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    Need Advice: Kilo TT v. Scrambler V3

    So I narrowed it down to a kilo tt or scrambler v3 for my first fixed gear bike. The bike will only be used for recreation on paved paths with some relatively steep hills around my house, as well as down lake shore drive in the spring. I want a bike thats quick but will also be sturdy enough to the point where I won't have to worry if I hop off a curb or two. Can anyone attest to the weight and speed difference between these two? what would you recommend? And could I get some sizing advice? I'm 6 ft 185.

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    Fitment question??



    >>>Fitment Calculator<<<



    Once you have that information, you'll be able to compare your results to a geometry chart of the bike you want to get. Be aware that the Kilo TT is sized using a c-c method when measuring the seat tube, rather than a c-t method that most bike manufacturers use.
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    If you don't plan on tricking or hurb copping () much then get a kilo tt. If you plan on copping hurbs/bunny hopping or doing anything like that then get a Scrambler v3, the Scrambler is a tricking bike that can withstand a good amount of abuse and it's still pretty quick. Like Jaytron said though, make sure you get the right sized bike.

    the Scrambler is probably a little slower and heavier than the Kilo TT, though. Your wheels also play a factor into it. You'd want a strong rim if you're going to cop hurbs.
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    lol alright, looks like kilo tt it is. Seems like a lot of people complain about its seat, can you recommend something better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hipster_Killa View Post
    Seems like a lot of people complain about its seat, can you recommend something better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hipster_Killa View Post
    lol alright, looks like kilo tt it is. Seems like a lot of people complain about its seat, can you recommend something better?
    The stock saddle never bothered me on rides less than 20 miles. If you're going further than that you'll probably want to change the cog before the saddle

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    ^Every ass is different. my first ride was unbearable.

    I'd recommend you ride it, and see what your first impression is. It could take <10 feet or 20 miles to find out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hipster_Killa View Post
    lol alright, looks like kilo tt it is. Seems like a lot of people complain about its seat, can you recommend something better?
    Like TT mentioned, the Charge spoon is great. If you go to your LBS you could also probably find some cheap saddles as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homebrewk View Post
    Like TT mentioned, the Charge spoon is great. If you go to your LBS you could also probably find some cheap saddles as well.

    Your username is ******* awesome BTW.
    thanks for the advice. lol yeah, in part its hipsters that got me interested in these bikes when I was living in Chicago last year but I'm glad I came on this forum and researched a good bike to buy instead of something that would've ended up in the jackass thread lol

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    not gonna cheap out this time and go with a TT pro lol. The tangerine yellow looks pretty awesome too, anyone have an idea how often bikesdirect restocks them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post

    Fitment question??



    >>>Fitment Calculator<<<



    Once you have that information, you'll be able to compare your results to a geometry chart of the bike you want to get. Be aware that the Kilo TT is sized using a c-c method when measuring the seat tube, rather than a c-t method that most bike manufacturers use.
    thanks!

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    ordered a tt pro over the weekend. thanks for everyones advice. Can't wait to ride it in the spring, looks like its going to be a long winter too!

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