KirkLee Light Switch

A custom bike fit from Durata Training led to a large frame with a 225mm 1.5” tapered head tube, 590mm top tube and a 608mm seat tube that connects to a Press Fit 30 bottom bracket. Maximum stiffness was our goal and this is reflected in the tube and joint layups, while the seat tube is externally butted to save weight where it is not needed.

After riding, its new owner says, “this frame is like a light switch, I can turn it off and sit in the pack or turn it on and attack anytime, anywhere—Amazing!” The build weight ready to ride with SRAM Red, and Fulcrum wheels and Dura Ace pedals and bottle cages is 15.7 lbs.

KirkLee Custom 650 – Di2 & Lightweights

This 650c KirkLee is a one off custom, designed from the ground up to go fast. The top tube is KirkLee’s own in house manufactured design. The down tube is smaller in diameter than the standard KirkLee down tube and has a more aggressive ovalization at the bottom bracket than the standard down tube. To save weight and increase aerodynamics the head tube is smaller diameter than a regular KirkLee and utilizes a standard 31.8 headset. The rear of the bike uses independent seat stays and a titanium brake bridge co-molded into the frame. As with all KirkLee’s cables, they are held with full carbon stops. In joining the tubes we rethought every joint and modified the carbon layers accordingly. Every tube junction on this bike is flawless and contains beautiful carbon work.

KirkLee Bicycling Editor’s Choice Finalist

We built this bike for Bicycling’s Editor’s Choice – Dream Road category. This 54cm frame was finished with Sram Red, Edge cockpit, and Ligero Wheels. Throw on the Edge 45 tubulars and this machine tips the scales at just below 13 lbs. Kudos to 2 Wheeler Customs for providing a phenomenal paint job.

We had a lot of fun building the bike for Bicycling. You’ll be able to check it out in the June 2010 issue.