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The New Mercier Kilo TT Pictures Thread (2011 & 2012)

Old 01-14-12, 11:18 PM
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Ignore the chain hanging from the BB.
I'm waiting for my new cog to arrive.

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Old 01-16-12, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Geraldjna View Post
Ignore the chain hanging from the BB.
I'm waiting for my new cog to arrive.

The matte black looks great, good choice.
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Old 01-17-12, 09:42 AM
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Old 01-17-12, 11:58 AM
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^very proper. *pat shoulder*
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Old 01-17-12, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by joakley View Post
Has anyone tried the Kilo TT Pro on a steeply banked track? If so how would you describe the handling.
redmond group health marymoor is NOT steep by most track racer standards, but i loved how the kilo felt on the banking. it's not as quick handling as you would want in a seasoned elite race, but it's more than adequate for cat5 beginners. not like a road bike, which i've also taken up banking and is scary in how much it trails.
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Old 01-17-12, 01:34 PM
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I raced one my first season at Alpenrose (43 degree banking). Stiffness left a little to be desired, but handling was fine. These days I prefer aluminum for any and all racing though, but the Kilo TT is enough to get you started if you don't mind upgrading down the line.
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Old 01-19-12, 09:10 PM
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Anyone happen to know the weight on the stock kilo wheelset? I'm looking to upgrade, and it would definitely help put things into perspective. Thanks!
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Old 01-19-12, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by espi-JG View Post
That chain looks really tight. Am I wrong?
EDIT:
By the way, I am a big fan of the bike overall.
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Old 01-20-12, 09:12 AM
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Yeah, the chain is pretty tight. All of the bike mechanics I've met in person recommend that. I've only heard about chain slack on bfssfg fwiw.
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Old 01-20-12, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by jaded_fable View Post
Anyone happen to know the weight on the stock kilo wheelset? I'm looking to upgrade, and it would definitely help put things into perspective. Thanks!
2000g or heavier is pretty much a good place to start with stock wheels.
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Old 01-20-12, 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by espi-JG View Post
Yeah, the chain is pretty tight. All of the bike mechanics I've met in person recommend that. I've only heard about chain slack on bfssfg fwiw.
You should check their credentials.
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Old 01-22-12, 04:56 PM
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Damn , I own some high dollar bikes , but I just took
my new kilo tt pro for it's maiden voyage and I was impressed with the ride. Nice and stiff no noticeable flex, and the wheels with some high pressure tires rode pretty nice. Definitely a keeper. Real nice for the price. Only upgrades so far are tires , cog , and pedals. Sweet
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Old 01-22-12, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by espi-JG View Post
Yeah, the chain is pretty tight. All of the bike mechanics I've met in person recommend that. I've only heard about chain slack on bfssfg fwiw.
You're obviously not talking to the right mechanics.
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Old 01-25-12, 09:04 PM
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Are these Kilo bikes sold only online? I tried searching for local shops to have them online and all I get is bikesdirect.com I want to see it a local shop because I dont know what size to get. Im 5'8???
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Originally Posted by LAZARUSspirit View Post
Are these Kilo bikes sold only online? I tried searching for local shops to have them online and all I get is bikesdirect.com I want to see it a local shop because I dont know what size to get. Im 5'8???
If you can find a KHS dealer that sells Flite 100s, you can give those a shot, as they have the exact same geometry as Kilo TTs. Otherwise, the only place you can find them are Craigslist or through the bikesdirect site.

Jam a book up into your crotch and measure from the spine of the book down to the ground. What number do you get? (This number is your 'inseam.')
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Old 01-26-12, 05:23 PM
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I went today to a local bike store and tried a 54 which felt fine. But the Kilo TT comes only in 53-55 I believe? Im worried the 55 is too big while the 53 might be too small. (My inseam is 28-29)

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Old 01-26-12, 05:47 PM
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The Flite 100 doesn't come in 54. It's literally the exact same frame - and comes in the exact same sizes - as a Kilo.
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Old 01-26-12, 06:04 PM
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I recently checked my email and bikesdirect told me to go with a 50cm kilo...isnt that too small? I told them im 5'8 (28ish inseam)
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Sounds about right. The 50cm has a 52.3cm top tube. If you go a size up, the 53cm Kilo has a 54.8cm top tube, which is probably too long for you.
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Originally Posted by LAZARUSspirit View Post
I recently checked my email and bikesdirect told me to go with a 50cm kilo...isnt that too small? I told them im 5'8 (28ish inseam)
Fitment question?



>>>Fitment Calculator<<<
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Originally Posted by LAZARUSspirit View Post
I went today to a local bike store and tried a 54 which felt fine. But the Kilo TT comes only in 53-55 I believe? Im worried the 55 is too big while the 53 might be too small. (My inseam is 28-29)
do not get 55. i would even rec a 50 instead. im a 32 inseam and 53 is a tad too big for me. 28-29 says you need a 44 or 47. are you talking "center-to-center" or "center-to-top"? cuz we're all talking about c-c here if we're talking about bikesdirect sizes. im so confused...
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Old 01-27-12, 12:19 AM
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Originally Posted by muckymucky View Post
do not get 55. i would even rec a 50 instead. im a 32 inseam and 53 is a tad too big for me. 28-29 says you need a 44 or 47. are you talking "center-to-center" or "center-to-top"? cuz we're all talking about c-c here if we're talking about bikesdirect sizes. im so confused...
I measured my inseam again and im 31ish in inseam...Ill probably try out the 50cm kilo. Gotta wait till next week though. thanks mucky and everyone else for helping

this is what the calculator came out with:

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...&SITE.CODE=RDB

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Old 01-27-12, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
The Flite 100 doesn't come in 54. It's literally the exact same frame - and comes in the exact same sizes - as a Kilo.
Didn't know this. Cool info. Thanks.
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Old 01-27-12, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by LAZARUSspirit View Post
I measured my inseam again and im 31ish in inseam...Ill probably try out the 50cm kilo. Gotta wait till next week though. thanks mucky and everyone else for helping

this is what the calculator came out with:

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...&SITE.CODE=RDB
Lazurus, I PM'ed you back. But for the record (for anyone needing help with sizing), I'm 5'7", with a 32" inseam and I wish I had gotten a 55cm. I feel pretty cramped on mine, I had to put a 120mm stem on it and I still feel hunched up without slamming the stem.
So basically, my advice to people who aren't sure is to try to ride one if you can, and if not, save up for another month or two and get fitted/test ride something else at your LBS. It will be worth it.
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