Request for review: Anyone try a lynskey FS bike?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dustyyoungblood, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood MTB Addict

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  2. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

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    Subscribed....
     
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  3. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    I think Ti is better suited for hardtail....but that is just me. I don't think you get the benefits of Ti in a FS design.

    They call it a 29-140......so one would be safe to assume that it is a 140mm travel bike....yes? No where in the description of the frame or bike do they indicate the rear travel. If it is indeed a 140mm travel frame....WTH are they spec'ing it with a 120mm fork?
     
  4. Ebruner

    Ebruner Well-Known Member

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    Erik Bruner
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    I agree with J. I wouldn't buy a FS titanium bike. Also the geo numbers for that frame are pretty weird. Long chain stays, slack seat tube angle, reach on the short side, super high bottom bracket. Very odd.
     
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  5. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood MTB Addict

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    The Ti verse AL or CF or even Steel is valid, but really designers choice at how stiff it can turn out. a Ti front triangle can be stiffer than an AL or CF one if designed to be so.

    Holding out for specific reviews if anyone has actually own or ridden a Lynksey FS
     
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  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

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    With our small sample size here.....doubt your are going to be much response for a bike that most don't even know about.
     
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  7. mtnbikej

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  8. dustyyoungblood

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  10. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood MTB Addict

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  11. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Well-Known Member

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    http://www.whycycles.com/ I looked at this titanium bike at the Sedona Bike festival. It had a burly, solid, no way you can break it type of look while also being a nice looking bike. For a Titanium bike it wasn't light. I thought my Hightower was lighter when I picked it up.

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  12. Faust29

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    @HBkites has one and loves it... Beautiful bike.
     
  13. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood MTB Addict

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  14. mike

    mike MTB Addict

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    Be fun to ride one for curiosity's sake.
     
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  15. herzalot

    herzalot MTB Addict

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    Would that make you Ti Curious?
     
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  16. ULEWZ

    ULEWZ Well-Known Member

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    No, he just wants to ti one on.
     
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  17. Grassblade23

    Grassblade23 Well-Known Member

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    I love the Horst bike I have right now, (Chumba XCL) but after riding newer linkages, (And Horst links on newer bikes,) I have no desire for another Horst.
     
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  18. Bbbobfox

    Bbbobfox New Member

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    Colorado
    Name:
    Bob
    Current Bike:
    Lynskey FS 140 29
    I have a 2017 Lynskey Ridgeline FS 29 140 that I have ridden for about a year and a half absolutely love it. Rode it up at Trestle bike park 12 times last year and Angel Fire 6 times advanced intermediate trails. I live in Colorado and most of the trails I ride are rocky and technical. I have a friend who has a Santa Cruz Hightower LT and I’ve ridden his bike a few times and I think the Lynskey is just as stiff and I like the handling on mine a little better. He has said he could comfortably ride mine at the bike parks and he is a thru and thru Santa Cruz fan.
    I’m getting a new bike with more travel and am thinking of keeping the Lynskey for the mellower trails that I ride.
    Hope this helps
     
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