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    what size did oyu get? I went through similar thoughts previously as the geo wasn't exactly what I was after. I since realised though that I run an 80mm fork, which would pretty much put everything where I wanted it regarding HT angle and BB height. I think you'll be fine. I'm sure that I'd prefer it with an 80mm. IMO the older geo is almost like an 80mm frame they just stuck a 100mm fork on. There was a review somewhere that said it rode better with a 80mm as well.

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    Lynskey Pro 29

    The size is a large which is comparable to other bikes I have bought in the past, Ill give the 100mm travel some saddle time, If it doesnt work out changing the spacers on a Reba is a 10 minute process.....

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    I also have the large and I've set my Reba for 90 and I haven't noticed anything out of the ordinary in regards to head tube height. And I also have the same 20mm spacer between my stem and headset that I had on my Stumpy 29er HT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forkboy
    <img src="http://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/115-1.JPG">

    And a pic...
    Looks good Mark!
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    Quote Originally Posted by surlywhore
    Looks like the Ti El Mariachi with a bigger head tube, and cheaper!
    Agree looks just like my bike!
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    Lynskey pics

    I finally figured it out, here is a pic of the new ride, have to wait until Christmas to ride, wifes rules, Since she bought the frame ill have to listen just this once.
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    Sweet! I really wanted the twisty tubes, but couldn't justify the extra cost..

    To drop the front, you can ditch the spacers, flip the stem over, or go buy a flat bar. I prefer to have a 0-2" drop saddle to bars, and yeah - the front does tend to be high.

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    Lynskey

    Turns out I have a friend who owns a shop and got a sweet, and I mean sweet deal on this frame, Did you see the Lynskey loft yesterday? Pro 29r, Chris King Headset and Carbon fork for like $1399? Anyway, I took a walk on the wild side and pulled my Rebas apart, this morning, Turns out they were set up for 120mm travel, No wonder the front end was in the clouds, Now with 1 spacer the 100mm travel feels much nicer, I have the extra spacer and may try 80mm...,Peace Krack

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    lol @ 120mm on the front. Glad you found your problem

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    I have mental problems. I bought one of these frames too (medium) and started part shopping. My thought was to go middle of the road since I got a smoking deal on the frame and thought it would make for a solid bike at a great price. The next thing I know I am putting together XX 2x10 parts, with a tapered XX fork 20mm thru, chris king/stans flows...etc. The wife will not be happy when the Visa bill shows. In all fairness, I did find some killer deals on parts.

    The thing is, once I got the frame in my hands, I fell in love. The oversized ti tubing is gnar. I know some like the twisted tubes and I am sure they are great, but not for me. Too funky. But this oversized stuff is killer in my book. Too each his own I suspect. Anyway, I will be putting together soon. One thing, when I bought frame, Lynskey told me that I needed a 31.6 seatpost... Nope 27.2, so off my new post goes for exchange.

    I'll post some pics when finished
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    I just had to post up a report now that I've gotten several good rides in over the holidays. Yesterday evening I rode a familiar stretch of singletrack that I love. It was very muddy and much wetter than normal since we've had some significant snow run-off here lately. I've averaged about 8-8.5 mph on the same trail, with much drier weather, on my 2010 Stumpjumper. I averaged 10.2 yesterday - even with mud and clay caked all over my Ravens for most of the ride - and I could have gone faster.

    Even though my Stumpy climbs well, I never felt confident during hard, out-of-the-saddle climbs. It just felt slightly twitchy and made me feel like I was having to work too hard to keep it tracking comfortably. But I stood up and pushed hard on several climbs yesterday and it was much more effortless than I ever imagined it could be. This is also after putting on an extra 7-8lbs recently due to several holiday feast (hey, i like to eat). So I'm extremely pleased with how responsive it is!

    But the most notable thing about this frame is how comfortable it is for me. On my Stumpy (aluminum) I would feel fatigued in my lower back towards the end of these same sessions. At my age (48) I just thought that the fatigue was normal during hard rides. But I never experienced that at all yesterday, which amazed me even more than how well it climbed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ribz
    The oversized ti tubing is gnar.
    Yup, size matters.

