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 2nd phase of the KirkLee hardtail prototype. We polished the 6/4 Ti dropouts to a mirror finish. We converted it to disc brakes using Chris King hubs and ZTR Alpine rims. Rotor cockpit, a Magura Durin SL fork and Marta SL brakes, which perform as good as they look. Weight with out pedals is in the range of 19 – 20 lbs and is as explosive as you can imagine.
The latest KirkLee Lefty 29er is on the loose. It weighs in at 19 lbs, but the owner is sure that it will be at 18.75 lbs once a few more parts arrive.
KirkLee unveiled a 29er at Interbike 2008. Custom 6/4 Ti dropouts with a Powertap bring this bike to about 22 lbs.