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
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.
that is a sick bike how much did all of that cost and how do the helix tubes feel are they noticeably stiffer ?
Super sweet ride. I gotta tell you though, if you're running gears, get that rear wheel full forward in the sliders.
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.
Originally Posted by pulsepro
Very nice... there's one of those in my future (how far out is yet to be determined...) but without the green.
That is a $7,000 bike I bet
Originally Posted by dpugh5
11 Ellsworth Evolve still in box
10 Salsa El Mariachi Ti
96 Kona Hei Hei Ti
That's the most gorgeous cross bike I've ever seen!
WOW! - that thing is very cool!
Originally Posted by schnee
I bet that thing could take more XC than you could throw at it.
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.
Originally Posted by Simonhi
Haha! Been there. Be happy your decision was actually a good one. Your bike looks fast as hell. I like the green spokes.
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...
What are those things on the ends of the bars though.........
Great looking bike and superb componentry!!!
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.
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.
Excuse me, i need to change my shorts.
Many with a saddle height as high as his prefer longer stays. I know it's shocking as the "ideal" CS length is .00001"
Originally Posted by pulsepro
Damn nice ride!
i'm pretty sure that poster knows how paragon sliders work. is there anyone on this forum who doesn't?
Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
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.
Originally posted by bucksaw87
I still fail to see how mustaches, fixies, and PBR are ironic.
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.
Originally Posted by frorider