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    Picking Between Four...

    I've narrowed my decision down to four bikes:

    Kilo TT
    Motobecane Fantom Cross UNO
    Windsor The Hour
    Dawes SST

    I'd marginally prefer the latter two, as they're a bit cheaper. If the difference in quality between any of the four is significant though, that's all that really matters to me.

    My ideal setup would include bullhorns, fenders, and 28 or 32mms, so any bikes that count toward that get extra points. Running a freewheel with brakes. These are all based on theory, though, as I've never owned a road bike.

    About me: replacing BMX for commuting about 3-5 miles a day. My town is TOTALLY FLAT, and our roads can be pretty bad, with large cracks and bumps in places. I'd like to start exercising on the few quality bike paths we have. Just shy of 6' with a 32'' inseam, I guess I'd get a 56 or 57 (or a 53 Kilo)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Epamek View Post
    I've narrowed my decision down to four bikes:

    Kilo TT
    Motobecane Fantom Cross UNO
    Windsor The Hour
    Dawes SST

    I'd marginally prefer the latter two, as they're a bit cheaper. If the difference in quality between any of the four is significant though, that's all that really matters to me.

    My ideal setup would include bullhorns, fenders, and 28 or 32mms, so any bikes that count toward that get extra points. Running a freewheel with brakes. These are all based on theory, though, as I've never owned a road bike.

    About me: replacing BMX for commuting about 3-5 miles a day. My town is TOTALLY FLAT, and our roads can be pretty bad, with large cracks and bumps in places. I'd like to start exercising on the few quality bike paths we have. Just shy of 6' with a 32'' inseam, I guess I'd get a 56 or 57 (or a 53 Kilo)?
    I would get the cheapest one, then spend what is leftover on the upgrades.
    Last edited by LanEvo; 07-04-12 at 04:35 PM.

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    For wider tires and fenders, perhaps also consider the Windsor Timeline. It already comes with a freewheel installed and both front and rear brakes.

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    Motobecane Fantom Cross UNO
    cross bikes sound perfect for your application
    Quote Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
    thats me mobbin on my half mile commute to school on my republic. sorry.
    PedalRoom

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarmankyle View Post
    Motobecane Fantom Cross UNO
    cross bikes sound perfect for your application
    This.
    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    Doing one-legged squats while holding chickens in each hand will make someone strong...that doesn't mean it's the best way to train for track racing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    That would be spectacular. A trail of blood and sealant.

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    The Motobecane is sweet but you might have to get a bigger chainring. It sounds like you'd spin out pretty fast with gear ratio since you live in such a flat area.

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