DK Elite Series Cruiser did not disappoint

26 09 2012

One of the bikes that I was eager to check out at Interbike was the new DK Elite Series Cruiser.

Let me tell you it did not disappoint.

Based on the 7000 series aluminum 24″ Professional frame introduced last year, it’s now been reborn as an upper-end complete with a head-turning gloss green finish. (These pictures don’t do it justice.)

The bike’s good looks are complemented by solid geometry.

Featuring a roomy 22″ top tube, a 73 degree head angle, 72 degree seat tube angle and 15.24″ chain stay (somewhere around 14.75-ish when slammed if memory serves) this might just be what the doctor ordered for my lanky build. The bottom bracket height is also about 12.5″ inches which is bit higher than most race 24s.

Component-wise, it just keeps on getting better.

180mm forged alloy 2pc cranks with an external bottom bracket, Sealed DK hubs on Sun Envy rims, lock-on grips, DTH tires…the list goes on.

About the only thing I would change would be the handlebars…I like a slightly taller handlebar and the stock bars on the Elite Series have a 6 inch rise.  A pretty typical change/upgrade and not something that I would consider a strike against this bike by any means.

Weighing in at a very respectable 21.75 lbs, this is certainly a lean, green race machine.

Expected availability is still a few months out but this complete should definitely be on your radar if you are planning on getting a new race complete in 2013.