Featured Bike / JKS X-Oversize

The JKS X is the burly member of the JK Special family – the tough guy. The XL sized Reynolds 953 main tubes give the frameset a huge amount of torsional rigidity that allows it to hold its line on rough roads, dirt and cobblestones as well as transfer big power from the rider to the road without complaint. This is the bike for the large and/or powerful and aggressive rider who enjoys pushing hard regardless of the road – in other words a real Spring Classics machine.

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Kirk Frameworks / Custom Bicycles

When you deal with Kirk Frameworks you are really dealing with one person – me – Dave Kirk. I’ve worked for companies both big and small over the years and these experiences have shown me that what I enjoy the most is working one on one with each customer. This person-to-person relationship allows me to devote my time and energy to building the best bikes I can make given my decades of designing and building experience. I follow the ‘Golden Rule’ and I treat my customers the way I would want to be treated.

David Kirk / Made by Hand
At my core I am a racer who, whenever possible, builds the gear I race on. I’ve built and raced everything from skateboards to snowboards to automobiles and, of course, all types of bicycles. I feel that racing is the ultimate test and the things I have learned through racing benefit every bike I build.

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DK / Bike Galleries
The photo galleries are a great place to see a wide variety of bikes and finishes. It's also a great place to get ideas of how you’d like your Kirk bike to be built and painted.

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I was excited to see this linked on the Velo News site today. I’m proud to say that I was the lucky guy chosen to build these bikes while I was at Serotta in the early 1990’s. It’s hard to explain how exciting it was to build bikes that I knew were going to be …