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    Kilo TT Sizing

    I've been riding a 49cm Motobecane Track for the past couple of years and am ready to upgrade to something with a better build. I've pretty much settled on the Kilo TT (Wabi is nice but can't justify the cost to myself) and am trying to decide between the 47cm and 50cm frame sizes:

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    The standover height on the 50cm is slightly higher than my inseam, but the top tube length on the 50cm (523mm) is more in line with the fit calculator, which puts me at 516-532mm. Am I missing anything obvious?

    Oh and one other thing I found interesting - the 50cm looks to have the shortest wheel base, even though it has a longer top tube length than the 44cm and 47cm sizes. What's up with that? Misprint?

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    Go with the top tube length. Standover height is not important. Double check your fit on the fit calculator just in case. There is something funny going on with the wheelbase that maybe @TejanoTrackie can speak to. Does the 44 and 47 have 650 wheels and this would account for the discrepancy.

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    Standover is irrelevant. Top tube length is the most important measurement. Wheelbase value may be a mistake, but who really cares.
    Last edited by TejanoTrackie; 04-14-14 at 09:08 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    Does the 44 and 47 have 650 wheels and this would account for the discrepancy.
    No, they are all 700c wheels.
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    Thanks doods. Figured the wheelbase was a misprint.

    Any idea how often these bad boys come into stock? Sizing seems very limited.

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    How would anyone here know the answer to that question? Contact BD and ask them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    How would anyone here know the answer to that question? Contact BD and ask them.
    Good old Scrod. Already have.

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    In that case, here's an idea: wait for them to write back.

    ****ing kids today have no concept of how to think for themselves. This is the equivalent of ordering a pizza, then posting on a forum asking how long delivery will take.
    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 04-14-14 at 10:13 AM.

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    Thank you for your valuable input

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    Yeah top tube fit is everything. Standover comes is way second.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puppypilgrim View Post
    Yeah top tube fit is everything. Standover comes is way second.
    If standover mattered, I couldn't ride most of my bikes.
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    Does anyone know when the cafe up the street will have more jalapeno cheddar bagels? I stopped there on my way to the shop to grab a quick bite to eat and was pretty disappointed they were out of them.

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    How would anyone here know the answer to that question? Contact the cafe and ask them.

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    What's their number?

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    So in case anyone is curious, BD hasn't had a shipment of the chrome tipped Kilo TTs in over a year. Posting this here for reference purposes, maybe it'll help someone in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Does anyone know when the cafe up the street will have more jalapeno cheddar bagels? I stopped there on my way to the shop to grab a quick bite to eat and was pretty disappointed they were out of them.
    Jalepeno cheddar bagels are awesome.
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