Friday, September 18, 2015

DK Has An All New Limited Edition General Lee Bicycle For 2016!

Our friend Jesse at DK Bicycles shared with me their newest General Lee bike.  Going back to its high end roots, the 2016 DK General Lee will be extremely limited.

Jesse, who has a great Dukes name, sent me the following information.

"Here are some photos from the day at the trails, obviously in the woods jumping is where the GL belongs! Back in 1998 the first General Lee frame was made in the USA, a high end frame only. Since then the General has been made for almost every budget. From USA made frame, to high end complete then down to an entry level bike and everywhere in between. At one point (2006) we made a run of GL's in 12", 16", 20", and 24". 

"Now for 2016 the GL is back at the top. Built around a full 4130 Chromoly frame with a "MID" bottom bracket (sealed bearings press right into the frame), Integrated Headtube (sealed bearings fit right into the machined headtube, no need for cups), tapered tubing to reduce weight, and a custom Star brake bridge. The 8.75" DK bars and fork are also full 4130, and matched with our new Chamberlain hi rise Top Load stem. 

"The drive train is highlighted with the aftermarket DK Social crank, one of the strongest cranks on the market. Sealed hubs with clean female style bolts, and a 25/9 gear ratio. The seat is a Wise "Denim" TriPod style with a Wise Tri Pod post, clean and simple. Frame weight is right around 4.5lbs and the complete bike weighs in at 24lbs. 

"Numbers are very limited. Anyone interested should contact their local DK dealer or bike shop. "

Thanks Jesse.  This bike is beautiful.  It deserves a place in anyone's collection and also deserves to be out there tearing up the trails and hitting those jumps.

It sure is great that such an important and revered bicycle in its genre was inspired by our favorite flying orange car.  The General Lee and the DK General Lee share a deep respect that transcends hobbies.

Jesse also shared this ad for the DK General Lee from 1999.  Very cool to look back at the bike's early days.

Thanks again to Jesse and DK for reaching out and sharing their newest creation.  Contact the bike shops quick. This one won't last.

My DK General Lee
Chris Dunlap's restored DK General Lee
My DK General Lee stickers

1 comment:

  1. Where are you going to keep all of these bikes, Larry?