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Old 12-06-05, 04:18 PM
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IRO Mark V tubing

I saw an IRO Mark V today for the first time up close and personal. Does the regular Mark V have bladed -oval tubing? I'm sure it wasn't any round tubing on the top tube, and I don't think it was a 'Mark V Pro' because it had brazed on cable guides. Whatever it was, it looked pretty sweet.
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Old 12-06-05, 04:25 PM
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yes, the mark v and the mv pro always has/had the tear drop (bladed/oval) tubing for the tup tube and downtube. Older Mark Vs took a 26cm newer Mark Vs take a 27.2 seatpost, pros always had 27.2. Seat tube is round on both. MV braze-ons, MVP no braze-ons.

And yes, it is a sweet ride!
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Old 12-06-05, 04:25 PM
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yeah the tubing is ovalized on both mark v and mark v pro.
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Old 12-06-05, 05:18 PM
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Now I gots to get me one
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but the angus has round tubing, right?
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Old 12-06-05, 06:09 PM
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Yes it does.
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What's the difference between Mark V Pro and standard Mark V? I tried looking on IRO's site, but I couldn't find the MV Pro.
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Originally Posted by ka12na
I tried looking on IRO's site, but I couldn't find the MV Pro.
That's cuz it don't exist no more.
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Old 12-06-05, 07:08 PM
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the mark v pro costs more, and has less stuff on it.
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And has butted and heat treated tubing!
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MVPro had better heat treated tubing too, correct?
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Originally Posted by red house
MVPro had better heat treated tubing too, correct?
Heat treated? yes.
Better? not sure.

I rode them both.
Had a v that was too small so I sold it and got a v pro.
In all honesty I can't tell the difference between the two by riding them.
What I can tell though is that fit matters a whole lot more that tubing material.
Fit is what will allow you to go longer, faster, harder, etc.
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Yeah, I bought one last year and it had oval tubing. It makes you go faster.
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Originally Posted by 46x17
And yes, it is a sweet ride!
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Originally Posted by Slodo
Yeah, I bought one last year and it had oval tubing. It makes you go faster.
yeah, like biopace chainrings and titaniums screws and shaving your legs
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Originally Posted by genericbikedude
yeah, like biopace chainrings and titaniums screws and shaving your legs
mmmmmm. biopace

that **** was my favorite... along with TANG

the 80s were so damn spaceaged... ****

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Originally Posted by 46x17
And has butted and heat treated tubing!
^^^ likes his Mark V Pro alot
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Its all kind of irrelevant now seeing as that the Mark V pro has been discontinued.
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