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    Mercier Kilo WT5 as cross bike?

    I came across this over on Bikes Direct and got me thinking:
    http://bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott_wt5.htm

    After swapping out the tires for something more cx friendly, how would this fare as a cx bike?

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    both the uno and the wt5 have a cable stop right under the TT, which isn't ideal, right?

    I think it would work well until you had a REALLY muddy ride and needed to take apart the 5 speed IGH. That sounds pretty undesirable...
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    It's doable, but the bike will not be as fast as a derailleured bike.
    Last edited by Barrettscv; 10-09-11 at 01:40 PM.
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    ^ you'd be surprised. I'm not much slower (if at all) on my single speed as I was on my geared bike.

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    ^ you'd be surprised. I'm not much slower (if at all) on my single speed as I was on my geared bike.
    But this is a 5 speed internally geared bike. That adds mechanical friction.
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    fair enough.

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