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JMR 01-23-14 10:26 PM

Dolan DF4 vs Koga Kimera
 
So I have pretty much decided that I deserve a new track bike (frameset anyway)... pretty much have it down to 2 choices, Dolan DF4 or NOS Koga Kimera.

What is everyone's thoughts? GO. :)

JMR

Impreza_aL 01-23-14 10:38 PM

kimera for the street cred.

carleton 01-23-14 10:56 PM

Koga.

Baby Puke 01-24-14 12:21 AM

Koga, it's Dutch fer cryin out loud!

A Japanese teammate has one and it's SWEET.

Impreza_aL 01-24-14 12:59 PM

a friend who races at hellyer recently picked one up. too bad his photo taking skills are lacking.

https://scontent-a-pao.xx.fbcdn.net/...06333876_n.jpg

Jaytron 01-29-14 11:36 PM

Koga, because it has a round seat tube.

Baby Puke 01-29-14 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jaytron (Post 16452314)
Koga, because it has a round seat tube.

Are you still having issues with that?

Jaytron 01-29-14 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baby Puke (Post 16452321)
Are you still having issues with that?

Ehhh, no not really.

It maybe drops 1mm or 2mm over the course of a few weeks? Nothing crazy. Seems to be a problem with ALL aero seatposts tbh.

Baby Puke 01-30-14 12:11 AM

Hmm, that's a bummer. Lee having that problem too?

Jaytron 01-30-14 12:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Baby Puke (Post 16452353)
Hmm, that's a bummer. Lee having that problem too?

I'm not sure, maybe. It's pretty small. I added some carbon paste and tightened it down a bit more to see what's up.

BenjyStoch 02-26-15 07:13 AM

Hey Guys, I had the choice of a PLANET x TOR vs the DOLAN DF4, just pulled the trigger and went for the DOLAN, so you all believe that the additional 750 is really justified on the KOGA KIMERA? anyone got any feedback on the DF4??

Velocirapture 02-26-15 07:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BenjyStoch (Post 17586294)
Hey Guys, I had the choice of a PLANET x TOR vs the DOLAN DF4, just pulled the trigger and went for the DOLAN, so you all believe that the additional 750 is really justified on the KOGA KIMERA? anyone got any feedback on the DF4??

Have a look at this thread http://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycl...ete-bikes.html . You will get a whole lot of info on track frames currently out there.

(oh, and welcome, fellow countryman! :D )

Jaytron 02-26-15 12:33 PM

Feedback on the DF4? It's an amazing bike. Most on my old team ride it now. Another quickly adapted brand at my local track has been Dixie Flier.

700wheel 02-26-15 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JMR (Post 16436369)
So I have pretty much decided that I deserve a new track bike (frameset anyway)... pretty much have it down to 2 choices, Dolan DF4 or NOS Koga Kimera.

What is everyone's thoughts? GO. :)

JMR

Assuming the frame geometry and stiffness are near identical I would select the one that takes my existing BB and crank set with adequate chain stay clearance. Them I would look at price and frame color.


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