should no about the Zed 3.0? Like are there any specific parts I should watch out for that may break easy? Any kind of advice would be awesome.

    Thanks.

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    Hey man! Welcome to the K2 board!
    I have an 07 Zed 2.0 SE that I bought a few months back, and I absolutely love it. Your's will have upgraded parts over mine, so you should be set for quite some time. I have only upgraded to Ergon GX1 grips, and I swapped off the Kenda Klaw's for a sweet pair of Kenda Small block 8's. Great, fast rolling tire for roads and hard pack trails, which is what I'm riding 99% of the time.
    My best advice is get out there and ride it! Great bike man!!

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    Zeds are great. I would like one in my garage.
    Put some miles on it and enjoy.

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    Go have fun with it, enjoy the sport of mountain biking. As things break, then focus on upgrades. Since you have a new bike, it'll need some service after the cables have stretched, etc, take advantage of REIs service as well.

    Welcome to the K2 clan!
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    That's great! My first MTB was a Zed (not counting the Huffy, of course). Ditto what GLG said- use their service policy. When stuff breaks, have fun trying to fix it, or go to a friendly LBS for repairs. Most of all, have fun!
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