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    My Lynskey Pro 29 Lefty ... Fight the power ,with twisted tubes :-) !!!

    In light of recent threads here is my new "controversially twisted tubed" Ti bike.

    Considering that my last MTB was bought 11 years ago I thought it was high time I got a new one.

    Having been used to a fairly light hard tail in my 99 GT Zaskar LE which I custom built using nice components, I thought I would buy another hard tail.

    In keeping with the custom theme I decided to research the build and settled on building the new bike around the Lynskey Pro 29 Lefty frame, partly cos I was drunk one Sunday night and saw an XL frame and fork going for a song in the Lynskey Loft.

    Anyways, enough waffle here it is ...

    Frame: Lynskey Pro 29 Lefty (XL)
    Forks: Cannondale Lefty 29'er Speed Carbon with DLR
    Bars: Schmolke SLO 31.8mm 600mm Long
    Stem: Cannondale XC3 SI Stem Steerer, 5 degree drop
    Headset: Cannondale Headshok
    Grips: ESI Foam
    Bar Ends: Tune RH1 'Lenkerhornchen'

    Brake Lever assy: Formula R1 with carbon lever, custom white with BK Composites carbon fixings
    Calipers: Formula R1
    Discs: Formula brakes
    Pads: SSwissStop Bremsbeläge, only because they are green !!!

    Hoses: Jagwire Hyflow white

    Shifters: SRAM XX
    Cables: Nokon white
    Front Mech: SRAM XX Low mount bottom pull
    Rear Mech: SRAM XX Medium cage


    Seat: Fi'zik Custom White and Lime Green, carbon fibre / kevlar rails
    Seat Post: Thompson Masterpiece, soom to be Schmolke TLO 350mm (hurry up Schmle !!!)
    Seat Post Clamp: Carbon Ti 34.9mm Green Anodized

    Cranks: SRAM XX
    Chainring(s): SRAM XX 26/39
    Chain: SRAM Hollowcore
    Cassette: SRAM 11/36
    Pedals: Nukeproof Proton Mag Ti "Flats", soon to be Crank Brothers Eggbeater 11 (when I'm brave enough)
    Bottom Bracket: SRAM BB30 Ceramic

    Wheels:
    Rim: Stans Arch
    Spokes: Industry Nine
    Hub: Industry Nine 29'er Cross Country
    Tube: Schwalbe SV19A
    Tire: Schwalbe Furious Fred

    Weight: 21lbs, will get proper measurement once the Schmolke seat post and CB pedals are fitted.

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    that is a sick bike how much did all of that cost and how do the helix tubes feel are they noticeably stiffer ?

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    Super sweet ride. I gotta tell you though, if you're running gears, get that rear wheel full forward in the sliders.

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    Nice ride Simonhi!

    Quote Originally Posted by pulsepro
    Super sweet ride. I gotta tell you though, if you're running gears, get that rear wheel full forward in the sliders.
    No need to worry about wheel position with the paragons. The derailleur hanger slides with the drop out. Some people like longer chainstays, some people like em shorter. The glory of the paragon slider, it don't matter where ya run it, geared or single.

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    Very nice... there's one of those in my future (how far out is yet to be determined...) but without the green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpugh5
    that is a sick bike how much did all of that cost and how do the helix tubes feel are they noticeably stiffer ?
    That is a $7,000 bike I bet
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    That's the most gorgeous cross bike I've ever seen!

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    WOW! - that thing is very cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by schnee
    That's the most gorgeous cross bike I've ever seen!
    lolz
    I bet that thing could take more XC than you could throw at it.
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    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
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    really nice ride

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    Killer ride!
    I don't know why, but I'm kind of surprised it weighs the same as my medium Mamasita w/CK hubs, Reba & Racing Ralphs. Trade-offs I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonhi
    .......partly cos I was drunk one Sunday night and saw an XL frame and fork going for a song in the Lynskey Loft.......


    Haha! Been there. Be happy your decision was actually a good one. Your bike looks fast as hell. I like the green spokes.

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    wheres the dirt?
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    I'm surprised it weighs 21lbs! I would have guessed MAYBE 20lbs. I assume you used a proper scale??? My "cheap" Motobecane with a solid XC build weighs 22lbs so I'm guessing your bike is less than 21lbs...

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    Niiice.......

    What are those things on the ends of the bars though.........

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    Great looking bike and superb componentry!!!

    Congratulations!

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    Cheers for all the top comments guys,

    It will get a shakedown on my 20mile 1/4 road 3/2 hard pack track tonight in the dark.

    It will get properly muddy at the weekend :-)

    I was expecting around the 20ish lb mark in weight, due mainly to the larger and heavier wheels. I reckon I can get it into the low 19's, i've still got a custom made Schmolke Seat post which whould shave a 100g's and CB Eggbeater 11 pedals will be on there after I've gotten used to it for a short while. Lighter chainrings and chain are on the list of uprages but I was inetersted to see how all the Sram XX goes together first.

    I will also be getting a set on Edge / Enve rims and Tune hubs with Sapim CX Ray spokes in the near future which shoudl know anther 2/300 g's off the overall weight, but these green ones ones will do for now.

    Cheers again,


    Si.

    ps - Mucho thanks and big respect to Mike @ Lynskey for all his support, I can't wait to get stuck into it !!!

    pps - Even greater thanks to LBS for helping with tie-ing up all the loose ends, and the build, I just did'nt trust my lowly spanner skills on hydraulic brakes or BB30, neither of which I have ever owned before.

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    Really nice build!

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    Excuse me, i need to change my shorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsepro
    Super sweet ride. I gotta tell you though, if you're running gears, get that rear wheel full forward in the sliders.
    Many with a saddle height as high as his prefer longer stays. I know it's shocking as the "ideal" CS length is .00001"

    Damn nice ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    Nice ride Simonhi!



    No need to worry about wheel position with the paragons. The derailleur hanger slides with the drop out. Some people like longer chainstays, some people like em shorter. The glory of the paragon slider, it don't matter where ya run it, geared or single.
    i'm pretty sure that poster knows how paragon sliders work. is there anyone on this forum who doesn't?

    i took his post to mean: these lynskey frames handle best when the CS length is minimized.

    which, in my experience (ridgeline), is true. but then again i ride trails for which these cyclocross tires in this nice looking build are not well suited.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider
    i'm pretty sure that poster knows how paragon sliders work. is there anyone on this forum who doesn't?

    i took his post to mean: these lynskey frames handle best when the CS length is minimized.
    Guess you'd think the SSr's are screwed. Have had paragons and various other sliders on numerous bikes. I dig the ability to fine tune my chainstay length and it may be a thought that the OP does as well.

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