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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 09-19-09, 01:43 PM   #1
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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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Old 09-19-09, 02:07 PM   #2
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Yes, no? Worth is the price a person will pay.
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Old 09-19-09, 02:18 PM   #3
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It's 2/3 lbs lighter than the BD bikes, if weight is your thing.
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Old 09-19-09, 02:18 PM   #4
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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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Old 09-19-09, 02:52 PM   #5
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buy the iro if you can afford it. It's a better bike all around.
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Old 09-19-09, 03:55 PM   #6
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yes.

better wheels, better bars, better cranks, better cog and lockring, slightly more comfortable geo.
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Old 09-19-09, 04:04 PM   #7
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slightly more comfortable geo.
Needs to be as steep as possible.
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Old 09-19-09, 04:22 PM   #8
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cool name though
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Old 09-19-09, 04:37 PM   #9
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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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Old 09-19-09, 05:04 PM   #10
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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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Old 09-19-09, 05:31 PM   #12
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I say I-R-O....Which is also how the owner of the company says it....
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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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Needs to be as steep as possible.
Yes, women's capri pants just aren't torture enough for some souls.

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Spelled out. That settles it.
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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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Old 09-19-09, 07:18 PM   #17
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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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Old 09-19-09, 07:21 PM   #18
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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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