Lynskey Sportive Custom Build
We waited too many months for our first XL Lynskey Sportive to arrive, now they’re like buses, we built our second frame in as many weeks.
Very similar in specification to the previous Lynskey to leave us, this Sportive was equipped with Kinesis DC07 carbon training forks with eyelets, a SRAM Apex drivetrain, Easton bar, stem and seatpost and Hope finishing kit.
Again our client was tall, and needing an XL frame size we left the fork steerer tube uncut. The DC07s needed a long drop calliper brake, so instead of the SRAM Apex callipers we went with a Tektro 57mm drop calliper front and rear in matching gloss black. A Hope stainless 1 1/8″ headset took care of the steering up front.
The wheels for the build were supplied by the customer. These were fitted with a SRAM PG-1050 11-32 cassette, designed for use with the Apex rear mech and double compact chainset, giving a gear range (inches) beyond that of a standard triple.
Instead of the standard Truvativ GXP bottom bracket, we fitted a Hope Stainless road bottom bracket with GXP adapters. To supplement the already comfortable ride we used the benchmark carbon seatpost, the Easton EC70 with a rider choice Fizik Gobi XM saddle. Before it left and we didn’t get the chance to photograph it, but we fitted some SKS full length mudguards to make this bike a true alrounder.
Next up in our custom build program will be a Lynskey Ridgeline 29er with brand new XT M780 drivetrain and brakes, and some blingy red parts.