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    puppy mangler
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    kilo stripper or kilo tt pro?

    my friend doesn't know if he should get the stripper or the kilo tt pro.
    the pro is 100 dollars more than the stripper.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...t_stripper.htm

    or

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...kilott_pro.htm

    is the 100 dollars for the pro really worth it.
    i told him to get the stripper over the regular kilo tt which i own because it comes with front and rear brakes.

    your ideas on which to get, stripper or pro?

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    Pro has slightly better components but I'd get the stripper. No decals and includes rear brake too. Put the money you saved towards upgrading parts as you see fit.
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    I dunno. If you like the parts offered on the pro, why not go for it? The upgrades are definitely worth more than the $100.

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    the only "improvements" are the wheels and cranks. i've upgraded both on my kilo and don't notice a ton of difference. i would get the stripper, and use the $100 i saved on a carbon fork.
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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    er what's up with the black magic paint? did they just very unevenly drop colored sprinkles on and clear over it?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by iTripped View Post
    I dunno. If you like the parts offered on the pro, why not go for it? The upgrades are definitely worth more than the $100.
    not if you are going to change the wheelset eventually anyways.

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    No doubt the Subs are a step up from the stock KTT wheels but are the cranks on the Pro even that much better? I really don't find much wrong with the Truvativs that came on my Kilo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tFUnK View Post
    the only "improvements" are the wheels and cranks.
    aren't the hubs better? sealed precision bearings on pro vs "normal" sealed ball bearings on stripper
    don't know if the bearings make a huge difference on the ride though

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    Well yeah...by saying the wheels are better I would figure hubs to be part of said wheels. The hubs on my stock wheelset are proving themselves to be not quite as well-behaved as I would like them to be.

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    If the general idea is to swap out the stock parts, why not just get the frame and go nuts building it up? My assumption is that the OP was looking to buy a complete bike to ride. Not knowing more than that, I'd say that an extra $100 or so isn't a bad price jump to pay for a parts upgrade on a bike that was bought to be ridden as-is. Really, it comes down to decals, as that is the hardest thing to change.

    OP - if your friend likes the nicer wheels/cranks/hubs, he should go for it. If he already has designs on replacing those things, mebbe the stripper is a better way to go, unless he will be craigslisting the parts.

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    Pro fo sho. Better crank wheels, and hub.

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    i'd go with the stripper, too bad it doesnt have a color that i like.

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    Is it his first bike? If it is, then get the bike with the better parts. If it isn't(and he already has a good bike), then get the prettier bike.
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