Lynskey Performance Designs Custom Frame XC Hardtail

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $2995.00

Product Description

Level 1 frame only $2,995 Level 2 frame only $3,295 Level 3 frame only $3,895 Level 4 frame only $4,395

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Furrner a Cross Country Rider from Chattanooga

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2011

Strengths:    Custom bike = perfect fit and geometry. Handling and ride the way I want it.

Fantastic Customer Service (see below)

Weaknesses:    Developed a crack at the head tube/ Top tube weld after about 3 1/2 years of abuse.

Bottom Line:   
I was looking for a bike based on the geometry of my favorite handling bike of all time in a frame material that would last me many years of hard riding. After being given the runaround for several months by Titus over a warranty replacement I decided to give the then relatively new Lynskey cycles a call to see what they could do as my riding season was rapidly disappearing. I emailed on the Friday (after close of business) before labor day 2007 and received a reply back from Jack within 30 mins with answers to my preliminary questions. Within a week we had the frame design finalized and the build had started and within 3 weeks I was picking the up the frame. The bike rode and handled exactly as I had hoped. I really can't think of a change I would make if I had to go through this process again other than to leave off the gear housing stops as it will forever be SS.

About a month ago I discovered a 3/4" crack in one of the head tube welds. An email to Jack and I had an RA number and the frame was stripped returned for repair. Four weeks and a day later I have it back looking like new. The crack repair is just about invisible, they have also installed new slider dropouts, a new head tube badge, seat collar and added a brace at the rear brake mount. No charge. Great customer service!

The Bottom line:

$3000+ is a lot of money for a frame, but spread that over the next 15 years or more and it starts to look a lot more palatable. The guys at Lynskey have been great to deal with whenever I have had the need to. The crack in the frame was a bummer, but the way they handled it and took care of it with no questions erases that. A friend had a seven month wait for his Dean to be repaired for a similar failure and was also charged $700(?) for what should have been a warranty repair.

Only four Chilis for value as it is a lot of money for a bike frame. Five chilis overall for the satisfaction I get from this frame and the great CS.

Highly recommended.

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Favorite Trail:   So many. Jack Rabbit, Pinhotis, Tanasi.....

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Similar Products Used:   This is my first Ti frame after many years of stock steel and Alu frames so no direct comparison.

Bike Setup:   Lynskey custom Ti frame running SS with paragon slider dropouts. XTR 970 cranks, xtr 980 pedals, Homebrewed components Ti ring and rear cog. Syntace F139 stem and Vector riser with Ruffian Lock on grips. Thomson Masterpiece post holding Selle Italia SLR. Hope discs on King SS rear and ISO front hubs, Mavic 717 laced with Revolution spokes. Panaracer Fire XC Pro running tubeless. 20.5 lbs +- for a sensible solid trail build.

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