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    09 Rush hour or Kilo tt

    So I had decided on getting the Kilo tt and Have the money in my hand. Problem is, I went to test ride some bikes to better figure out my sizing. Long story short, I fell in love with the rush hour.

    My question is, is the Kilo going to be worth the price? Will I love it? Or should I simply save up and buy the Rush hour?

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    if you can afford it, buy the rush hour. It is a beautiful bike. The Kilo will not disappoint if you want to go a cheaper route though.
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    Rush hour is not better, but it is more expensive and has completely different geo.

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    The kilo is good for just starting out. Save the money and upgrade the parts as you go.

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    I vote for the Rush Hour

    The Raleigh has road geometry including a decent length of headtube (think minimal drop from saddle to bars). Unfortunately, it lacks cable guides and bottle bosses. The Kilo has a miniscule HT throughout the range of sizes, but does come with guides and bosses. If you combined the two, you'd get a decent fixie. On balance, I'd test ride the Raleigh and get the one the size that fits. I still use my Rush Hour for winter training. The Kilo went back when I couldn't make the geo work for me.

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    i ride a 60cm kilo and it is a bit twitchy, but that's what you get from the geometry
    if you want a project, get the kilo.
    if you don't feel like upgrading half the parts, get the raleigh
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    Quote Originally Posted by MerckxMad View Post
    The Raleigh has road geometry including a decent length of headtube (think minimal drop from saddle to bars). Unfortunately, it lacks cable guides and bottle bosses. The Kilo has a miniscule HT throughout the range of sizes, but does come with guides and bosses. If you combined the two, you'd get a decent fixie. On balance, I'd test ride the Raleigh and get the one the size that fits. I still use my Rush Hour for winter training. The Kilo went back when I couldn't make the geo work for me.
    The tt does not have guides or bosses as far as I can tell, it has no brakes. The rush hour has front and rear brakes standard
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    Quote Originally Posted by MerckxMad View Post
    The Raleigh has road geometry including a decent length of headtube (think minimal drop from saddle to bars). Unfortunately, it lacks cable guides and bottle bosses. The Kilo has a miniscule HT throughout the range of sizes, but does come with guides and bosses. If you combined the two, you'd get a decent fixie. On balance, I'd test ride the Raleigh and get the one the size that fits. I still use my Rush Hour for winter training. The Kilo went back when I couldn't make the geo work for me.
    I have a 50cm Rush Hour and it has tiny 80mm headtube. The only thing that bike is good for is getting in the drops and sprinting. I need 35mm of spacers and a stem flipped up to get a cockpit similar to my Synapse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukewall View Post
    I have a 50cm Rush Hour and it has tiny 80mm headtube. The only thing that bike is good for is getting in the drops and sprinting. I need 35mm of spacers and a stem flipped up to get a cockpit similar to my Synapse.
    haha, now that you mention it all I did was sprint the bike. I felt odd cruising off of the drops
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    I was just going to ask if you had suggestions haha, thanks! What is the reason for needing a new rear cog?
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    Yeah, I was already planning on the gr-9's. Thanks for the tips
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    Just bought the Kilo, now it's a waiting game
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