Lynskey Performance Designs M230 XC Hardtail

4.67/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $2295.00

Product Description

The M230 is the culmination of Lynskey’s 25+ years of craftsmanship. We designed the M230 for the rider desiring a lightweight, no maintenance, well balanced race frame. Predictable handling, superb agility, explosive sprinting and a proven racing geometry make the M230 the perfect racing package.

  • Competition-tuned tubeset provides precision handling and excellent stability without sacrificing rider comfort
  • Over-sized curved downtube allows for fork crown clearance and provides stiff bottom bracket for efficient energy transfer
  • S-bend chainstays and seatstays allow ample tire, chainring, crankarm and heel clearance
  • Chainstay lengths that promote better traction when climbing
  • Disc specific rear dropouts guarantee proper caliper/disc alignment

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by o7ovd a Weekend Warrior from Manila, Philippines

Date Reviewed: August 31, 2011

Strengths:    The M230 is both a work of art and a funcional piece of equipment. The welds on this bike frame are the best I have seen. The hand brushed finish makes the bike handsome and easy to care for. The titanium used in the bike mixes flex and stiffness perfectly as if it knew what you need and when you need it. If you want to own a beautiful bike which you can actually thrash around in your local trails or bike routes, the Lynskey M230 is a strong option to consider. I get compliments from fellow bikers when I hit the trail. They know that Lynskey stands for the best.

Weaknesses:    No other issues as of now. Danger of theft perhaps?

Bottom Line:   
I wanted to build one bike to keep for a lifetime. I found it in the Lynskey M230. What I didn't know was that it got me hooked on Lynskey bikes. I can't imagine turning to carbon, alloy, steel or even titanium frames made by other manufacturers. My next bike will definitely be another Lynskey.

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Favorite Trail:   La Mesa Watershed

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Gee Hin Chan, Singap

Bike Setup:   SID RLT Fork, FSA SLK Bar Stem Post, Devo Saddle, XT 9-speed Brakes and Drivetrain with SRAM Attack Shifters, Hope Pro 2 on ZTR Olympic rims with Nevagal Tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Rudy Djuanda a Cross Country Rider from Indonesia

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2011

Strengths:    Linskey

Weaknesses:    Linskey

Bottom Line:   

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Favorite Trail:   Linskey m230

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $2295.00

Purchased At:   Xxx

Similar Products Used:   Linskey

Bike Setup:   Self

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Galacticfunk a Weekend Warrior from Jakarta

Date Reviewed: February 10, 2011

Strengths:    Lightweight frame combines with race geometry delivers efficient power in every stroke, makes climbing smoother. Classic frame is more everlasting model, with sexy curve chain stay. Welding workmanship is tremendously adorable art.

Weaknesses:    Lack of size variety

Bottom Line:   
Lightweight, Classic and Sexy

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Favorite Trail:   Bojong Koneng and Gn. Pancar

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   Sepeda Kita

Bike Setup:   Fox F100 RLC
Avid Elixir CR
Mavic SLR with Hutchinson Python Tubeless setup
XTR Shifter, RD, FD and Crankset
Hope BB, Skewer and Seat Clamp
Lynskey Ti Seatpost with Selle Italia Flite Saddle

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by situa a Weekend Warrior from Jakarta

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2009

Strengths:    Climbs really great, likewise in descending.
Lightweight and durable with good finishing.
Price is lowest compare to other Ti brands.
Ride is fast and excellent steering, just look at where you want to go and you are there.
A really good all round bike.

Weaknesses:    Lower price would be great

Bottom Line:   
I enjoy and really satisfy with this awesome bike. It's lightweight, fast climbing and descending ride plus nice brush finished and reasonable pricing really ought to make the competitor shivers.

I'm selling away my other bike because of this awesome bike as I see no use in having a slower bike. This bike shouldn't be overlooked when you want to get a hardtail titanium bike. One ought to consider buying this bike if have the capacity. A truly awesome bike, at least for me.

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Favorite Trail:   Curug Panjang

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   Sepeda Kita

Similar Products Used:   2008 Specialized Marathon Epic

Bike Setup:   FSA Crankset
Hope Mini Pro Brakeset
Ritchey Carbon Flat Bar
Thomson Stem
Selle Italia SLR Saddle
Cobalt Wheelset
SRAM XO Rear Derailleur
Shimano XT Front Derailleur
SRAM XO Grip Shifter
Lynskey Ti Seatpost
Maxxis Ignitor Tires
XTR Cassete

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ryryhart a Racer from lititz,PA,Lancaster

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2009

Strengths:    LIGHT, responsive, vibration deadening, totally built for xc racing.

Weaknesses:    none, if an efficient hardtail racer is what you need.

Bottom Line:   
This is a dream bike for any xc racer. If you are a trailrider thinking of racing stick with full susp. If you desire to kill competition on climbs and suck every second out of every course this is it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1350.00

Purchased At:   Cycleworks, Wrightsv

Similar Products Used:   specialized, epic s-works,rockhopper

Bike Setup:   09 sid world cup fork, xtr wheels/rotors all else xt and ritchey wcs....23 lbs w/ pedals, cage and computer./

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by doods a Cross Country Rider from quezon city philippines

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2009

Strengths:    good workmanship, accurate alignment, light

Weaknesses:    it has tenedencies to go fast, ferrocioysly fast!

Bottom Line:   
soft ride though but technically this bike is for professional racer only. it needs attention to handle its speed. very agile, nimble, and rolls really fast, i mean fast. this bike is not for me. am slow as a swine though i love to ride long hours. the geometry puts you in an attack position and not so comfortable on long rides. it can climb, it can decend better that a full sus but still attention is a must. you have to stay awake all thru your ride. it insppires confidence in terms of craftmanship. this is built on rocks. and it rocks. serious racers would love this bike but a weekend warrior may shy away.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   lbc

Similar Products Used:   road bike colnago titanium, cannondale and specialized mountain bikes.

Bike Setup:   xtr 2008, mavic crossmax, magura durin xc fork 100mm travel, avid juicy ultimate, selle italia slr ti, crankbrothers candy ti pedals, stem - seatpost - handlebar, fsa carbon, hutchinson piranha 2.1

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