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    What do you guys think of the new Kilo TT 2013?

    It was in stock earlier this week with some adjustments from the previous Kilos. I'm in the market for a new bike, I think I'm going to be getting one.

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/kilott.htm

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    Never heard of it.
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    somewhat disappointing

    looks identical to previous years, only a $50 price hike and on top of that the headset and spacers dont match with rest of the bike

    dafuq man?

    edit- pedals and saddle appear to be higher quality actually.
    Last edited by zazenzach; 10-06-12 at 12:51 AM.

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    Higher price? They've always been 400.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    Higher price? They've always been 400.
    thought they were $349

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    Quote Originally Posted by zazenzach View Post
    thought they were $349
    Not that I can remember.
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    2013 Kilo = meh. the pedals/clips seem like an improvement over whats included with other kilos, but it's still probably crapola.
    With Metta.

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    They put a black turtleneck on it.
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    thanckx.
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    Eh, nothing all that exciting. I'd ride it though.
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    just make sure you "TIGHTEN YOUR LOCKRINGS, CRANKS, PEDALS ETC BEFORE AND AFTER EVERY RIDE"

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    standard 144bcd now

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    what the...44/16??

    I guess since its 144bcd now you can be even more hip and use your old chainrings.

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    AND water bottle cage bolts?! blasphemy.

    anybody who rides a TT knows to learn how to NEVER drink water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zazenzach View Post
    thought they were $349
    They were. But then again they used to be $329

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    The Kilo TT craze on this forum is somewhat reminiscent of the Z. Cavaricci craze back in the 90's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyeomegasquared View Post
    The Kilo TT craze on this forum is somewhat reminiscent of the Z. Cavaricci craze back in the 80's.
    Fixed that.

    The Difference is that Z Cavaricci still bangs. And what is KiloTT anyways - everyone talks about that around here like it's obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
    Fixed that.

    The Difference is that Z Cavaricci still bangs. And what is KiloTT anyways - everyone talks about that around here like it's obvious.
    Dude, Z.C. was going strong in the early 90's.

    A Kilo TT is kind of like the Volkswagen of the SSFG community. IIRC, the word Volkswagen means "People's Car" and the original idea was to have a cheap and reliable uniform car for everyone to drive. Imagine the roads filled with nothing but VW beetles, every single person driving the exact same car. Sometimes I get the feeling that's what's about to happen in here, except with Kilo TT's.

    To be clear, it's not a bad bike by any means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyeomegasquared View Post
    Dude, Z.C. was going strong in the early 90's.

    A Kilo TT is kind of like the Volkswagen of the SSFG community. IIRC, the word Volkswagen means "People's Car" and the original idea was to have a cheap and reliable uniform car for everyone to drive. Imagine the roads filled with nothing but VW beetles, every single person driving the exact same car. Sometimes I get the feeling that's what's about to happen in here, except with Kilo TT's.

    To be clear, it's not a bad bike by any means.
    KiloTT German bike? I heard they were made in China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat56 View Post
    KiloTT German bike? I heard they were made in China.
    The country of origin was not the point of my post :|

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    They do come with sealed bearing hubs now, even though the new rims are probably boat anchors.

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    bat i figured youd have caught that, he was comparing the fact that VW bugs and kilo TT's where both cheap reliable and inexpensive and designed for the masses.

    Not that they where german designed or made..
    http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/pake-rum-runner-14226

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    As much as everyone recommends kilos to everyone, the ony person ive noticed even having one is nagrom
    ride bikes, eat food. the circle of life.

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    Can we talk about the new Windsor Hour instead?


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    Chain guards are sexy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    They do come with sealed bearing hubs now, even though the new rims are probably boat anchors.
    But are they cartridge? BD's descriptions are worth ****. The old hubs were also sealed

    It's also sad to know that the Windsor has linear pull brake levers with caliper brakes. CANT STOP. WANT TO
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    I'd rather ride a greasy bowling ball than one of those things.
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