Im trying to build my own bike for the first time. I ordered a 2008 black market riot, as i have a friend who has one and raves about it. I read on the black market website that this bike has a intigrated headset. What does this mean. I have already purchased a cane creek Aheadset (have one on my other bike and love it + its cheap ) is this frame and headset compatible. Do i even need a headset?
IRO Mark V pro (RIP), Bianchi Giro, Giant Xtc1, Redline Conquest Pro, Kelly Deluxe singlespeed.
It has to to with the headtube on the frame you ordered a traditional (threadless) headset is pressed into the headtube. A frame designed for an integrated headset has a headtube shaped for the bearings to be placed inside... its just a matter of two different styles.