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    IRO group buy: howto make it more aggresive

    so yeah, I was thinking that if i go with a different fork that puts the wheel closer to the frame that would do it right?
    anyone know if the carbon fiber fork offered on IRO's site has more agressive angles than the IRO group buy bike?

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    why make it more aggressive?
    Al pueblo de México, a los pueblos y gobiernos del mundo, hermanos, nosotros nacimos de la noche, en ella vivimos, muriremos en ella, pero la luz sera mañana para los más, para todos aquellos que hoy lloran en la noche, para quien se niegue el día, para todos la luz, para todos todo.

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    because he really wanted a frame with true track geometry, but couldn't resist the price of the IRO?

    Quote Originally Posted by bikeage
    why make it more aggressive?

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    get really big tires
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    cause he is an AGGRESSIVE kind of guy


    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    "The only reasons anyone should ever ride in the rain is because a) you’ve had your license to operate a motor vehicle suspended by the state. b) you’re in a bike race in which case you’re not allowed to use fenders anyway. c) you’re from Portland- in which case my main problem is with your neck beard- not your bicycle...If you need to train when it’s pissing rain- buy a trainer or one of those cheap charter flights to Mallorca."

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    Quote Originally Posted by freeskihp
    cause he is an AGGRESSIVE kind of guy


    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
    I heard he bites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeage
    why make it more aggressive?
    Because he deals dope and needs something to protect him from the 5-0?
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    as usual, thanks for all the thought provoking helpful comments.

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    well since the seat tube is more slack than a track frame, maybe a 650c front wheel with the stock fork?

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    Changes to make it more aggressive? Proper width and positioned (not just really ****ing low and narrow) drop bars so your out-of-saddle sprints have great leverage and a good saddle position so you can really wind up your spin (slightly more forward than "usual" = better ... if unsure, experiment in .5cm increments).

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    Uh... Iro sells carbon forks?

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    yup
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    Link? I don't see any their website.

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    they are listed under

    add an upgrade
    ?

    and

    add a carbon fork
    ?
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    Pump it full of steroids, then kick it in the head tube.

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    i dunno.. machine guns?

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    prolonged eye contact tend to make IROs more aggressive, especially males

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    BINGO!

    Quote Originally Posted by odie91
    because he really wanted a frame with true track geometry, but couldn't resist the price of the IRO?

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    These things always depend, but tequila works for me.

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    the iro is cool how it is

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    yeah, but moving the tyre closer to the frame will make it look more aggressive, but handle less aggressively. I'm throwing on an Easton EC70, with a few mm more rake (IIRC) as a test, to see if it'll quicken up the handling, making it 'more aggressive'.

    And seat tube angle is overrated. steeper allows shorter chainstays, but if you use a setback post, saddle slammed back on the rails, or a straight post with saddle forwards, you are changing the angle anyway.

    FI, assume a 28cm long saddle with one corner of a hypothetical triangle connected to the middle, one more to the BB and one horizontal with the ground, so it forms angle ABC (effective ST angle) with the BB.

    Lets say the test whatever has his saddle at 76cm from the BB.
    1. straight post with clamp in the middle of the saddle will be a 73 degree seat angle. How many people use that?

    2. Setback post pegged 7.5cm behind BB.
    =73.6 degrees.

    3. Italian style 10cm behind bb
    =71.6 degrees

    4. 5cm behind bb (theoretical UCI limit) Easily achievable with a straight post because my short femurs mean I use this position
    =75.5 degrees.

    There you go, you can have an aggressive 75.5 (or keep pushing it up) or a slack 71.6 using the same post. Or is this another one of those fashion, not position, things.

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    When you get professionally fitted for a bike (a road bike, at least), they make sure your knee doesn't extend past your toes while pedalling because it supposedly causes knee problems. So watch out if you decide to slide your saddle all the way forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odie91
    because he really wanted a frame with true track geometry, but couldn't resist the price of the IRO?
    I think you mean because he wants something that people will talk about putting a low rake fork on has nothing to do with "true track geoemetry"

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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun17
    yeah, but moving the tyre closer to the frame will make it look more aggressive, but handle less aggressively.
    This is the important part of this thread. If you want the bike to handle more quickly, you want a fork with more offset, not less.
    I have a front brake, but I only use it for slowing or stopping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zacked
    This is the important part of this thread. If you want the bike to handle more quickly, you want a fork with more offset, not less.
    understanding trail ftw!

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