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Interloc Racing Designs (IRD) comments(4 posts)

Interloc Racing Designs (IRD) commentsMootsie
Mar 14, 2003 10:39 AM
Found this on ebay and it has sparked some interest from my wife. Does anyone know anything/have any experience with Interloc Racing Designs and their frames?
re: Interloc Racing Designs (IRD) commentskilimanjaro
Mar 14, 2003 3:32 PM
I remember reading that Interloc, Soma Fabrication, and Surly's are all manufactured by the same subcontractor. Soma is supposed to be a few dollars more than surly and with a few extra features rack mounts/taller headtube 631 vs generic 4130 chromoly.

I have no idea what extras Interloc brings but their frame are $599 at You can see geometry on their website.

Hope this helps
I've only got one of their seatposts...Matno
Mar 14, 2003 7:43 PM
But it's a beautifully made piece of metal. It's on my mountain bike, so I know it's reliable (been on their for 2.5 years and 4 different saddles without a hitch). Other than that, I've never heard anything about their stuff besides that it's generally solidly built.
re: Interloc Racing Designs (IRD) commentsPoptart
Mar 16, 2003 10:28 AM
unless you're set on getting this used bike, you should check out their new cross frame called the crossfire ($520). it uses higher-end tubing (853) for the front triangle, instead of the old cromo, which should shave off some weight. they sell two different steel forks for $75-100, and carbon forks for $250. it comes in black and an awesome copper/orange. it's kind of in a price range in between the budget choices (surly, soma) and entry-level racers (gunnar, kelly).