These two KirkLee’s are built with our stock geometry. Custom is our norm, but some people do just fine with standard measurements.
This KirkLee was designed from the inspiration of a canvas oil painting. Meticulous detail was put into the clean shaping of the joints down to the brush strokes of the paint. Anything is possible at KirkLee.
This KirkLee was designed around the needs for a more compliant bike than full on racing machine. It’ll still go fast though. Paint was inspired by hibiscus flowers with bare joints showing off the carbon layups. A mix of tapered and lugged joints was used for a unique look.
Featured in the November / December 2008 issue of ROAD magazine. This bike was built to the reviewer’s specifications. He likened it to a rocket ship. Exactly what we were going for. Image by Tim Schamber.
KirkLee unveiled two 29er mountain bikes at Interbike. We started with our own unique tube set, added carbon stays with plenty clearance for big tires, and capped it off with our own 6/4 titanium dropouts precision cut on a CNC waterjet. Then we finished it off with all top shelf parts.
Check your newstands for the March 2008 issue to read the article. Stay tuned to ROAD for a review bike in the coming months as well.
“The little startup that could! KirkLee is just starting out but they make some nice full-carbon machines…”
Check out the Jan/Feb issue for more Interbike coverage.