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Old 11-23-07, 01:18 AM   #1
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Kilo TT Vs Hour, everything besides the fork

i was just about to put in my order for a kilo, and a new fork on nashbar when i realized that the only reason i was buying the kilo over the hour at 50$ less was its fork, which i was replacing right away

should i just buy the hour? does it not have better hubs?


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Old 11-23-07, 01:31 AM   #2
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I hate the hour! My roommate has one and everything on it is crap. it's a decent frame though. I would go with the Kilo. Do you not like the kilo's fork? if your replacing everything then maybe the hour but the components are garbage
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Old 11-23-07, 01:38 AM   #3
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I saw an SE draft at performance for $200.
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after much searching, or maybe just a little searching to be honnest, everyone trashed the quality of everything but the frame of the hour... and the general consensus was to buy an iro, ha, anywhoo

yeah i just want a carbon fork, i have nothing against the fork on the kilo, i just do alot of riding on **** roads and brick/cobblestone, just something i want
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Man I wish my pista had the kilo's fork.
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Old 11-23-07, 02:18 AM   #6
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I know I'm not the first to say it, but the Kilo has one damned hot fork.
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I saw an SE draft at performance for $200.
They had them for less than $150 in store one day. It was nuts.
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hell, i would buy one for 150, put a new crank on it, an old fixed rear and flip it on CL.
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hell, i would buy one for 150, put a new crank on it, an old fixed rear and flip it on CL.
You would take the effort to install a new bb, crankset, pedals, clips and straps? Even if you got $300 it doesn't sound like you'd be making anything.

Besides you can still use a one piece crankset for FG.
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my roommate bought one of these bikes. (i told him not to) and the 1pc crank folded in about a month of fixed riding. (se did send him another crank though.)

oh, the crap would come from my parts bin anyway. it would be well worth it as i couldnt sell those parts for that much.
besides, i just saw one of these go for 350 stock/used on CL. haha.
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if someone stuck some anodized RD's on one itd sell so well
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Old 11-23-07, 04:27 PM   #12
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i was thinking of just rattlecanning an old sugino road crank to match the grips...that'll fetch the bux.
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Old 11-23-07, 11:48 PM   #13
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i own both. the hour's frame is noticeable more flexy than the kilo. which is actually something i like when i'm in the mood for a softer ride on the city roads....


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i was just about to put in my order for a kilo, and a new fork on nashbar when i realized that the only reason i was buying the kilo over the hour at 50$ less was its fork, which i was replacing right away

should i just buy the hour? does it not have better hubs?


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