Owned and operated by Robert Quirk, London, UK-based Quirk Cycles specializes in made-to-order custom bicycles. They offer five standard models that can be totally customized, including geometry, paint, and other specs. In this year’s Atlas Mountain Race rig roundup, we noticed Michael Drummond’s Quirk Overland, outfitted with a clever-looking mini front rack, and reached out to Quirk to learn more.
The Quirk Overland is the small brand’s take on a do-everything, go-anywhere bikepacking rig. It has been in their lineup for two years now and was first tested at the 2020 Atlas Mountain Race in Morocco. According to Quirk, “The Overland is designed for those wanting to take their off-road adventures to the next level. Our aim was to run big tyres, increase our cargo carrying capacity but still have a frame that is fast and fun to ride unloaded.”
The Overland is outfitted with frame bag mounts, a custom steel cargo fork with the option for their unique bar-roll rack, adjustable dropouts, front and rear internal dynamo routing, and lots of mounts for cages and other gear. It is based around their Quirk Custom Select tubing and boost hub spacing. The frame is suspension-corrected for a 100mm travel fork, and it has clearance for 29 x 2.4” or 27.5 x 2.6” tires. Quirk says the Overland is inspired by modern MTB geometry but tweaked to suit the demands of bikepacking with a long front end, higher bottom bracket, and a stable overall stance. The standard geo is based around a 69.5° head tube angle, 73.5° seat tube, 440mm chainstays, and a 1156mm wheelbase on the size large.
The frameset costs £3,225 ($3,660) and complete builds start at £4,700 ($5,340). Both include custom geometry, Kinder paint in one of the current year’s signature finishes, a Chris King headset, stainless steel dropouts, and your choice of wireless, Di2, or mechanical cable routing. Learn more at QuirkCycles.com.
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