Ruben came to me looking for a bike suitable for all-road riding – everything from smooth tarmac to Belgian pavé. Starting out with the standard All-road bike the frame was custom built to Ruben’s size – he’s quite a tall guy so a standard build would not suit him.
The wheels on this build are something special, hand built by David Meadows at DCR Wheels in East Sussex – beautiful wheels developed specifically for the type of riding Ruben wants to do. The detail DCR go into is incredible, similar to how I look at frame building, and I’m proud to have them rolling on a Quirk bike.
Custom Quirk Cycles frame painted by Cole Coatings Workshop
Columbus HSS and Life tubing
Columbus Futura Gravel Fork
Shimano Ultegra R8070 Di2 groupset
DCR handbuilt AForce wheels
Zipp Service Course SL carbon controls
Chris King Inset 8 Matte Jett Headset
Photos by Nikoo Hamzavi