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IRO Mark V Questions

Old 10-14-08, 09:43 PM
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IRO Mark V Questions

Hi,

I'm gonna order one from the IRO site. They haven't gotten back to me on my email yet, so I'll ask you guys: How exactly is one of their complete bikes shipped?

I've never ordered a whole bike through UPS before. Does it come in pieces with, say, just the bottom bracket and headset installed, or is it more put-together?

Also, my best-fitting bike is a Soma Double Cross, size 56. Would this also correspond to a 56 for Mark V?


Thanks!


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Old 10-14-08, 09:48 PM
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I love double crosses.

As far as actual fit goes, you should find the geometry of the two on the old internets and compare the two. I'd guess that you'll have to size down to a 54, but I might be wrong.
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they ship them with everything pretty much built. I had to throw on the front wheel, bars, pedals, and seat. simple.
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Old 10-15-08, 09:34 AM
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Anyone using a mark v that's 5'8" with a 31" inseam, what size mark V are you using?
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Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
You're wrong. first IRO doesn't make a 54, second they run small. I normally use a 56cm road bike, 53cm kilo and a 59cm IRO.
sorry, this doesn't make sense to me...you ride a 53 cm kilo (54.8cm tt) and a 59 cm iro (57 cm tt)? this is a huge difference in riding geometry. unless it's just rider preference i don't think this is good advice for someone buying a bike!
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The IRO frames to me seem to run big. I am 5'11" and a 56cm fits me perfectly. I do plan on getting a Angus from them in the future but I am going to go with a 59cm frame.
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Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
The IRO frames to me seem to run big. I am 5'11" and a 56cm fits me perfectly. I do plan on getting a Angus from them in the future but I am going to go with a 59cm frame.
Why would you get a 59cm if a 56cm fits you? There is a big discrepancy between c-c and c-t seat tube measurements for IRO bikes but the top tube is not far off for the 56cm IRO.
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Originally Posted by Adam G. View Post
The IRO frames to me seem to run big.
I've always heard that the frames run a bit small, but now I too feel it runs a little big. I'm used to riding a 52-53cm tt and decided on getting the mark v in the 53cm size (54cm tt) as opposed to the 50cm size (52cm tt) because I was initially worried about the 50 being too compact. Perhpas it's just the bullhorns that I'm not used to as I'm a little more stretched out on them. Either way, it'd be nice if anyone has any recommendations. Either way, I'll be checking out the LBS this Friday to possibly pick up a 50cm frame, if I feel more comfortable on it.
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You could try getting a shorter stem. If you used the stock 100mm stem from IRO, you could drop down to as much as 80mm and probably not feel too twitchy with bullhorns.
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doug, you are wrong.
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Originally Posted by krayzkrn View Post
Why would you get a 59cm if a 56cm fits you? There is a big discrepancy between c-c and c-t seat tube measurements for IRO bikes but the top tube is not far off for the 56cm IRO.
My mistake, I was totally thinking of another frame when I typed in this post. I was thinking of the alien frames because they do not make a 56. So yes I would get a 56 iro frame.
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Originally Posted by dougland89 View Post
You're wrong. first IRO doesn't make a 54, second they run small. I normally use a 56cm road bike, 53cm kilo and a 59cm IRO.
First off, I said that I might be wrong and told him to look it up.

Second off, How in the hell do you comfortably ride a 53 Kilo and a 59 IRO? You're wrong Doug.
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