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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    1" headset means head tube is also 1"

    Hi. I'm selling a 1996 Cannondale M200 SE 16" frame. It has a 1" Tange-Seiki SE-II headset. Does that mean the head tube size is also 1"? Thanks

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    No, it does not. It means that the steerer tube is 1" in diameter. The steerer is the part the stem goes into.

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    It means that the headtube size is... Whatever size a 1" headset and 1" fork fit into. You cannot put a 1 1/8" fork/ headset in that frame, if that is what you are asking.

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