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Best IRO Frameset

Old 04-23-09, 01:30 PM
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Best IRO Frameset

What is the best IRO frameset?
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Old 04-23-09, 01:35 PM
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...for what application?

for street riding: mark v pro
(which I dont think they sell anymore)
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Old 04-23-09, 01:37 PM
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Will be for Boston street riding
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Old 04-23-09, 01:43 PM
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Whats the difference between Mark V, Angus and Pheonix? I know length, geometry etc are different, but what makes one better? I was always curious about that
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Old 04-23-09, 02:21 PM
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I was told the Mark V Pro will be back july 1st. I rode it in boston last fall, excellent!
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Originally Posted by Saberhead View Post
Whats the difference between Mark V, Angus and Pheonix? I know length, geometry etc are different, but what makes one better? I was always curious about that
One notable difference is the higher quality tubeset (631) on the Angus. I'm not sure why the Phoenix came in at the Angus price point when it has the same tubing at the Mark V.
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Old 04-23-09, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheist View Post
I was told the Mark V Pro will be back july 1st. I rode it in boston last fall, excellent!
boston or the bike? If you are talking about boston, I assure that you are lying
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Personally I love the angus, I wonder why that frame gets no love?
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Old 04-23-09, 02:33 PM
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Most assuredly the bike! Boston is fine depending on where/when you ridem, but I never spent much time in downtown during busy hours.
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Personally I love the angus, I wonder why that frame gets no love?
threaded
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Old 04-23-09, 04:30 PM
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The Mark V, Angus, and Mark V pro all have the EXACT SAME GEOMETRY. I love the way that mine looks, I am just having some trouble getting comfortable on it right now.
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Originally Posted by Geordi Laforge View Post
threaded
I'm about to buy an Angus over a Mark V for this reason, actually. I heard threaded quill stems get you ladies, etc.
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the mark v leaves you the option of using 2 brakes where the Pro only has 1 on the front.

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Old 04-23-09, 07:51 PM
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The Gyes loves him some utility! If you're even thinking about singlespeed, Mark V is the way to go for the brakes alone.
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I know there wouldn't be much of a market for it (which I assuming is why they haven't done so yet) but it would be really sweet if they make a Heidi version of the angus.
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I'd only go threaded with classic frames -- handmade, lugged. I'd trade stiffness and easy-of-maintenance for aesthetics (which is all quill stems have going for them) with classic frames.

but for TIG frames like IRO's, it's all about threadless with a nice thompson or nitto ui-5gx stem.
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