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Old 02-22-2022, 07:04 PM
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Onesto Kirk MRB

Received these pics from Dave earlier today. Pretty excited to see the progress!





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Old 02-22-2022, 10:31 PM
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You dawg! Nice pull.
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Old 02-23-2022, 05:30 AM
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A masterpiece is being created! Looking forward to this one.
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Old 02-26-2022, 04:07 PM
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Have a few more pics to share from Dave’s efforts this week.








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Old 02-26-2022, 07:16 PM
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This is going to be a nice one! Congratulations on having another Kirk built! Dave's bikes ride so amazing and look so good!

I often toy around with the idea of having Dave build something like this up for me, but my tendency to change bikes often has kept me from pulling the trigger.
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Old 02-26-2022, 08:48 PM
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This is going to be a nice one! Congratulations on having another Kirk built! Dave's bikes ride so amazing and look so good!

I often toy around with the idea of having Dave build something like this up for me, but my tendency to change bikes often has kept me from pulling the trigger.

Thanks! I do worry about the desire to change bikes. I’m not as prolific as you but I do tend to move things around. I’ve been really happy with my JKS so hopefully this will hit the nail on the head for the all-road bike I’m looking for.


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Old 02-27-2022, 01:47 PM
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Sweet, excited to see the build up!
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Old 02-27-2022, 08:04 PM
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Super nice - what size tires will you be aiming for? I had a JKS and should have done the MRB - amazing bikes.
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Old 02-27-2022, 08:33 PM
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This is great!

Is your other Kirk built for you or did you grab it used?

Keeping the gravel bike?
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Old 02-27-2022, 09:09 PM
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This is great!

Is your other Kirk built for you or did you grab it used?

Keeping the gravel bike?

The JKS was built for me and the geo on this will be almost identical with a few changes to accommodate the larger wheel size (8 cm bb drop vs 7.5 on the JKS, and slightly shorter HT and a few other minor tweaks). Dave and I talked about decreasing the reach and drop but in the end I wanted to keep the same/similar to my JKS as this is where my Alliance gravel bike measurements came from. I love the Alliance, especially on gravel/off-road. The big question mark is how much overlap is there between this bike and the Alliance? I’m hoping that there’s enough difference to warrant keeping both…


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Old 02-27-2022, 09:11 PM
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Super nice - what size tires will you be aiming for? I had a JKS and should have done the MRB - amazing bikes.

The MRB is going to be able to accommodate 38s and speced around 35s. I think I’m gonna start out with some 32s and then maybe get some larger tires.


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The MRB is going to be able to accommodate 38s and speced around 35s. I think I’m gonna start out with some 32s and then maybe get some larger tires.


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Con-frigging-cur.

I ride 35s on my Hampsten SB. I try telling myself they are too fat to be performance oriented. Dammitalltohellandback if the ride tells me otherwise.

Then, I moved from 28s on the Aethos to 32s. I'd be lying to say I don't prefer the 32s. It's odd because the razor's edge (lol. for real) of the 28s is totally mitigated by the 32s. The bike becomes mildly more docile, but with all the jump and zip of skinnier tires. Go figure.

Maybe 32s (and 35s) are the new 25s and 28s?????
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Old 02-28-2022, 02:51 AM
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Maybe 32s (and 35s) are the new 25s and 28s?????
Maybe they've been hiding in plain sight all along and most of us just never did the maths.

24mm to a 60kg rider is 28mm to a 70kg rider is 32mm to an 80kg rider is 36mm to a 90kg rider. Surely it's not that simple.
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Old 02-28-2022, 05:53 AM
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Con-frigging-cur.

I ride 35s on my Hampsten SB. I try telling myself they are too fat to be performance oriented. Dammitalltohellandback if the ride tells me otherwise.

Then, I moved from 28s on the Aethos to 32s. I'd be lying to say I don't prefer the 32s. It's odd because the razor's edge (lol. for real) of the 28s is totally mitigated by the 32s. The bike becomes mildly more docile, but with all the jump and zip of skinnier tires. Go figure.

Maybe 32s (and 35s) are the new 25s and 28s?????

I’m excited to give them a go!


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Wow, this one is going to be great! Congrats!
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