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    Lynskey Pro29 Lefty build

    I thought I would show off a recent build for a customer of ours (Bikes Etc - Bossier City, LA) as well as get the word out now that we have "officially" launched our Pro29 Lefty and field any questions you may have. This particular bike was built up with ultra endurance racing, Leadville in particular, in mind and has custom top tube cable routing. The customer wanted something light, fast, efficient, and reliable; we achieved all of that and came at 20lbs for the complete build with a large frame! Highlights include a Sram XX build kit, Industry Nine XC 29er wheels, carbon Lefty w/ DLR, and a Lynskey Ti post. The only real weight wennie parts are the Stans Raven tires.

    The Pro29 Lefty comes stock with a Lefty headtube and a BB30 bottom bracket shell. Click here for more details. Now onto the eye candy...












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    wow!!!!
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    nice ride, spare no expense sweetness.

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    That is the coolest thing that I have seen in a long time. Makes me want to do a 48hr solo.

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    Damn, that's some hot bike pr0n!

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    That sho iz a purdy bike....mmmmm hmmmmm.
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    Wow 19.5 lbs!!! Thats light, I bet its really comfy too!

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    Hey Mike,

    That is a SICK build. So here is some additional bike porn. You will notice the bike is in the house, this is due to the 28 inches that were dropped on us the day I picked up the new ride. I've been riding it through the house, it's making me crazy.

    Can't wait to get this thing in the woods.

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    What crankset do you have on there?

    These are both nice builds for the Lefty/BB30 Pro29, but mine is gonna be prettier than either of them. Mike, you should have waited a week to take the glamor shots.

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    Its an FSA Afterburner BB30 and I swapped the rings for 24/36 and bash. I cannot wait to ride it.

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    phantastic!!! that just seems the optimal setup (i.e., bb30 w/ 1.5 ht-lefty) for such a bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmilyB
    What crankset do you have on there?

    These are both nice builds for the Lefty/BB30 Pro29, but mine is gonna be prettier than either of them. Mike, you should have waited a week to take the glamor shots.
    When are we going to see pictures of your build?

    Are you traveling down to Santos for the first NUE race?

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    why making it properietary (and likely heavier headset as well as frame) with 1.5 headtube and not lefty with project 321 adapter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellocook
    why making it properietary (and likely heavier headset as well as frame) with 1.5 headtube and not lefty with project 321 adapter?
    I think there is a good chance it added stiffness to the head tube.
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    @mike: it's SUPER AWESOME.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellocook
    why making it properietary (and likely heavier headset as well as frame) with 1.5 headtube and not lefty with project 321 adapter?
    why wouldnt you? what if rider wants to later even try a tapered fork? i.e., if option, it is the opposite of smart to not do a 1.5

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    Now that is the COOLEST... I'm going to look into that for myself! WOW!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by strat819
    Now that is the COOLEST... I'm going to look into that for myself! WOW!!!!!
    agreed...i almost did that instead of my more AM-ish Lynskey but decided i wanted a different type of bike and yeah, if I wanted a "fast" bike that is THE setup IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    why wouldnt you? what if rider wants to later even try a tapered fork? i.e., if option, it is the opposite of smart to not do a 1.5
    to my knowledge the cannondale standard is not 1.5, just close. all you can run with a cannondale headtube standard is lefty or regular 1 1/8 with reducer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffy mike
    When are we going to see pictures of your build?
    Just waiting on the front hub. Should have everything built up by the weekend.

    Quote Originally Posted by scruffy mike
    Are you traveling down to Santos for the first NUE race?
    No Santos. I'll be riding in the snow at P36AR that weekend. I anticipate that the Lynskey geometry will carry up Pisgah trails just as nicely as it rides down them, and hope the bike and I both survive intact.

    Warm sunny Florida sounds so much nicer... maybe it's not too late to change my mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellocook
    why making it properietary (and likely heavier headset as well as frame) with 1.5 headtube and not lefty with project 321 adapter?
    We had a lot of request for a Lefty/BB30 frame last year so we decide to introduce it as a stock model. By running full production runs and spreading out the cost of labor, tooling, etc across several frames we are able to offer a Pro29 with these options at a much lower cost than years past. Also using the a "Lefty headtube” allows for the use of Cannondales intergraded stem/steerer combo which is a pretty trick and light weight piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffy mike
    We had a lot of request for a Lefty/BB30 frame last year so we decide to introduce it as a stock model. By running full production runs and spreading out the cost of labor, tooling, etc across several frames we are able to offer a Pro29 with these options at a much lower cost than years past. Also using the a "Lefty headtube” allows for the use of Cannondales intergraded stem/steerer combo which is a pretty trick and light weight piece.
    thanks mike. havn't considered the stem/steerer combo actually saves quite a bit of weight.

    congrats for going a new direction ...

