A titanium full suspension bike you say!
We had the rare pleasure of building up this Lynskey Pro 650 frame and kitting it out with some of the best components available. It has to rank alongside anything we've built up before and the value is north of 6K.
We've listed the build specification below but it was a treat to work with Shimano's newest groupset, XTR M9000 mechanical. We've already built a few bikes with the en vogue 1x11 set up but this client wanted a greater range of gears than the 11-40 XTR cassette can offer on its' own.
The bike was set up with Shimano XTR dual ring 36/26 chainset and the new DynaSys II front mech. There are numerous fitting options now to the point where ordering the correct version was a nightmare but I guessed correct first time with a high band multi fit. The layout is like nothing I've seen before on a road or mountain bike but the result is sublime, a shift like no other. The cable runs directly into the mech with no loops round the bottom bracket or a directional converter and this works a treat. It shouldn't be difficult to shift a chain between 2 rings, but few manufacturers have perfected it to this level.
Gear shifting at the rear is equally as impressive with the new XTR 11 Speed SGS rear mech.
Another direct cable run and incredibly smooth shift. Shimano have really nailed it with their latest groupset, you can only wonder what the Di2 version works like.
The client wanted a splash of purple on the bike. To go with the Hope F20 pedals he enquired about purple Chris King disc hubs. It turns out that that it was a Limited Edition colour from 2 years ago and getting hold of them wasn't going to be easy but after some internet searching and a few phone calls we eventually found some.
|Frame||2014 MY Lynskey Pro 650b|
|Colour||Raw Titanium Brushed|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float|
|Fork||Fox 34 Stealth Series|
|Headset||Cane Creek 110 Series 42/52|
|Stem||Thomson X4 70mm|
|Handlebar||Thomson Titanium Riser|
|Grips||Renthal Lock On|
|Seatpost||Lynskey Titanium with Enve Clamp (not fitted on photo)|
|Shifters||Shimano XTR M9000 I-spec2|
|Rear Mech||Shimano XTR M9000 SGS|
|Cassette||Shimano XTR M9000 11-40 11 Speed|
|Bottom Bracket||Wheels Manufacturing PF30 Ceramic|
|Crank||Shimano XTR 36/26|
|Brakes||Shimano XTR 203F/203R|
|Wheels||Moonglu Custom Chris King Purple on Stans Flow EX 650b Purple Edition|
|Tyres||Continental Mountain King 2.2 Puregrip Folding|