Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    18
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    SE Draft Lite vs Kilo TT frames... Opinions please...

    Hi folks I'm new to this but I've been playing around with a couple of fixes but right now I am trying to decided between a couple of bikes.

    There is a Kilo TT frame with bars, stem, headset, seat post and seat for sale, there is also an SE Draft Lite complete for sale. I'm not too worried about the prices as much as the quality differences in the frames as I would like to customize whichever one I choose to suit my tastes.

    Can some of you give me your opinions as to which frame you would go with between the two?

    Thanks guys and this is a great forum

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    central Ohio
    My Bikes
    Schwinn Madison, Windsor Dover
    Posts
    940
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hello and welcome. The Draft Lite is hi-ten steel and the Kilo TT is chromoly. The Kilo TT's chromoly will be a more forgiving, lively ride and is preferred.

  3. #3
    Brown Bear, Sqrl Hunter Jaytron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    My Bikes
    CAAD 10 4, Dolan DF4, Fuji Track Classic
    Posts
    4,292
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Kilo TT wins.
    PedalRoom

    Hey I just met you,
    and this is crazy,
    but here's my Strava,
    follow me maybe.

  4. #4
    To be continued Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    19,072
    Mentioned
    25 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Kilo TT.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

  5. #5
    Morton Nagrom_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    East Bay
    My Bikes
    CAAD3, CAAD10, GT Avalanche
    Posts
    9,750
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Kilo TT
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    No offense but you're an idiot.
    PedalRoom

  6. #6
    Senior Member sharmaji's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    BKLYN NYC
    Posts
    91
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ride a kilo these days; what i remember of testing the draft is not pleasant.

  7. #7
    We win all charity rides Street rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Central Michigan University/ GR, MI
    My Bikes
    BMX, fixed gear
    Posts
    3,381
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Kilo being chromoly is going to help with weight savings. My girlfriend has the Draft lite, and its incredibly heavy. Go Kilo.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    The brake lever is on the handlebars, so no one can complain about that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    If that was my house and you put your stupid bike in my flower garden to take a picture, I would come outside in my underwear and light you on fire.

  8. #8
    Morton Nagrom_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    East Bay
    My Bikes
    CAAD3, CAAD10, GT Avalanche
    Posts
    9,750
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My 55 kilo is is about 19.5lbs. My friends Draft is dumbass heavy. Straight up Schwinn varsity.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    No offense but you're an idiot.
    PedalRoom

  9. #9
    Cat Enthusiast ddeadserious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Plymouth, MI
    My Bikes
    All City Nature Boy
    Posts
    2,321
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've put together a Kilo TT and two Draft Lite, and I'd say the Kilo is definitely of better quality in pretty much every way.
    ALL CITY NATURE BOY

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    central Ohio
    My Bikes
    Schwinn Madison, Windsor Dover
    Posts
    940
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's unanimous!

  11. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    18
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks everyone for the feedback. Kilo it is

  12. #12
    Senior Member mihlbach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    6,375
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The Kilo TT is a better frame, but all these statements about Draft having a less forgiving ride and being Schwinn Varsity heavy are mostly nonsense. The components have a lot more to do with the weight differences of bicycles than frames.

  13. #13
    Morton Nagrom_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    East Bay
    My Bikes
    CAAD3, CAAD10, GT Avalanche
    Posts
    9,750
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    The Kilo TT is a better frame, but all these statements about Draft having a less forgiving ride and being Schwinn Varsity heavy are mostly nonsense. The components have a lot more to do with the weight differences of bicycles than frames.
    I think we're going on the assumption that both of the bikes are stock, from the factory.

    But the Kilo the OP mentioned should be SUBSTANTIALLY lighter, as it doesn't have any wheels.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    No offense but you're an idiot.
    PedalRoom

  14. #14
    Senior Member mihlbach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    6,375
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    I think we're going on the assumption that both of the bikes are stock, from the factory.
    OK, but the OP asked specifically about frame quality, and asked directly about opinions about the frames. So maybe you need to reread the post before answering. Not trying to be a doosh, just trying to avoid miscommunication due to half-assed reading comprehension skills.
    Last edited by mihlbach; 04-20-12 at 01:17 PM.

  15. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    central Ohio
    My Bikes
    Schwinn Madison, Windsor Dover
    Posts
    940
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    The Kilo TT is a better frame, but all these statements about Draft having a less forgiving ride and being Schwinn Varsity heavy are mostly nonsense. The components have a lot more to do with the weight differences of bicycles than frames.
    In my experiences, hi-ten frames have been more harsh of a ride than chromoly have been. I suspect the comparison of the Draft Lite vs. the Kilo TT would be similar.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •