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Old 11-15-08, 05:03 PM   #1
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Brass knuckle vs Kilo TT?

I have been reading A LOT of good reviews on the Kilo TT frames and complete bike. But I was just wondering, how does the Kilo TT compare to the EAI Brass Knuckle? It's obviously not good as the Bare Knuckle, but there is a pretty good deal on a Brass Knuckle in my local ad. So I was just wondering, if they were they same price, would you choose a Kilo TT frame or Brass Knuckle frame? Thanks guys.
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Old 11-15-08, 05:05 PM   #2
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Brass knuckle is aluminum--may have a more harsh ride, no personal experience.
Aluminum has diff. fatigue life supposedly than steel. Steel is more forgiving/durable
supposedly. Search on aluminum vs. steel, form your own opinion then decide.
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kilo tt - agressive geo
brassknuckle - relaxed geo
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Believe it or not but the Kilo frame actually compares pretty well with the Bare Knuckles ride.
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Old 11-15-08, 05:58 PM   #5
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Believe it or not but the Kilo frame actually compares pretty well with the Bare Knuckles ride.
Really? I had no idea. That's very impressive. I was really decided on getting the Kilo frame until I saw the good deal on the Brass Knuckle. What do you think is a good price for a slightly used Brass Knuckle frame?
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Old 11-15-08, 06:20 PM   #6
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Believe it or not but the Kilo frame actually compares pretty well with the Bare Knuckles ride.
Hilarious!


Neither of these frames is pro caliber..but for mere mortals they are both fine. Sure there are going to be subtle differences in how they ride, but without extended test riding, you aren't going to know really which one is best for you. For a beginner, the differences in these frames are irrelevant. Aluminum and steel are both great frame materials. Go with what's cheaper or the one you like better.

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