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Old 08-28-12, 09:32 PM   #1
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Which of these 4 fixed gear bikes should I get?

I've been really looking at bikesdirect.com and I've been seriously looking into these bikes:

1: Dawes SST AL
2: Mercier Kilo TT Pro
3: Motobecane Team Track
4: Raleigh Rush Hour (not from bikesdirect.com)

I like them all. The only one, frame wise, that got me really looking at it is the Motobecane Team Track. Although more expensive than the others but I can try and wait to save a bit more. Anyways, anybody who has experience or just knows a lot about any of these bikes please i will appreciate any recommendations on which is better quality, durability, lighter, and all that good stuff. My limit is $700. Also, if you guys have any other recommended fixed bikes please let me know. Thanks guys.....
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Old 08-28-12, 09:45 PM   #2
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if you're using it for street use, kilo tt
if you're racing on the track, motobecane
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Kilo TT Pro.


The moto team track has been sold out forever, and they aren't restocking.
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Are you sold on getting a BD bike? If not and you have $700, how about the Wabi Classic:

http://www.wabicycles.com/classic_bike_spec_11.html

Plus shipping will bring you a bit over $700 though.
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Kilo TT Pro.


The moto team track has been sold out forever, and they aren't restocking.
No joke. They should take down bikes if they don't have em in stock.
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@Nagrom: Oh yeah they are? I didn't know that. Well I really like the Kilo TT Pro as well so thanks....lol
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@BigglyPuff: I agree they should. Btw, I looked at the Wabi Classic and they look nice. Thanks. I had no idea about them...
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I have a TT Pro.

It's a great bike.
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One does not simply say "I have a TT Pro" when one owns "The World's Nicest Kilo".
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lol... my bad...

Kilo TT Pro Pro
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What do you all think of the Raleigh Rush Hour or the eighthinch scramble? I read a few good things about them....
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I think the rush hour is a nice bike, I would buy one
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I love Raleigh but the Motobecane comes with Dura ace.
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I love Raleigh but the Motobecane comes with Dura ace.
See post #3.
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has anybody actually checked how many TT Pro there are? There is a 44 and a 47 thats it.
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has anybody actually checked how many TT Pro there are? There is a 44 and a 47 thats it.
"restock fall 2012"
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oh yes im waiting for that going to pick up a pro frame
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I ride an 09 Rush Hour. I'm under the impression that Reynolds 520 is very similar to, if the not exact same thing as Cromoly 4130. So keep that in mind when choosing.

As much as I like the bike, the only stock thing on there now is the headset, fork, and wheelset. I needed to experience the process of upgrading parts. If I had a choice now, I'd just go with a frame and build up, like I'm currently doing with my second bike.

But the Raleigh is solid, durable and very dependable with all of the various parts switched out. Also consider fork/frame clearance for wider tires, in case you ever want to switch up the ride. I'm going through that now and my Raleigh doesn't seem like it would fit 28-32c rear tires.
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They also said they will possibly restock the Moto Team Track in December. Who knows.
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I ride an 09 Rush Hour. I'm under the impression that Reynolds 520 is very similar to, if the not exact same thing as Cromoly 4130. So keep that in mind when choosing.

As much as I like the bike, the only stock thing on there now is the headset, fork, and wheelset. I needed to experience the process of upgrading parts. If I had a choice now, I'd just go with a frame and build up, like I'm currently doing with my second bike.

But the Raleigh is solid, durable and very dependable with all of the various parts switched out. Also consider fork/frame clearance for wider tires, in case you ever want to switch up the ride. I'm going through that now and my Raleigh doesn't seem like it would fit 28-32c rear tires.
oh wow....indeed ill keep this in mind, thanks.
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They also said they will possibly restock the Moto Team Track in December. Who knows.
This will be nice if they do. Frames like the moto team track are what I mostly like.
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No love for the SST AL
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