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Old 12-09-08, 10:11 AM
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IRO Angus Weight Question

I have been looking at this bike quite a bit, and after reading most threads on it, I think I am going to go with it.

Can anyone tell me what their IRO Angus weighs? I am kind of trying to compare it to a Surly Steamroller.

All in all, both the Steamroller and the Angus look like great bikes, but I kind of like the threaded headset and the styling that I was able to choose for the IRO.

Most things written have been positive, commenting on the IRO wheelset mostly and the bike's affordability. Does anyone have anything negative to say about the Angus?
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Old 12-09-08, 10:23 AM
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its a light bike.....also IRO lists the weight of the frame and complete bike on their site irocycle.com
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Old 12-09-08, 10:36 AM
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quality, entry-level bicycle. the only thing you'd want to replace on the complete is the stem, handlebars, and saddle. free shipping this month too.

and the steamroller isnt that heavy.

you cannot go wrong with either, honestly.
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Old 12-09-08, 01:21 PM
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steamroller will be heavier for sure. I don't know about the angus, but my mark v is pretty light.
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Old 12-09-08, 01:23 PM
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according to IRO's site it's 18.25 in 56.
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Old 12-09-08, 01:40 PM
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I like the Angus as well, that was going to be my next bike but then came across the Alien and everything changed.

Yes like someone said before free shipping for IRO bikes for the next two weeks.
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quality, enthe only thing you'd want to replace on the complete is the stem, handlebars, and saddle
I understand saddle. This is just too personal. But what about the handlebars? I like riding drops and as long as these aren't too heavy, is there any reason why generic-ish aluminum drops shouldn't be ridden?

What is wrong with the stem? Is this the same reason about the handlebars? As long as it hangs onto the bars for me and doesn't slip, then I am going to run it.
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I understand saddle. This is just too personal. But what about the handlebars? I like riding drops and as long as these aren't too heavy, is there any reason why generic-ish aluminum drops shouldn't be ridden?
Don't know 'bout the IRO, but the stock drops on my Steamroller complete flex like crazy when I put pressure on them trackstanding. I sometimes think they could break. (I weigh about 150 lbs, so it's not like I'm a clyde or anything.)
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I understand saddle. This is just too personal. But what about the handlebars? I like riding drops and as long as these aren't too heavy, is there any reason why generic-ish aluminum drops shouldn't be ridden?

What is wrong with the stem? Is this the same reason about the handlebars? As long as it hangs onto the bars for me and doesn't slip, then I am going to run it.
I found the handlebars to be very flexible and uncomfortable with the grooves. Of course, they can be used without trouble, but I have a preference for something different.

And regarding the IRO stem, the threadless stem that they provide is hideous - it's cheaply made with the ugliest anodization I've ever seen - it literally feels gross when you touch it and you'd get mercury poisoning after a few weeks. I have no idea about the stem that comes with the Angus, but I would guess the quality is not far from their threadless stem.

Just be prepared to change out a few parts for the sake of fit and aesthetics. Entry-level completes always come at least one bogus component.
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I was thinking about ordering mine with drop style [non cross] brake levers because I like riding on the hoods.

Does anyone know who makes the brake levers for IRO? I would guess Cane Creek or Tektro or someone. Just wondering if they are going to need to be yanked quickly or not installed at all. I have a set of noodle bars that I am just planning on putting on the bike and I am wondering if I need to have these levers ready too.

I sent a message to IRO, but haven't heard back on this.
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the cross lever on mine looks like a tektro lever. I'm not 100% though.
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debranded tektro callipers for sure - they are identical to the R740s and work quite well. just replace the stock pads for some salmon kool-stops eventually.
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Does anyone know about the drop-style brake levers?

From what I understand, Cane Creek = Tektro = just about every other brake lever out there, so I would be willing to put my money on the drop levers being the Tektro R200 or Cane Creek SCR-5. Does this sound reasonable?

OK...I am ordering.

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cane creek does not equal tektro.
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Just got an answer from IRO. All of the brake stuff is Tektro.
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Great bike! I am really satisfied with my purchase, and it is going to take another few tweaks to get everything just right. Fit is good, though I am still dialing in my stem length.

While riding today, in one heck of a crosswind, I was thinking about the wheels on the bike. These wheels felt like sails compared to any I think I have ridden before. It wasn't too much more difficult, but it really caught me by surprise and I wasn't expecting it. Are the rims on IRO complete bikes debranded Deep-Vs?

I have some new tires on the way. The included tires are good for skidding through, and not much else.

Thanks for the help figuring this bike out.
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Old 01-08-09, 03:39 PM
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One last question that I hope someone can answer. Of all the bikes I have ever ridden, the Angus has a much shorter wheelbase. Does this make for a more exhausting ride?

I am by no means in great shape, but I can usually get in a very decent ride without wearing myself out.
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Old 01-08-09, 03:51 PM
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well, i haven't heard anything about that.

post pix.
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Here it is. I apologize for the non-drive side pic, but it is a standard Angus with a couple of mods. Now there is a Thomson seatpost, but the bike is basically the same.

So is there no science between a shorter wheelbase and wearing myself out?
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You'll be able to accelerate faster with a shorter wheelbase (or at least, it feels like it). Perhaps you are riding harder and tiring out faster, but probably you just need to get used to it. I've done 200+ mile days on my Angus, for what it's worth.
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That is what I thought. I just need to work a little harder at it.

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