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    Very freaking cool!
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    MD Special

    Hey,

    Tell MD he is way too slow for that kind of ride.



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    Nice bike

    I'm not so sure about the 19.5 lbs....22.5 would be pretty light, but 19.5 seems like a scale calibration is needed.

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    no way that bike is sub 21-22 lbs. calling bs. but it sure is a nice ride.

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    19.5 should be correct. the lefty carbon sl is seriously light, so are most of the other components and the frame.

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    19.5 - fully geared bike? not a chance.

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    I don't doubt it...

    I can see this bike being under 20 lbs. I'll bet they saved more than a pound and a half with the Lefty/stem/hub combo they used. I have built 20 lb bikes with the "porky" Fox and Reba options. The BB30 is light, the brakes and rear cassette are light, the handlebar is light (superlogic?). You guys who can't see this need to look at some true weight weenie bikes (16-18lbs.) for perspective!
    They may not have included pedals in this weight, though I think a bike should be weighed with pedals.

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    I think SingleSpeed w/ carbon rigid fork...19lbs easy...but geared with that fork..21+

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    I built a Custom Indy Fab Ti Deluxe with a carbon lefty. W/O pedals it weighed in at 21lbs 15oz. The lefty is crazy light. Check out the bike at ifrider.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by burchbj1
    I think SingleSpeed w/ carbon rigid fork...19lbs easy...but geared with that fork..21+
    Cannondale's claimed weight for the Lefty Carbon 29er SL w/ DLR is 2.6 pounds. Mine weighed 2.83 out of the box (I think their claimed weight is without oil).

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    wow. your IF is nice. So there it is. This IF is 22 fully rideable...so how is this Lynskey build shaving off 2.5lbs?

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    my superfly is 22.5lbs.

    this one has a ligher lefty (-450g), integrated stem (-100g), XX components with bb30 vs. xtr (-300g), likely no pedals (-200g), lighter tires (-300g), frame a little heavier (+100-200g).

    and there we are ... 19.5lbs. not even considered other small stuff like barends and bottle holder on my 22.5lbs. superfly.

    i am thinking of a geared niner air9 carbon at 17-18lbs. without anything crazy (Formula R1, Edge wheels, some tune stuff and left carbon sl).

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    holy cow that's nice
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    I was just at the Cannondale web site, and they list their new Carbon Flash at 16 pounds even! That's 16 lbs for a fully geared front suspension hardtail. It uses similar components to this Lynsky build, so I do not doubt the 19.5 lbs.

    On a related note, what kind of offset does the Lefty 29er fork have?

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    I just put the complete bike on a couple of different scales and would like to formally retract our claimed weight of 19.5lbs and take the heat now (because we know it's coming anyway). We missed the mark by .5 lbs - still lighter and more affordable than our competitors!




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    Quote Originally Posted by EmilyB
    Just waiting on the front hub. Should have everything built up by the weekend.


    No Santos. I'll be riding in the snow at P36AR that weekend. I anticipate that the Lynskey geometry will carry up Pisgah trails just as nicely as it rides down them, and hope the bike and I both survive intact.

    Warm sunny Florida sounds so much nicer... maybe it's not too late to change my mind...
    Jamie P and I will be there if you change your mind, otherwise good luck in Pisgah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellocook
    thanks mike. havn't considered the stem/steerer combo actually saves quite a bit of weight.

    congrats for going a new direction ...
    Thank you! We do our best to stay in touch with our customer base and listen to feed back. You never know MTBR could lead to the introduction on a new Lynskey model some day...

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    Mike thanks for all the help with the build i cant wait to get this bike in the shop. now that im using mtbr ill be sure to keep posted on ride remarks and thoughts of the bike when my buddy mat, the owner of this beautiful bike, starts riding it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burchbj1
    19.5 - fully geared bike? not a chance.
    It should be easily around 20 with this kit. And not too hard to drop some more.

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    o deffinatly the bike is designed and built for LEADVILLE. the selle smp evo seat is heavier than alot of the nice fizzik seats or seats of that same quality. theres a couple of things that make it lighter but still sub 20 is AWW-SOME

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    also this looks like a regular lefty carbon and not the SL version. this would be a further 180g weight drop.

