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Help: Mark V or Phoenix for commuting

Old 01-12-10, 04:41 PM
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Help: Mark V or Phoenix for commuting

Hi everybody I haven't been in the forums for quite awhile. I recently sold my everyday commuter an IRO Jamie Roy because I did'nt like the ride quality of the aluminum frame - other than that it was a great bike. Anyway I'm looking for another fixed gear (steel frame) for commuting. I want to stay with IRO and am trying to make up my mind between the Mark V and the Phoenix. I will not be running a rack or fenders on this bike. It will be my commuter and a little riding around town on week-ends. The Phoenix is abit more relaxed than the Mark V but I don't think it's that much of a difference. My commute is 5.5 mi. each way. Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer me.
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Old 01-12-10, 06:09 PM
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from what i gather, the main advantages of the phoenix have to do with the ability to run racks and fenders.

i love my mark v.
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Old 01-13-10, 01:25 AM
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i have a mark v and if you know you will never need fenders or a rack, definitely go with the mark v.

i love mine also.
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My phoenix(WTF) is on the way. If you compare the frame geometries phoenix wheelbase is alot longer, head tube angle is softer, more fork rake, bend in fork vs straight blades. I wanted a fixable version of my SURLY LHT and the 58 cm geometries are similar and steel grades are the same. Also, just get the WTF. It's a phoenix frame excpet fully built at $500

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