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Old 10-11-10, 05:18 PM   #1
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Would a kilo TT be a good commuter bike in NYC?

Any downsides to getting one as a commuter?

would there be a better option in the same price range?

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Old 10-11-10, 05:31 PM   #2
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what are you looking for in a bike?

Once you find that out, look for one that fits that then buy it.
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Lots of Kilos floating around the city. Should hold up fine as a commuter. As far as other alternatives....Any of the other BikesDirect ss/fg bikes would work just as well. Some come with brakes, which could be helpful.
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Lots of Kilos floating around the city. Should hold up fine as a commuter. As far as other alternatives....Any of the other BikesDirect ss/fg bikes would work just as well. Some come with brakes, which could be helpful.

Would I need fenders and does it come with the ability to add a rear rack?
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I've seen Kilos with a front rack, never seen one with a rear rack. As far as fenders, I like SKS Raceblades.
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oh and will running conti 4 season tires be good enough for the weather?
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Would I need fenders and does it come with the ability to add a rear rack?
The fenders is up to you...but the Kilo TT can support a rear rack...snap on fenders can be an option....but must you have a fixed for a commuter?...the Mercier Galaxy is under 400$ has a great frame and comes with a rear rack....and can support tires much larger than the kilo...BTW...I own both of these bikes...and both are commuting bikes. It just depends on the day!
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