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    don't forget the pedals!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scruffy mike
    I just put the complete bike on a couple of different scales and would like to formally retract our claimed weight of 19.5lbs and take the heat now (because we know it's coming anyway). We missed the mark by .5 lbs - still lighter and more affordable than our competitors!



    I am still sceptical - what does that frame weigh? w/ lefty and bb30?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmilyB
    Cannondale's claimed weight for the Lefty Carbon 29er SL w/ DLR is 2.6 pounds. Mine weighed 2.83 out of the box (I think their claimed weight is without oil).

    Damn, that's almost a pound less then my Fox F29.

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    It is the sl, the fully intergrated one

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    20.94 with pedals. pedals are LOOK quartz carbon. pictures just donnt do justice to how awsome this bike is. it came in last night and i havent stoped looking at it lol
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    Yeah, there is a lot of great mountain biking in NW Louisiana, and some damn good riders too.

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    That is one sweet bike.
    I was looking at those Looks. I am riding Times right now. How do they compare? I know they are lighter, but are they burley enough for serious mountain biking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Litemike
    I am still sceptical - what does that frame weigh? w/ lefty and bb30?
    The Lefty is 2.8lb fork, which is as light as the SID (but much stiffer).

    The BB30 used to be lighter than XTR, although I haven't been keeping up with my gram counting...

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    With a C'Dale SI crank, for sure lighter than XTR.

    If that bike doesn't win races, there is something VERY wrong with the rider. Gorgeous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mclandis12
    Hey Mike,

    That is a SICK build. So here is some additional bike porn. You will notice the bike is in the house, this is due to the 28 inches that were dropped on us the day I picked up the new ride. I've been riding it through the house, it's making me crazy.

    Can't wait to get this thing in the woods.

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    I was drooling over your bike this afternoon at Cycle Works. Awesome build pretty much my dream bike. I just got back from riding in Carolina I could have taken your bike and gotten it dirty for you!

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    Here ya go, another Lefty/bb30 Lynskey. Finally got it built up and put about 50 miles on it over the weekend. Took these photos on its maiden voyage. What a great bike, climbs wonderfully and handles great. Really looking forward to racing on this bike all year. Many thanks to Lynskey!

    build details
    Lynskey Pro29 Lefty/BB30 titanium frame
    Bike29.com handbuilt wheelset: Stan's Crest rims laced to Project321 front hub & Industry 9 rear hub with DT Aerolite bladed spokes
    Cannondale Lefty 29er Carbon SL fork and its affiliated headset & stem
    FSA K-Force Light BB30 crankset
    FSA K-Force Light carbon flat bar
    SRAM XO drivetrain
    Hope Mono Mini brakes
    Lynskey titanium seatpost (highly recommended! a real beauty!)
    Ergon GA1 grips
    Fizik Vitesse saddle
    Maxxis ignitor front and WTB Nanoraptor rear tires
    Crank Bros 2ti eggbeaters

    For those who care, weight with pedals and cages (and a little mud) is about 22.3 lbs. This was specced for very long and committing rides in all weather. It's not built to be the lightest bike out there. It's built to be light where it can be light, and strong where it needs to be strong.

    I included a photo of the welds at the headtube junction, because I know some people like photos of pretty welds. Sorry about the mud on the pretty welds
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    well the guy riding this one the one lynskey built up finished 19 at ledville last year this year he is shooting for top 10. last yer he was on a salsa 29er with the carbon rear end, crossmax wheels with full x0 and a reba team front fork. and had some chain freezing problems druing the decent part hopefully this beast of a bike will help him alot more
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    A lightweight hardtail is nice for Leadville, but I'm not sure quite how your customer thinks switching to an XX build with a much more fragile chain will prevent chainsuck. Weather conditions at Leadville were somewhat damp this past summer, but in my experience preventing chainsuck during that race was as easy as asking someone to slap some lube on the chain at the Twin Lakes aid station...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmilyB
    Here ya go, another Lefty/bb30 Lynskey.
    Thought it's "Neither jamming nor econo." Whatever that means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Cabletwitch
    I was drooling over your bike this afternoon at Cycle Works. Awesome build pretty much my dream bike. I just got back from riding in Carolina I could have taken your bike and gotten it dirty for you!

    Thanks!! I may be taking it to Carolina myself in a few weeks. How was the weather and trails down there. Send me an email mclandis12@gmail.com.

    Matt

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    Sweet!

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    Wow, you just built my dream bike, Amazing bike. Race it this season and post that sucker for sale in the classifieds :-)

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