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    Lynskey cooper cx questions

    Hi I'm getting ready to order a new frame and I want to know if the Cooper cx is a good option.
    I see it has a huge fat downtube and snakestays, as compared to the Viale model that has non oversized downtube and
    straight stays.

    I would be using these as disc roadbikes/summer commuters (since none of them will fit good studded tires).

    Comfort difference between these: is the cooper cx a harsh ride?
    I see the Viale has straight gauge tubing. Does it matter?
    "Efficiency": will there be any difference?
    Speed on the road: will there be any difference?

    Does anyone who has either of these or at least seen or tried one care to comment?

    The way I see it: the Cooper cx is beefed up and should be stiffer and possibly less comfortable and it takes slightly wider tires.

    I cant post pics from lynskey site it appears.

    frame pics

    https://www.lynskeyperformance.com/s...ross-bike.html
    https://www.lynskeyperformance.com/s...rake-bike.html

    complete pics

    https://www.lynskeyperformance.com/s...yclocross.html
    https://www.lynskeyperformance.com/s...imano-105.html
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    I just built up a Cooper CX to use on and offroad. It is replacing a carbon road bike, so I can only compare it to that. It is much smoother riding than my carbon bike. It isn't as stiff, but I wouldn't call it flexy. Overall it is a very nice riding frame and plenty stiff and quick. I would assume that the Viale would be heavier since it is using straight gauge tubing and likely flex more due to the smaller tubing diameter. As far as speed, I would guess that unless you are a pro racer then you wouldn't notice much difference. I would say go with the Cooper though since larger tires can do more for comfort than any frame design can.
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    Thanks probably gonna go with the cooper. It seems to have gotten good reviews too.
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    here it is Mine came in at 1700g

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    Nice. Is that an older clearance model? I noticed it doesn't have the tapered headtube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith View Post
    Nice. Is that an older clearance model? I noticed it doesn't have the tapered headtube.
    Its a 2014 model. It was 40% off. I actually wanted a regular non tapered headtube, so it was now or never.
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    Btw does your frame have an alu insert in the seat tube?? My frame has at least. Can this be removed?
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    Mine does not have an aluminum insert. The seat tube is very thick, it is a 34.9 but because the tubing is so thick it takes a 27.2 seatpost. Maybe yours came with a shim to allow use of a smaller seatpost? If it is just a shim then theres no reason you couldn't take it out.
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    There is some kind of shim in mine, it looks threaded where it interfaces with the seatpost (I'm guessing for friction). I can clearly see there are 2 different colors/metals. I don't know if it will be easy to get out.

    I removed the decals on mine. They came off easily with acetone and paper. Took me 5 minutes.
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    I inspected my frame closer and it does have an aluminum shim.
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    What kind of weights are you Cooper CX owner getting. Can they be built in the 19-20 lb range without resorting to super expensive components?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisgahrider View Post
    What kind of weights are you Cooper CX owner getting. Can they be built in the 19-20 lb range without resorting to super expensive components?
    I guess it depends what you mean by "super expensive" components. The frame certainly is not what I would call light, definitely heavier than an aluminum frame. Mine weighs 18.9 lbs as set up in the photo.

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    2013 Santa Cruz TRc 650b
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith View Post
    I guess it depends what you mean by "super expensive" components.
    Nice.
    Dura-Ace, Force, XTR level components are budget busters for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pisgahrider View Post
    Nice.
    Dura-Ace, Force, XTR level components are budget busters for me.
    Champagne tastes with a PBR beer income.
    I would guess with a Rival or 105 build kit the Cooper CX would build up to 20-22 pounds depending on the wheels and tires.
    2013 Santa Cruz TRc 650b
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