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    Kilo vs BigShot

    After reading through tons of reviews I am conflicted in what to get. Please don't say Kilo>Bigshot, I know it is. I just have some other considerations as well as questions.

    BigShot currently has a 30% deal, driving the price down from $429 to $299 but costs $340 with shipping.
    https://www.bigshotbikes.com/secure/fixies_on_sale.php

    On the other hand, Kilo TT costs $399, which includes shipping I think. http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/trackbikes.htm The TT Pro is $430 and I read some people arguing for that. Not sure if that is worth the extra. Now this being said, I would much rather pay $299 as I would have to invest in a number of other things (helmet, lock, light). Is the Kilo's greater functionality worth the extra? Is

    The main complaints against BigShot is its fork and its weight. Can't the fork be adjusted if servicing is done? How much is the weight difference (I did not see specifications on Kilo TT's weight).

    Also what about size? Do I need to go through all those measurements to find the right fit for the Kilo? I'm 5'8" and 135 lbs.

    Thanks for helping.
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    My friend's size 50 Kilo was 20lbs when I built it, from what I remember. I'm sure it's lighter than a Big Shot. Also, if you don't like the fork, it will cost you more money to switch it out. You can't just "service" a fork, unless you're talking about painting it or cutting the steerer shorter (i.e. slam the stem). The Kilo is worth it; you should only consider the Big Shot if you must absolutely have a certain look right away - it being on sale helps a lot, too. As for your size, if you're around a 30 inch inseam, you should fit on a 50. Use a fit calculator if you want to be absolutely sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Training.Wheels View Post
    My friend's size 50 Kilo was 20lbs when I built it, from what I remember. I'm sure it's lighter than a Big Shot. Also, if you don't like the fork, it will cost you more money to switch it out. You can't just "service" a fork, unless you're talking about painting it or cutting the steerer shorter (i.e. slam the stem). The Kilo is worth it; you should only consider the Big Shot if you must absolutely have a certain look right away - it being on sale helps a lot, too. As for your size, if you're around a 30 inch inseam, you should fit on a 50. Use a fit calculator if you want to be absolutely sure.
    Also it takes 60% off on Kilo. Is that just a marketing ploy?

    I am 30in inseam.

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    Please ignore this thread. I found answers in past threads.

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    You'll be hard pressed to find a Kilo in your size right now unless it's the WT

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    You'll be hard pressed to find a Kilo in your size right now unless it's the WT
    I got the Kilo TT 50 Black. Wanted the green but I can just upgrade to green tires.

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    Awesome! You bought it quick, haha. Good on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Training.Wheels View Post
    Awesome! You bought it quick, haha. Good on you.
    I decided to buy it and am happy I did but I cannot but help feel resentment towards this community haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameniste View Post
    Also it takes 60% off on Kilo. Is that just a marketing ploy?

    I am 30in inseam.
    Just to let you know, yes it's a giant marketing ploy. They are always "60% (or whatever) off."
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    So the main advantage of the Kilo TT is its Reynolds 952 frame which is essentially 4130 Chromoly. Big Shot frames also use Chromoly now, even their $299 sale bikes. Did I just make a mistake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameniste View Post
    So the main advantage of the Kilo TT is its Reynolds 952 frame which is essentially 4130 Chromoly. Big Shot frames also use Chromoly now, even their $299 sale bikes. Did I just make a mistake?
    Reynolds 520 tubing, which is comparable to 4130 cromo. Might be a bit lighter, IIRC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calv View Post
    Reynolds 520 tubing, which is comparable to 4130 cromo. Might be a bit lighter, IIRC.
    Mm so overall good or bad decision? haha

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    The Kilo TT is a fine bike.
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    kilo tt is very retrogression-ish. if you like to bikeage a lot, kilo tt or big shot is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wut View Post
    kilo tt is very retrogression-ish. if you like to bikeage a lot, kilo tt or big shot is fine.
    Really though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    Really though?

    things are getting more interesting here everyday

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    He'll be gone soon enough.
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    Doesnt retrogession hate the kilo tt?

    But id get a kilo, sell the wheels on CL and use that money to buy some soopa deepvees, spend maybe anextra fifty andget a big shot bike that is about three pounds lighter.

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    They don't hate the Kilo TT, they hate people asking questions about the Kilo TT like they sell em.
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    Seriously. When is BF going to get it and just make a Kilo TT vs. _____ subforum?

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    When the mods get free Kilo TTs
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    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by calv View Post
    He'll be gone soon enough.
    You mean me? I actually plan to stick around and learn more about bikes. I'm treating the Kilo as training wheels for learning how to upgrade and then move up to the big boys.

    Quote Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
    Doesnt retrogession hate the kilo tt?


    But id get a kilo, sell the wheels on CL and use that money to buy some soopa deepvees, spend maybe anextra fifty andget a big shot bike that is about three pounds lighter.

    Sorry, I don't really understand what you are saying here.


    On a side note. I need advice on what to wear while commuting. I kinda don't want to wear the spandex at least not with a single speed bike. My ride will be about 4.5 miles. I bought the Kilo TT assuming that it can handle this length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameniste View Post
    You mean me? I actually plan to stick around and learn more about bikes. I'm treating the Kilo as training wheels for learning how to upgrade and then move up to the big boys.




    Sorry, I don't really understand what you are saying here.


    On a side note. I need advice on what to wear while commuting. I kinda don't want to wear the spandex at least not with a single speed bike. My ride will be about 4.5 miles. I bought the Kilo TT assuming that it can handle this length.
    I'm pretty sure he's talking about Wut, and not you. As for commuting, wear whatever the heck you want, and just roll up your pants so they don't get eaten up by the chain. 4.5 miles is nothing to be concerned about. My friend kept up with me for 30 miles on one of his first rides on his Kilo TT. Before that, he never really rode much.
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