We have built two “green machines,” so now let us introduce the dream machine. This is one of the most detailed KirkLee’s ever built. Our goal was to show off our tube molding and build a beautiful 29er.
The head tube utilizes a Lefty with 1.5″ steer tube with integrated bearings and the smooth Cannondale OPI stem. All tube laminates are MTB specific and the top and down tubes are hand laid by our small team at KirkLee. The seat tube is a tapered ISP, which should you ever dislike it can be cut and run a standard 31.6 seat post. The bottom bracket is a 73mm PF-30. Each chain stay is independent (no yoke) and clearanced for a 2.5″ tire and the ability to run a triple if needed. Each chain stay is laid up and shaped for vertical compliance. The seat stays are ovalized and hour glassed. While a straight piece of tube would suffice, the curved seat stay bridge completes the rear ends beautiful lines. The anodized red drop outs are CNC’d from 6061 billet and custom made for each size. The bike is designed to be used with Di2 utilizing full internal routing and the rear brake line is also internally routed.
Weight for this 21″ frame is 1280g and the complete bike in the form you see here weighs 18.8lbs.