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    Is the Mark V worth the money?

    Is the Mark V worth the money? It's $150 more than a Kilo TT and and $200 more than a Windsor hour. Is it really worth this extra money and why?

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    Yes, no? Worth is the price a person will pay.

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    It's 2/3 lbs lighter than the BD bikes, if weight is your thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgscordv6 View Post
    Yes, no? Worth is the price a person will pay.
    Pretty much.

    It all depends on what you want on your bike, etc.

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    buy the iro if you can afford it. It's a better bike all around.

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    yes.

    better wheels, better bars, better cranks, better cog and lockring, slightly more comfortable geo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renton20 View Post
    slightly more comfortable geo.
    Needs to be as steep as possible.

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    cool name though
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    The Mark V is an outstanding frame. I'm building mine up as we speak. Can't go wrong with an IRO.
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    i love mine to death, ride it around constantly.

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    How do you say it? Do you spell out I-R-O? Or is it like the name Ira, only with an "o" on the end?
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    I say I-R-O....Which is also how the owner of the company says it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DC_United_Fan View Post
    I say I-R-O....Which is also how the owner of the company says it....
    Spelled out. That settles it.
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    i just always spell it out real fast so that way it sounds like it could be either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PluperfectArson View Post
    Needs to be as steep as possible.
    Yes, women's capri pants just aren't torture enough for some souls.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DC_United_Fan View Post
    I say I-R-O....Which is also how the owner of the company says it....
    Quote Originally Posted by spaceballs View Post
    Spelled out. That settles it.
    Quote Originally Posted by dayvan cowboy View Post
    i just always spell it out real fast so that way it sounds like it could be either way.


    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    cool name though
    Are you talking about my name? Or the name IRO?

    To everyone else: So can anyone else confirm that the better components are worth the $150/200 more?
    Are the Hour/TT decent?

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    Is it worth it to you? To me it would be. To some one else it would not. If you have cash burning a hole in your pocket go for it. If you are on a strict budge, I would say go with the bd bike. For me it is worth paying 1k+ and getting the exact bike I want.
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    It was worth it to me.

    but seriously IRO's come with quality stuff. I really like their wheels. in fact, when I eventually do build up a new frame, I will probably order IRO wheels.

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    Get the Mark V and when you can afford it put a Nashbar carbon fork on it. The stock fork is crazy heavy plus it will ride smoother with a carbon one. Seriously, I'm not a weight weenie at all and was completely shocked by what an anchor the stock fork is. I have since bought a considerably more expensive bike that I'm probably going to sell because I prefer my Mark V.

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