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    Currently sits at 22.5lb, but there's still changes to be made, new XTR pedals are in the xmas post somewhere, cut the steerer, work on the fit, possible change in bars and to a layback post. It's also likely to gain front suspension after the winter.

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    yeah, i know. red and blue. blah, blah, blah.

    rinsed it down and put it on the stand for a few tweaks.


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    Looks like they finally delt a little with the front-end stiffness issue on the Ridgeline and Pro29. I've owned both and still have one of the 1st version Ridgeline's with the straight downtube. The Pro29 was a wet noodle and I sold it fast. The Ridgeline was much better, but still more noodle-ish compared to other 29ers I've had in the past 7 years.

    The oversized headtube and 73mm BB allows for a larger joint and I am guessing the tubeset O.D. is a tad bigger than my older model. That has to go a ways to twisting issues. The aluminium insert in the headtube also addresses some reports from others in regards to headset installation. I know a LBS that had issues using cheaper headsets in Lynskey frames because of the tight tolerances. The insert is softer, so I have to think that will give some additional tolerance leeway.

    Good changes...

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    snow day!


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    It's much prettier than the "pretzel" frame by far. Wish that they'd do an EBB or a swinging type rear end as their sliders are even uglier than most.

    Sadly, I think that the best work that Lynskey does is actually on the bikes that they build for other companies.

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    2011 Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbbyyou
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    well you must like purple
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    Except that's not the Prototype frame this thread was started for

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    Except that's not the Prototype frame this thread was started for
    Is your rigid fork the same length as a 100MM fork? I have in my possion a rigid fork that is the equivalent of a 80mm fork and before I get off my ass and build up with said fork I was wondering what your thoughts were.

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    No, it's 468a-c, so the same as a sagged 80mm, which are 488a-c unsagged. With all the snow I've only managed a couple of quick rides around the city so far.

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    I'm bumping this thread b/c I HATE it! They finally get the perfect frame and only make a limited run in medium. If one of the 5 people that got a medium want to sell, send me PM. Hopefully Lynskey will make more of these in the current price point.

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    fyi, i called them last week and they said the next batch will not have the alu sleeves. Can't remember his name but he said they ordered straight head tubes which is something new. Sorry for not remembering better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Bob
    fyi, i called them last week and they said the next batch will not have the alu sleeves. Can't remember his name but he said they ordered straight head tubes which is something new. Sorry for not remembering better.
    Did they say when they'll be ready?

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    I didn't ask them when they would be avail. I actually called them to ask about frames that they make for a diff co, not so much the Lynskey.

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    I was told end of March for a Medium 2011 Ridgeline-29 SL.

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    Who are you talking to?

    Quote Originally Posted by staylor
    I was told end of March for a Medium 2011 Ridgeline-29 SL.
    That's why I tend to be fan of quoting. Not pictures though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tl1
    That's why I tend to be fan of quoting. Not pictures though!
    Consider yourself quoted. ;-)

    This wasn't directed at anyone specifically, though Velosprocket did ask 'Did they say when they'll be ready?'. Not knowing whether he was talking about the 2011 Pro29 or Ridgeline (as both bikes are now covered in this thread) I thought I'd mention what I know about the Ridgeline.

    On another note, I was told the next batch won't have the alu sleeves in the head tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staylor
    Consider yourself quoted. ;-)

    This wasn't directed at anyone specifically, though Velosprocket did ask 'Did they say when they'll be ready?'. Not knowing whether he was talking about the 2011 Pro29 or Ridgeline (as both bikes are now covered in this thread) I thought I'd mention what I know about the Ridgeline.

    On another note, I was told the next batch won't have the alu sleeves in the head tube.
    FYI, the 2011 pro29 I received Dec 30th doesn't have the aluminum sleeve in the heatube either.

