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bwilli88 11-16-16 08:07 PM

Kilo WT max tire size and color
 
I am thinking of a relatively inexpensive fixed for both gravel and road. I have been seeing that the typical snarky post for the topic "What bike for a first timer" is a Kilo TT. Just for simplicity and expense sake a Kilo WT looks good. I am wondering what the Max tire size will be because I would like to run some Bruce Gordon Rock and Roads which are 700cx43. Also does anyone have a picture of the green, it looks meh.

franswa 11-16-16 08:57 PM

Bruce Gordons on a budget frame is like drinking good wine in a solo cup. That said, you could probably get away with it.

TejanoTrackie 11-16-16 09:01 PM

I think you'll be ok with 700x43c tires on the Kilo WT. I have a Kilo WT with fenders, and there's plent of room for 700x35c tires on mine. BikesDirect claims you can fit up to 700x45c.

seau grateau 11-16-16 09:12 PM

Max color is probably red.

bwilli88 11-17-16 08:25 AM

Budget frame yes but the contact points, seat, grips, pedals, and tires, almost always get an upgrade. It would get a Brooks Cambium C-19 and the Bruce Gordon's right off. With some ergo grips and Shimano 520 SPD pedals eventually. Then drivetrain and maybe wheels depending upon which breaks or wears out first.

TejanoTrackie 11-17-16 08:52 AM

The stock wheels and cranks on the Kilo WT are quite good actually, so you shouldn't need to replace them. I've had mine for over six years, and they are like new. The frame is made in Taiwan, and has the same level of quality of other steel frames made there. The only rather cheap part of the frame are the dropouts. If you replace the stock tires, saddle and pedals you will have a very nice bike.

AristoNYC 11-17-16 08:13 PM

700x47. but its a pain in the ass getting the brakes to not rub. I wouldn't recommend going over 43.
http://www.pedalroom.com/p/mercier-k...wt-26755_2.jpg
http://www.pedalroom.com/p/mercier-k...wt-26755_1.jpg
http://www.pedalroom.com/p/mercier-k...wt-26755_5.jpg
*700x47 Continental City Ride II Reflex Tire

Hiro11 11-21-16 05:00 PM

I run 38s on mine with SKS Chromoplastic fenders. No problem whatsoever.

BTW, this bike is a great value for an inexpensive and extremely durable SS/F bike. My WT is several years old and has about 5K miles on it. I've used it for everything from 60+ mile gravel races to fast group rides to winter training to riding with the kids. I've frankly thrashed it and it still looks new. Tough as nails.

Wspsux 11-22-16 10:06 AM

@franswa I'm not sure theres anything wrong with either of those things.

JTims 01-01-19 10:13 AM

Reviving this dead thread just so I don't create a new one:

Those with a Kilo WT with fenders, what max size tire can you fit? I put Planet Bike Cascadia fenders on my WT with the stock 32mm tires, and it was a huge pain in the ass to get them to not rub. I feel like if I go any larger, I'm going to get rubbage. Thoughts?

veganbikes 01-02-19 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by JTims (Post 20727448)
Reviving this dead thread just so I don't create a new one:

Those with a Kilo WT with fenders, what max size tire can you fit? I put Planet Bike Cascadia fenders on my WT with the stock 32mm tires, and it was a huge pain in the ass to get them to not rub. I feel like if I go any larger, I'm going to get rubbage. Thoughts?

I might just look up at previous posts since they outline it quite well as 38c with SKS mudguards. You could be using fenders that are too narrow or have them set up incorrectly or are using a knobby tire which can cause issues.


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