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    IRO MIA for 1st timer?

    I am looking for an inexpensive SS to train on In poor weather. I live in Utah and it is also very hilly. I was originally thinking of the Redline monocog, but I don't like the idea of 110mm spacing. I heard someone suggest the IRO MIA on another thread. However, the MIA is not available in a 19 inch-I ride a 19 inch Truth, w/ a 28 inch standover. Is the 18 inch too small for a 19 inch rider; is anyoneelse riding an 18 inch MIA? Also, should I buy this bike complete or as a frame?Where are they made-I don't want steep east coast angles.
    By the way-the IRO website sucks!

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    Is a Raleigh XXIX in your budget?
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    I checked it out, but it's a bit more than I want to spend. Maybe Ill just wait for a good used bike to pop up. Thanks!

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    The latest Monocogs have regular 135 spacing.

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    where a bike is made has almost nothing to do with its geometry (anymore). I'm not sure, but its safe to assume that IROs are made in some generic bike factory in Asia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbrennan
    where a bike is made has almost nothing to do with its geometry (anymore). I'm not sure, but its safe to assume that IROs are made in some generic bike factory in Asia.

    http://irocycle.com/iro/index.php?ma...id=3&chapter=0

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    is that to say that they are manufactured here, or just hq-ed here? if they are welded here, than thats a great price.

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    I was suggesting that bikes from east coast companies, regardless of where they are made, have different geometry than west coast bikes. East coast bikes have steeper head angles and shorter chainstays, than say a Yeti which caters to a more west coast trail. At least this was the case when I rode back east-maybe this is no longer the case; I am originally from CT, but now live in Utah. I don't need a bike w/ geometry set up for muddy, technical trails. I am only looking for an inexpensive beginner SS bike.

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    I remember reading that IRO's are built in the US. I may be wrong however.

    Anyway, If you can't find an IRO that fits, check out the Monocog, as I said earlier. they now have standard 135 rear spacing.

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