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    I think I found the long lost twin of our Prototypes

    http://salsacycles.com/culture/intro...l_mariachi_ti/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    I think I found the long lost twin of our Prototypes

    http://salsacycles.com/culture/intro...l_mariachi_ti/
    Minus the frame price, the Salsa name isn't worth the premium. It is a great bike though!

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    The salsa has the 2" downtube. I don't think the proto has that but I could be wrong.

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    I was wrong, they both have the 2" downtube. I personally like the salsa version with the etched graphics.

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    I just don't get how they look so much alike...
    You would think they would be different... Salsa cost less
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    Lynskey proto = $1100 for the frame
    Salsa El Mar Ti = $1800

    Lynskey build Ti frames for lots of people, not sure if they're building these Salsa's or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    Lynskey proto = $1100 for the frame
    Salsa El Mar Ti = $1800

    Lynskey build Ti frames for lots of people, not sure if they're building these Salsa's or not.
    They are
    And 1100.00??? Is that a close out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1993gsxr907
    They are
    And 1100.00??? Is that a close out?
    Yep - it was a closeout. Retail is quite a bit more - closest thing is the Ridgeline for $1850.

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    They were prototype frames, sold off cheap. So I guess that's a closeout.

    Those of us that jumped on the deal got a good one

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    Salskey El Lynskiachi Ti

    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    I think I found the long lost twin of our Prototypes

    http://salsacycles.com/culture/intro...l_mariachi_ti/
    long lost twin or stepbrother?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phillabong
    long lost twin or stepbrother?
    stepsister...that's what I ride but a 2010...
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    guess what theme i went with?

    I think it turned out alright.

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    <img src=http://www.palinspin.com/files/imagecache/palinimageresize/palinimages/palin-armed.jpg>

    ?


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    uhmerica

    I was thinking more like the Nuge's guitar, but whatever.

    Actually, I decided that since the frame was made in America, I'd try to build the bike with stuff made in America by American companies. The saddle's not but just about everything else is. I even bit the bullet and replaced my Ergons with American made Oury grips.

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    What type of tire clearance is there on the prototypes and the ridgelines in the rear. Would a 2.25 racing ralph fit on a stans rim?

    Fixed dropouts - not the sliders.

    Thanks.
    "The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Giant
    What type of tire clearance is there on the prototypes and the ridgelines in the rear. Would a 2.25 racing ralph fit on a stans rim?

    Fixed dropouts - not the sliders.

    Thanks.
    I've got WTB 2.3 MutanoRaptors on my prototype, and there is still a good bit of clearance.

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    300 mile update

    So far, so good. I did a moderately hard ride up near Asheville NC yesterday at Bent Creek on rocky, root-strewn singletrack and a few gravel roads. But I think 95% of my rides so far on this build have been rocky singletrack. I've only had to change to a shorter stem length to compensate for the difference in ETT from my Stumpy HT, in order to get the fit right.

    I'd say this frame is as stiff as I need it to be (thanks to that fat downtube) on climbs and it's still very plush. I used to feel fatigued - especially in my lower back - after an hour in the saddle on the Stumpy. I rode hard for 3 hours yesterday without a break and felt good to go another couple of hours when we finished up. That alone has made this frame well worth the investment!

    Oh yeah, no creaky headset yet either. I've ridden in the rain once and I've also done four muddy rides (thanks to our crappy winter weather this season) but so far nothing has disappointed me in regards to frame performance. And since I only have $750 in this frame after I parted out the rigid fork that came with it and my used Stumpy frame on eBay, I'm very pleased with the results.

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    What's the story with the Al sleaves in the head tube? my Ridgline will be in at the beginning of April (so they say) will it have Al inserts or not?

    Mojo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Man
    What's the story with the Al sleaves in the head tube? my Ridgline will be in at the beginning of April (so they say) will it have Al inserts or not?

    Mojo
    See post #78 above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ottoreni View Post
    With that aluminum insert in the headtube, I can only imagine how loud the creak will become in that area once you start riding that frame.
    1100 singletrack miles so far. No Creak.

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